Subject: Puppy Training, Advice from a Vet The best piece of advice I have ever given any puppy owner is to get a newspaper, roll it up very tight, secure it with a rubber band and leave it on the coffee table. Then when the puppy piddles in the house, chews up a slipper, or does anything it is not supposed to: You simply take the newspaper and bang it on the top of your head very hard while repeating, "I should have been watching my puppy."
That is to funny. I was beginning to get agitated and thought for sure I knew what you were gonna say next. I already had my speach prepared....LOL P.S The sad thing is many people believe in swatting with the rolled up newspaper! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! It makes me so mad at just the thought of it!
QUOTE "my dad showed me the same trick! cause one day my pup peed on my bed and my dad took his head and pushed it toward the stain and said "No!" and tapped him with the paper. It really works!!" ______________________________________________ Rubbing a puppies nose in his urine/feces is going to do nothing but confuse the heck out of him. And swatting with a newspaper will get the same effect (Confusion). Except not only will the puppy be confused but also scared to death to go potty in sight of you which will lead to great frustration for you.
Hey Guys, I think chichi might be a youngster. Tread lightly. Chichi- those ways of training a dog might have been what most people did many years ago. I think my Dad did the same thing. We have learned through the years though, through many studies and research that these methods aren't good for the dog. They may temporarily work because the dog is now fearful of you (which is bad)and can cause many other problems with his behavior. There are alot of sites on the internet that can tell you the non-violent way to potty train puppies. (Something I feel so much better about than hitting a small helpless animal.)
I use rolled up newspapers with tape on both ends to hit the tabletops or the top of the dog crate. Then tell them "Don't leave it" or "quiet". It makes a loud noise that gets the puppies attention and saves your hand. I don't use it when they have accidents though. Just when they are in their crates howling and I need to get them to hear me, or they are chewing on something and I need to get there attention away from that to something else. Using the loud noise instead of yelling at them to me makes them less scared of you. Just my opion (sp). They seem to forget the loud noise, but they don't forget you yelling and hollowing (sp) at them. They seem to shy away more when they get yelled at all the time. Just what I have observed though many many puppies.