When my dog goes to another house, she poops and pees in their house why? She is potty trained at home.?
My sister-in-law watches our 2 dogs when we go away. Our 1yr old dog who is potty trained at home, will poop in their house. They leave the door open so she can come in and out whenever she wants. Why does she do this? They were home when it happened.
New environment means different results. Your dog has to be trained further as it has very little common sense and just does what comes natural.
How long before I can consider my dog house trained?
I keep thinking my dog is potty trained and then I will come home and there will be pee in the house. He is good about not pooping in the house, but sometimes he still pees. If I leave him in his crate, he will hold it so I know he can hold it overnight and at least for a few hours during the day.
A few days ago, he had gone a while without an accident, so I thought it was time to give him a little more space (the rest of the kitchen). He was fine for about 4 days and then peed in the house right when I thought he was getting the hang of it. I only work 3 hours a day this summer so I am around a lot and let him out all the time. How long should I wait for him to go without an accident before I can officially consider him housetrained? Or even let him graduate to more space when I’m not home? He does seem to understand that he has to go out to pee when i’m home because he’ll bark at the door. He’s a seven month old shih tzu if that helps. He had a previous owner for the first 6 months of his life who did not really train him so we are starting from scratch.
Well each puppy trains at their own pace. Most puppies stop having accidents around 12-weeks-old, but that is tooooo soon to let your guard down. The bladder isn’t grown until 6-months-old. I don’t consider mine fully potty trained until 1-year-old. When they behave, I allow them more space, but not unsupervised. Around 6-months-old they get more space, but I still follow them when they go exploring. I may have had something 4 other dogs ignored, and this puppy decides to kill it. I may have a basket that all my other dogs ignore, and this puppy can’t wait to get what is in the basket. Each of my puppies was different. Sometimes I went a whole month without an accident, and then surprise. Here are some tips, use what helps.
I use a crate* to potty train with, but only for potty training and then I break it down and store it. I put blankets and a small food and water dish in the crate. Dogs don’t potty where they eat and sleep. When they are first little, I only expect them to hold their potty for 4 hours, and then 6 hours, then 8 hours and so on. So when they are first little, I set a timer or alarm clock to wake myself up at night to take them *out. I only allow my puppy in the bedroom* or the living room, only one room at a time. They have to graduate to more space. If I allow them to have full run of the house, it will overwhelm them. I take them out the same door each time. I tie a dinner bell to the door handle. Do not use a jingle bell as they could get their toe caught in it. So when they are little, I ring the bell for them, and then open the door to go *outside to potty. When they get bigger, I take their paw and whack the bell and open the door to go potty. Eventually getting to the place where the puppy will ring the bell and let me know when they need to go potty. Dogs want to please you, so it is your job to let them know what behaviors please you and what doesn’t. So when my puppy goes potty, I give her a treat*, and clap, and make a fuss and praise her. So she learns that going potty outside makes me happy. If she has an accident, make a disgust sound like “tsst” and take her out right away. I never yell* or spank* my puppies. Take them out when they first wake up, after they eat or drink, before nap, finish romping, when their activities change, or when they are sniffing around. Some puppies go pee right away, but may not go poop until 10 minutes later, so wait for the poop. I have a little play time here, because sometimes I think they are done, and they are not. Puppies train at their own pace. While I may have a puppy that hasn’t had an accident in several weeks, I don’t let my guard down. I don’t expect my puppies to be “fully potty trained” until one-year-old. If they have a setback, shake it off, and start over. I only have my puppies in the crate when I am not watching them. When I am sleeping, cooking, ironing, doing chores, basically when I am not watching her. All other times, she is out of the crate practicing being a “big girl.” This is the time I train her how to behave in the house. So we are practicing “no barking”, ‘no biting”, “no jumping”, and “don’t eat the furniture.” I also have to practice “playing inside” so she doesn’t knock over things. You must keep the puppy in sight when they are little because they don’t know the difference between newspaper and carpet, and you don’t want them sneaking off and getting into trouble. Some puppies can sleep through the night around 3-months-old, but their bladder is grown around 6-months-old.
*I use a crate to train with. It is the method I prefer, compared to other methods I have tried. I noticed that if they are in the crate, while I am doing chores, they are o.k., because the crate allows them to see me and be re-assured. The crate can also be a comfort when stored in the basement for dogs who live in areas where thunderstorms and tornados are an issue. . However, use the method that works best for you…..a laundry basket, a cardboard box, a woof-woof house, child gates……whatever works for you.
*Outside, pee pad, litter box, whichever method you are using. When the puppy is first little, keep the pee pad, litter box near the food and water dish, so the puppy can eat and drink, and then go potty. You can move it away as they get older. The pee pad has a scent that smells and initiates potty. Sometimes a pee pad makes a sound that scares some puppies, so you might want to use a litter box if that happens. The pee pad allows a puppy to walk around, but a litter box keeps the puppy in one place.
*Bedrooms, I use the bedroom and living room for training, because it works for me. Choose rooms that work for you, but watch for rooms that are damp, or drafty. While my puppies sleep in the bedroom during training, once they are trained, I let them sleep where they want to. They don’t have to sleep in the bedroom forever.
*Treats. While I use treats for training, you don’t have to. I like Charlee Bears for training (a little cracker for a little mouth,) I use them for training, but once they are trained, I cut back on them.
