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Old 10-12-2006, 12:14 PM   #1
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Our dog wont stop craping and peeing all over the kitchen floor and we live in a small apt. We have a box set up with a puppy training pad on it, and I clean the kitchen daily and it still isnt working. So we keep her in her kennel for a while to try and get her to learn. But all she does is bark bark bark bark bark bark ..you get the point, Its annoying and i cant take her outside every 5 mins. I wish I could. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-12-2006, 12:23 PM   #3
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thank you so much.
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Remember three important things:

1) A dog will have to pee 10 minutes after taking a drink. So pay attention to when she drinks and take her out ten minutes afterward.

2) A dog will have to crap 1/2 hour after eating. So pay attention to when she eats (ideally only once or twice per day) and take her out 1/2 hour afterward.

3) When training, dogs respond very well to praise (attention) and food (reward).

You have to help them create habits or they do not know better.

When taking her out to do her business, you have to let them know that that is why they are out there. As you approach the door to go outside, say "Let'* go outside. Go Potty" or similar simple command words that express the same thing and that you are comfortable with. Then, once you are outside, make it clear that she is outside for one purpose only, and that is to go "potty". Don't let her sniff or play unless the sniffing is a prelude to taking a dump.

Once she goes (either pee or poo) reward her with lots of praise and maybe even a dog treat. Then take her back inside or let her play for a while. If she makes a mistake during the training period and goes on your floor, immediately do the routine, as if she hadn't already gone. Take her outside and do the potty routine.

Remember that reward and attention are important in this process. Negative attention and punishment are still attention and she will respond to them if there is not positive attention.

The technique above really does work and a week or two of regular attention to this should be about all that is needed. After that, you will still need to pay attention to her drinking and eating times and to all the little signals she gives, indicating that she'* needing to go. Pacing and whining or scratching at the door are good indicators.

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thanks i will deffinately do that. i really appreciate yalls help.
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Take her to the vet!!! My aunt had a dog that did that and it turned out that the dog had something wrong.
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Take her to the vet!!! My aunt had a dog that did that and it turned out that the dog had something wrong.
While it'* true that a dog with a physical problem can exhibit like that, if it'* still not more than a puppy, it likely just needs the initial training.

An older dog that used to be house trained and suddenly starts going all over the place should be looked at for a possible physical cause (or psychological cause).
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Also,when you first get out of bed in the morning,make it a habit of asking "(insert dogs name here),you gotta go potty??"

Make a game of it,ask a few times and get your dog all excited and then get up and take her outside. When you come back in,like Lash said,praise her/him and give a reward

We got a small dog that was around 2 years old and she was semi-housebroken and that worked like a charm for me. She has the occasional accident but,usually it is when we have been gone for an extended period of time. When that happens she goes immediately outside for at least 20 min in a fenced yard.

Not whoring but here'* a pic of me and "Daddy'* girl". Her name is Sugar
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Thank you all for your ideas.I will definately try them. It is just so hard living in a small apartment with a dog. There isnt a back yard or anything and there is hardly any grass at all mainly just a parking lot and a sidewalk.
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Oh, and the usual yardstick for new puppies as to how long they can reasonably hold it, is IIRC (and I'll have to check and verify this Monday) one hour for every month old they are. So you can't expect that your brand new puppy will be able to hold it for 8-10 hours. Their bladders are just not capable at that young age.
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