If my new puppy goes in the house what is the best discipline? Should I smack him with my hand (not too hard of course), smack him with a newspaper, tell him no firmly? Do I immediately take him outside. If he has already done his business in the house, he's not going to go again. Just need some advice. Thanks
Some people out there may not agree with me, but what i did with my pups is when they were very young, I would just pick them up and place them outside. When they were older, I would give them a bump on the butt with my hand and then take them out. It seems to work well. A bump is a little harder then a tap, but not a slap if that makes any sense. You of corse have to catch them in the act. If anyone else has any ideas, let me know.
If you dont' catch your dog in the act of going, but find a wet spot or a 'present' punishing him is going to confuse him and make him fear you. He won't know what he is being punished for, dogs just don't think like that. Clean it up with an enzymatic cleaner, smack yourself in the head with a rolled up newspaper as suggested above, for not paying close enough attention to your pup, and vow to keep a closer eye on puppy.
If he goes in the house and you catch him in the act, say "No!" sharply, pick him up immediately, even if he is still in the act of going, and take him outside. Keep him outside on a leash until he goes and don't play with him or let him play with anything. After he does his business, praise and treat him, give him some play time.
Never trust a tall dwarf... he's lying about something.
Smaking is a stimulus that would need to create a reaction that was favorable and could be praised when it occured. Since your dog is not very lickly to run outside and go to the bathroom immediately when you smack him then it is doing no good whatsoever, unless of course it makes you feel good! I would suggest standard crate training. It is the only proven way to get the control of the situation so that you can actually teach the dog what you want it to do!!!
I knew most people wouldn't agree with me, and no big deal. I tried everything else. I had my 8month old tied to me and when went everywhere I did for 4 months. Did that work NO, one bump on the butt, and she had not gone in the house since. I didn't say smack, and I would never smack, beat, or hit my dogs with any force. For my aussies, it may be the fact that it is an attention getter, that is all it takes. Whatever works, all breeds are different, and all dogs are individuals. sorry if I offended everyone.
I absolutely would NEVER smack an animal for ANYTHING.
I'm currently in the throes of potty training a 4 month old mini Daschund, and she's having troubles about 30% of the time...I am wondering what the "experts" think about showing them the mistake (when you catch them in the act) - such as putting their nose close to the mistake THEN taking them outside? This is what my dad did with all our large dogs as I was growing up...Currently I take the pup out every hour while awake. We seem to have no problems at night. Once outside, I tell her "potty!" and usually she will do it right then and there. I reward her with a little treat when it is done right. When I catch her in the act in the wrong spot, I simply take her to the right spot and let her finish, clean up the mess with an odor killing spray, and we try again the next time.
DON'T SMACK YOUR ANIMALS!! I like the sarcastic response to smack oneself with the newspaper. VERY good!
Good one, Catlover... I agree with not ever raising your hand to a pet, but not about missing the signals that they need to go! I can take my little darling out 3 times...stay outside for 15-20 minutes and he doesn't go.The minute we go inside he looks for a spot and squats. Even if I watch him...he either waits until I'm not around or I have my hands full doing something else and he'll piddle or poop (sometimes right in front of me) One time, he followed me into the bathroom and waited until an inconvenient moment when I couldn't get to him and proceeded to poop on the bathroom floor It's a really good thing that his temperament is so sweet and he's new to our household. Even though he's 10 mos old, he's been with his siblings all this time and he's not familiar with the way of the human when it comes to house training. We're still working on it though
Puppies have to go potty as soon as they wake up,as soon as they are done drinking/Eating,as soon as they are done playing... Pretty much puppies always need to go potty.. They are a playing/eating/sleeping and potty machines.Who should be watched all the time.. Mishaps are the fault of the owner for not watching..
Di, it's quite simple, really. Take him out on a leash, go to the designated spot, and stay there. It's not necessary to take a tour of the whole yard or the whole neighborhood. Just walk around "the spot" (about the length of a bathtub.) If he doesn't go, go back in the house and put him in his crate. Don't give him the opportunity to go in the house. Wait maybe about 1/2 hour, take him out again and repeat. If he goes, he can be out of his crate. If he doesn't go-it's back in the crate again. He'll get the idea if you stick with a ritual.
If you put them back in the crate if they dont pee isn't that like discipline? Wont they then relate the crate to a bad thing? I have a 10 week old Rottweiller and she makes about 1 puddle every day some where in the house. I need help. She has only pooped about 4 times in the house and we have had her for 4 weeks now.
If you put them back in the crate if they dont pee isn't that like discipline?
No.I have placed them in a crate for about 3 to 4 min and taken them back out and they are fine. They won't look at it as a bad thing is you don't act like it's a bad thing. The most important part about dog training is don't set your dog up to fail.
I have a 10 week old Rottweiller and she makes about 1 puddle every day some where in the house.
6 weeks is way to early to leave their parents as they have so many things to learn in those last few weeks.
I now understand that it is too early. The breeder was getting ready to have a baby of her own so she had to let them go early. Now there is nothing I can do about that. I have to look forward. I suspect this is why I am having such a huge problem with her biting us. She bites us like we are her play mates. we have tried everything.
Well, to add to the discussion, I am "potty training" the babies I still have left from my toy poodle's litter. It is the hardest part of having pets.... = } I tried hitting myself in the head with the paper but nothing happened and it didn't help. hahahahaha....just kidding of course. The problem with one of my "boys" is that I can crate him for about two hrs, then let him outside and he goes right away. Fabulous! BUT....sometimes he will come back in and still pee/spritz in the house, only 45 minutes later. I think he didn't have to go that badly, he just chose not to hold it, or was marking his "territory" already? So....I guess they have yet to get the idea to make that choice to hold it, or, as they grow older, they will choose/be able to hold it longer. I don't know! = } I guess I wasn't very helpful, but it is interesting to read the advice. I have been doing the crate training, but I just am not sure when the real end of it will be reached. Because....if I just crate him a lot, how will he learn to be out and about the house without peeing? ; ) I just don't know....
Crate train your dog. Crate training is needed for successful potty training and prevents your puppy from destroying your house and belongings. If you "discipline" your puppy, he will just learn to fear you. Once he has peeped it's too late. He will not comprehend the connection between bad deed and discipline.
Okay, so maybe somebody has a solution to our problem. My 10month old, neutered, male Lhasa was raised in a kennel with siblings and also other litters. His breeder only breeds Lhasas and has been doing it for 25+yrs. She's rather well known in the Lhasa community. Our problem is that our pup was 9mos old when we brought him into our family and he was "crate trained" in that he was in a sort of stall and when the door was opened for the pups to "go out" it was onto pavement. As a result, when he does go outside, it's on pavement. He wouldn't even walk on grass when we first got him. It's really just because he's use to being with the litters and the pups that were all around the same age. Nothing medically wrong, the breeder is very good and conscientious and her kennel is awesome. He just has to learn how to live with people in a house, not a kennel. Patience has been the rule here...we're also working on his car sickness. He's really smart, so I know he'll get it...he's had so much to learn in the last month. If anyone has an idea (other than the crating and letting out or treats or positive reinforcement...'cause we've done all of that)I'm open to suggestions. For now, it's just vigilance and patience!