*Some puppies will go potty in the same spot each time. Some puppies have to be told to go potty. A command like “go out” for pee, or “go finish” for poop, might work for you, keep saying “go finish” until the puppy poops. This is a good thing to train if you travel with your dogs. By using commands, the puppy won’t get confused when you are visiting someone, on vacation with you, or when you get to a new home. The command will tell them what you want them to do in an unfamiliar place. You might also want to use a leash method, so the puppy doesn’t sneak off, or for strange places.
*Yelling. It is not a good idea to “yell” or “spank” your puppy and then take them outside when they have an accident. They may get confused and think that going outside is punishment. While you want to correct them, if you are extreme, they may not want to go outside again. Shake it off, and resume your schedule. You have to keep it real. Puppies train at their own pace, but a puppy can only hold their potty for a few hours. A guide would be 1 hour for each month of age, plus 1 hour, so a three-month-old puppy should only be expected to hold their potty for 4 hours at most.
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Concerning house training a “supposed to be” house trained dog and severe seperation anxiety, please advise.?
Hello, This is a continuation of a question that was answered yesterday. I am renting a nice apartment and the landlord was nice enough to let me have a potty trained dog. There was alot of conversation between the foster mom and I before I adopted my little dog. She was supposed to be completely potty trained but did not like to be alone. I totally get when animal have been through alot that they don’t like being alone; it’s probably scarey. Anyway, she “really” has seperation anxiety as, even when other people are in the house (and our cat that she hangs with), she whines and howls because I am not there. There is someone in the house almost 100% of the time. When I am gone, my son is here and we have family visitors from time to time. I don’t want her to be a bother to the neighbors so I am going to have to either start taking her everywhere with me and leaving her in the car when she can’t go in…………..or……………..What???????? My son had to pet her for an hour and a half today while I was at a meeting at work.
Also, because she isn’t potty trained at 4 years old……….is it o.k. to let her wear doggie diapers and just keep taking them on and off during the day so that she has plenty of time to pee/poo outside. I’ve been cleaning up after her for days and am exhausted. I am trying to train her with diapers and lots of walks. I was told that she just went right out and came right in with no pee/poo issues……….totally not that way here.
No diapers … Walking, walking, walking and walking until the job is done … And while your son’s heart i am sure was in the right place, he basically just reinforced the neurotic behaviour for over an hour today … Get the dog a crate, put a blanket over it to muffle any sound … And adjust your thinking as to how much the dog needs to be outdoors … Even a small dog can take a bit to tire out and that is exactly what the dog needs is to be tired out … Invest in a kong and fill with peanut butter or my friend uses organic baby food and freezes and that will give the dog something to do in the crate … And start introducing the crate slowly … Like 5 minutes at first and make the dog walk in by herself and praise, never put her in, and never use it as punishment … Make it small enough that she can stand up and turn around comfortably and put in a soft blanket and something you have worn … Keep a radio or tv on nearby … And ignore, ignore, ignore the behaviour you do not want … So no petting or coddling cuz the dog seems upset, that is just reinforcing the behaviour you do not want … And it is useless to take a dog out and not stay out until the deeds are done … Take the dog out and walk her until she has both peeped and pooped, give lots of praise and forget the diapers … And you need to toughen up … So they said the dog was housebroken, the dog is not, and that is the reality that you need to deal with … People who get puppies, some of them clean up for months not mere days, so just accept your reality and get on with housebreaking this dog like it is a puppy …
How to House train/’Potty’ train a dog?
How do you do this because I’m getting a puppy soon and I REALLY need to know!
I have a Siberian Husky and they are a very difficult breed to house break!
So here is what worked for me…
1.You need to get the puppy used to peeing in one spot so a peice of news paper or puppy pee pads works great for this, everytime puppy starts to pee put it on the paper or pee pad, soon it will have your puppies scent on it and puppy will be more willing to go there to toilet (and when puppy has an accident get some of the pee or poop onto the paper or pad as this will make the puppy’s scent stronger) Move the Paper or pee pad closer and closer to the door to outside then you’ll eventually get the paper or pee pad on the grass. Let puppy continue to use the paper outide untill he/she is going there to toilet by itself, then remove the paper or pad, tipping it’s contents onto the grass, your pup will smell it’s scent and should continue to pee there. Don’t forget to praise your puppy with happy voices, pats and a treat everytime it toilets where you want it too.
2.Now that puppy is toileting outside, you need to stop it from toileting inside.
Just because your puppy is toileting outside doesn’t mean it will stop toileting inside altoghter, it will do it sometimes. So put puppy outisde frequently point to the area you want pup to pee im and say “Toilet” in a firm voice, when it does, treat it instantly.
Everytime it does have an accident rub puppy nose in it gently (only do this with pee), say “No” and put it outside followed by the “Toilet” command. Make sure you clean up the mess straight away and use and pet oder remover on the floor to block puppy’s scent, this will stop the puppy from wanting to pee in that spot. Also, don’t let puppy have the run of the house as it will more than likely pee in a larger room than a smaller one, they are clean animals and don’t like to be close to thier pee so keeping then in a smaller area helps prevents accidents.
A puppy is a great addition to any family so I really hope enjoy him or her
Potty training a dog?
Some one has asked me to keep their dog at my house and potty train it as they don’t have time to. They said they would pay me, but what would be a fair amount of compensation for me to ask for in return? Should I charge by hour or one flat amount? Thanks
Get it a bed or something big put a pee pee pad in it and go to walmart get some trainer and spray it is a Circle that shows them where that a supost to go and it helps it’s called Obo and under it says for dogs.
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