|08-28-2013 05:21 PM|
A question on the jingle bells also. Thor is now potty trained, but we bought the jingle bells so he could alert us to wanting to go out rather than jumping at the door. However he just chews the jingle bells and tries to pull them off the door and run around with them. Any ideas on how to train him to use them the way they were intended rather than as a toy?
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|08-28-2013 05:08 PM|
Yeah I agree with all of these wonderful people about the potty pads and the towel and all that. Maxx is not even 4 months yet so yours and mine are around the same age. I got him when he was 7 1/2 weeks old. Crate training was the first thing I did with him. He woke up every 2 hours to go out, he never had pads or anything like that in there. All I had in there was his bed, Nyla bone and maybe one toy. ( he is the shredding kind so I didn't want him digesting anything while he was in there) he never had any accidents in the crate but only because I took him out every 2 hours even if he didn't have to go and while I was home I took him out at least every hour, and if he didn't go then I took him out every 20 minutes till he went. And in about 2 weeks he was done. The only difference is that I am a stay at home mom so I was able to be with him all day. But there was a few nights that I went out for quite some time but my mom came over and let him out. So yes if you could get someone to let him out during the day that would be helpful. And due to the hardships of potty training maxx is on scheduled feedings and that helped too.
With my min pin that I had, I made a big mistake with her. I gave her blankets and all this crap in her kennel, puppy pads and all. It was horrible! She peed everywhere!! And it took me about a full year to get her to stop, but even then she would still eliminate in her kennel no matter what I did. So I learned the hard way
Good luck with your little one and if you have any other questions feel free to pm me or something
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|08-28-2013 05:05 PM|
|pyratemom||You are on the right track getting rid of the pad, towels, etc for now. You can also use a plastic milk crate to take up space in the crate temporarily. They are hard to chew on and easy to wash off. I always believed pee pads confuse the pup so I never used them. I never put bedding in the crate for my pups when they are teething - too big a chance they might eat something or chew a piece off and get sick or worse, bloat. A mat or bed for the pup to lie on when you are hanging out is different but not in the crate. While you are home, take the pup out after every meal, drink, waking up, etc. Also watch for sniffing signals so you can get out when you see the signals. Always throw a treat party when the pup is successful. You will see - this stage will pass in no time if you are consistent. Getting someone to come over during the day at this age to let the pup out is a good idea.|
|08-28-2013 05:01 PM|
I work all day. I fed my pup 4 times a day at that age, breakfast, lunch, early afternoon (430ish) and evening meal. You don't have to necessarily free feed to get plenty of food offered. It makes it easier to anticipate when your pup will need to potty. I personally don't leave food/water in his crate since I'm not there to take him out to potty every hour or so.
Right now he's fed 3 times a day. I or my son let him out at lunch to eat, drink and play a little before having to go back to work.
|08-28-2013 05:00 PM|
|08-28-2013 04:37 PM|
|Neko||I don't really think there is a problem besides the long hours. How can a grape size bladder hold for 7 hours? My 7 month old can barely hold that long.|
|08-28-2013 04:33 PM|
My new puppy will be arriving next month, and I was intrigued by the jingle bells. Can you please explain how they work, where you hang them, etc.?
|08-25-2013 03:13 PM|
I'm going to have to make some! My cat will most likely be plaing with it more haha. Hank gets into EVERYTHING so he will most likely thinks it's a toy. but I will try it!
|08-25-2013 03:12 PM|
Ok i think I got this figured out, just want some advice.
I am pulling the food. He can have it whenever he wants when we are home (until he gains some weight) but not in the crate. I am also going to put ply wood or make something up to make the crate smaller. NO Puppy pads, towels or newspaper that incourage peeing. JUST a bed and a toy. I also read I can pull his water? (that he ALWAYS ends up spilling everywhere anyway) He will be in there from 8:30 to about 4. He is inside, with a fan on and the a/c. is this ok??? Or maybe get a doggie water bowl if he needs water? At least until he is potty trained and can hold his bladder longer. Then I will put water back. I just want some advice on that part.
Gosh, I feel dumb. haha. This is my first puppy I have ever raised on my own, I just don't want to make any mistakes!!!
|08-25-2013 03:07 PM|
I was thinking of doing that!!! But he's a chewer kind of...will that be ok???
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