I have a six month old chihuahua puppy that I have pad trained. I have a play pen set up for her and that is where she sleeps, eats and I have a pad in there that she uses well. The only problem I have is since she has access to the pad while she is in her pen she never has learned how to tell me she has to go. So when she is out for a longer period of time she will just go. I need to figure some way out to get her to tell me when she has to go. Like especially if you are holding her for a long time, she will just pee on you, no warning, nothing. She is super small and we have a big house and if she is out she'll just go where ever also. I have a pad out but she wont use it out of her pen and I have it right next to it. She is very smart I just don't know what to do to teach her to tell me so if any one has some suggestions it would be super helpful. Thanks!
Not cuing you that she has to potty is a big difference than actually urinating on you. I would take her to the vet to have her checked for any medical issues (UTI, etc)to see if there are underlying issues.
The way I did it, is when they were babies, I never allowed them out of the playpen without direct supervision, so if they started going to the bathroom on the floor, I would yell 'NO' and bring them to their pee pad. I will say, however, they never tried to pee on me.
Now they know to run back to the pee pad, no matter where they are in the house. They had a few accidents initially, but now they have it down.
When visiting friends' houses it's a different story...
I have a 9 week pup and I love the pads.First thing when she gets up I put her on it and say "go pee pee".After she eats about 10 minutes I do the same thing.Also when playing I keep track of how long it has been since she has gone.If it has been 45 to 60 minutes I put her on the pad.It has worked.She rarely has accidents and goes to the paper herself. My one big problem is she wont do poops on it.Dont know why.I put the poop on the pad and leave it there to hopefully get her to understand that is where to go.But nope she wont do it.Any advice would be appreciated.
my puppy is 10 months old and used to use her pads very well...the last month i have caught her peeing in my bedroom several times!! the only thing i can think of is now my boyfriend moved in about 2 months ago....they have a love/hate relationship..she is very protective of me..and gets really upset when we even sit together to watch TV!! I wish I could teach her to tell me she has to go or go back to using her pad....?????
I had a similar situation with my boy Chihuahua. He had been going on the pee pads for a few months, and then at about 8 or 9 months old he started peeing on my bed and such.
I was told at that time (by someone here, I think) that at that age puppies will mark their scent in an area where their owner's scent is the strongest. It has something to do with low self esteem and confidence...
My puppy outgrew it and hasn't done it in nearly a year.
Puppy pads are a training tool for housebreaking puppies, teaching them to go to the bathroom in a specific spot on command. Start by placing the puppy pads on the floor inside the house. Encourage your puppy's good behavior as he uses the puppy pad correctly by gently petting her after she is done. Move the puppy pads closer to the door that leads outside of your home as your puppy learns to pee on the puppy pads. Try placing the puppy pads on the ground outside of your home. Remove the pad from your regular outdoor location but bring your puppy to that same spot. Scold your puppy only if you catch her in the act of going to the bathroom inside without a puppy pad by saying "no" in a firm voice. Confine your puppy to an area of the house where the floor is easy to clean, such as the a tiled or linoleum floor in the kitchen or bathroom, if you will not be around to bring him outside at a moment's notice to prevent him from going to the bathroom inside. Never hit your puppy for having an accident or for any other reason. Many dog owners find it helpful to use puppy pads together with outdoor potty training in order to teach a puppy that the appropriate place to go to the bathroom is outdoors and not inside the house.
Plymouth, your posts are getting extremely tiresome, not to mention irritating. You were told in an earlier post NOT to copy and paste material without citing where it is from. What brand of pee pads did you get this info off of? As I and several other posters know, dogs can be taught to use pee pads long term...my 5 year old minpin uses hers faithfully!