I have a ten week old Red Healer and I have been trying to do the crate training thing. Sometimes I will take her outside and she will only poop/pee or fake pee a little and then come inside and do her business in the house or enev in her crate. The breeder I got her from had the whole litter in a horse stall and that's were they pooped, peeed and slept. PLEASE HELP.
***Edited By: Poopdog on 2/9/2008 5:40:56 PM*** Reason: help with potty training
1.) Do you go outside with her? I would take everything out of the crate... blanket, toys, pillows, etc. EXCEPT WATER; for like a couple days, then follow her outside and when you see her "eliminate," praise her immediately and go back inside. Dude there's going to be accidents...
2.) The other option would be to buy a house with hard wood floors.
The way in which he was raised makes your work cut out for you. Not oly did they not learn den instinct by being restricted to the stall, but likely no social skill either. Patience and consistence. Choose your technique and stick with it. Puppies are not born knowing what is expected of them , we must teach them and they way he started out takes him a step back. There will be accidents, correct him but dont lose your temper.
People are like slinky's, not really good for much. But its still fun to push them down the stairs.