if I am wasting my time taking him out on a regular schedule... at only 1.5 pounds and at 9 weeks is it too early for this?? I cant keep this up for months, I'll go crazy.........lol I dont know how all y'all do this.....lol
You can't start too early. Just have reasonable expectations about what a young puppy can do. I have heard that a two month old pup can "hold it" for about 2 hours - and 4 hours at night. UNLESS the pup has just eaten or played, then it is time to go right out. The schedule you start now, will serve you well in a few months when it will get much, much easier. I miss having a puppy, but then again it is nice not having to monitor his EVERY move. You will get there, just be patient.
Yes i am i puppy nightmare....... for small he is quick i tell you.......lol it is such a shame that sometimes you just get so frustrated you get no enjoyment. the crate is my best friend. I have to put him in there about every 2 hours to calm his butt down, he just wont stop unless i do......sure enough he goes right to sleep when i put him down..............lol i dont think it would be so bad if he didnt have the runs. It has been 4 days of the runs and it aint easy to clean up and i bathed him twice already and i dont think i am suposed to but it cant be helped. I have cut hair around his butt so that's not a mess anymore, but he got some on his side, so i do partial bathing in the sink.... He sure aint like my cats..............lol
Nope - they are nothing like cats. That is for sure. I have a poodle mix, and I keep the little area around his tushy very, very short. You can go to a groomer or PetSmart and ask for a "Sanitary Clip" and they will show you what I mean. In a month or so, you will be amazed at how far your pup will be with training. As long as you stay consistent. Good luck.
I understand how you feel. Potty training can be really frustrating. I read up on everything to do, and talk to trainers and everything and I still got frustrated, which is why I joined this site. What I would seriously do is until the pup doesn't have diarreah anymore, I would keep him gated in a area with no carpets. The kitchen, or bathroom, etc. That way, when he does go, it's easier to clean up. I'm an obsessive compulsive, and diarreah on my carpets all the time would send me over the edge! lol. If you don't want to take the pup out all the time, I would highly suggest litter training. I litter trained my chihuahua and it was so nice. My chihuahua would always have accidents because little dogs hate the cold. So when they are puppies and you let them outside, they don't pee all the way because they want to come back inside. So then they finish peeing inside. I would make an area for your pup, and completely cover it in puppy pads. (Well, I would use newspaper at first until the diarreah is gone, puppy pads could get expensive). Take him to the newspaper instead of outside and say 'go potty'. Always say the same thing when you want him to go, it will train him to go on command. When he does go, praise him A LOT. Make the biggest deal out of it. If he doesn't go, put him in his crate. Wait 15 minutes and then take him out to potty again. Keep putting him in his crate if he doesn't go. Once he goes, let him run around. It takes a few weeks, but then it clicks with them, "Oh...when I go potty I get to play in the house and not be in my crate!" Once he learns to go on the newspapers/pad, then buy a doggie litter box or a plastic container (they have them at walmart) and cut off one side so he can get in, and put all the newspaper/pads in there. Then, put his food and water on the outside of the box next to it. He will go over to the box to eat, so he will know where his box is. I personally think litter training is much easier with little dogs. And once they got it, they can have free run of the house and you don't have to worry about if you're out of the house all day and him having an accident, because he has his box to go in. And I wouldn't give him free run of your house until he's totally potty trained. I would keep him on a leash so that he has to be with you. And if you're busy and can't keep your eye on him, I would put him in his crate, or his newspaper area. Make sure the crate is in the newspaper area so that he can go sleep if he wants and isn't sleeping on the newspaper.
I just saw these nice doggie litterboxes in 3 sizes at petco yesterday. It's awful tempting. I wonder if I could get a 1 year old dog littertrained. She's been going outside but I have to walk her several times a day, (no fence and besides, she won't go in the yard, even on a leash) Do you think that is asking the impossible? She still goes in the house, occasionally even with frequent walks.
Not at all, you basically just have to resort back to puppy training. Treat the dog like a brand new member of the house. Take the pup to go potty every hour, but take it to the litter box, and praise when he goes. Or, put the litter box outside, and when you take him outside, try to get him to go there. It's like reverse training..lol. Put the dog in a crate if he won't go, and keep taking him to the litter box. He will be super confused for a few weeks, but he will start to make the connection. You might even take the poo from outside, and put it in the litter box so that he sees, 'oh, it's okay to go in here'. You might even try putting the litter box by the door that you go out to take him out. It takes longer than regular potty training, but if you're consistent like you were when he was a puppy, he will get it.
potty training is the worst!!! dont feel bad i have a 9 mo old puppy we got 7 wks ago and we take him out every hour or so, he still has an accident or two a week. know to go outside, but doesnt know how to tell up he needs to go outside. it is definately frustrating.
I breed dachshunds. I read several books on how to potty train puppies and when to potty train. Let me try to sum those books up. First of all you can't take a little puppy out side on a schedule. What you need to do is train it to go to the door when it has to go pee. The are various ways to train a puppy. You can crate train if you are not home all the time. When you first start train put a little puppy bed in the back and put a pee pad that has baking soda in the front so if the have to go pee the will pee on that pad. If you are home and do not want to put them in a crate then you need to put a pee pad down near the door that you want them to go outside to use the bathroom. The puppy will pee on that and then you need to gradually move it closer and closer to the door until finally your puppy goes pee outside. Hope this helps everyone
Hang in there Jeezy. It will get better. Why does he have the runs? Is he sick? What are you feeding him? You should maybe call your vet about that. I have a little dog too and he is 9 months old. He still has accidents in the house. The liter box thing looks awful tempting to me with the winter approaching. We can't let our little ones out alone at all, even with a fenced in yard. That, is a pain. I didn't realize that when I got such a small dog. But I am in it for the long run and I will do what is necessary. It is our responsibility as pet owners to take proper care of them.
I wish you guys lived near me, I bought the pupper litter box, litter and all accessories. She never once would go in there. She hated it. She wanted to eat the litter which is really little rolls of newspaper wrapped up in plastic and it stunk. Just my experience but I stuck the whole mess up in my attic and would gladly give it to anyone who wants to give it a shot. Unfortunately I live at the end of the earth and even if I shipped it, it would probably be more expensive than just buying it. Good luck and I think right now the biggest problem is the diarreah. Have you seen the vet about that? Or do you already know what it is? If that part was taken care of the potty training would be easier for sure.
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