|09-16-2013 09:40 PM|
Every dog is different and there are probably some dogs that are too soft to startle and not suffer side effects, but with pups I have had a good solid No with a little stomp on the floor is enough to get em to pinch it off and look at you like Oh? Not here?
To prevent the kind of stuff you are talking about the first week I have them I just ignore it if they go to the bathroom inside, and praise like crazy if they do it outside. Then I start the corrections for inside and when they pinch it off and I get em outside I praise like crazy again. The main reason isn't to avoid submissive urination, though it is to keep them from wanting to avoid me when they go to the bathroom. I want them to want me to see it, which sounds a little weird when I say it to myself, but there it is.
|09-16-2013 07:55 PM|
Hey I'm a hobbyist trainer lol. I wish i could train properly.
I just cringe when someone interrupts a pup peeing... lol
They just naturally learn given a chance. You can't supervise them 24/7
|09-16-2013 07:33 PM|
|Baillif||Only sure thing in this world aside from death is that if you put a bunch of dog trainers in a room they will disagree about something if not everything.|
|09-16-2013 07:10 PM|
I think correcting a pup for peeing is confusing and damaging for your relationship.
If it is marking territory them you can use a correction. This is a totally different scenario.
|09-16-2013 07:05 PM|
|09-16-2013 06:02 PM|
|Baillif||Sounds like you are almost done with the potty training thing anyway he just needs a little more clarification about what constitutes outside and he will be all set.|
|09-16-2013 06:00 PM|
|glinny||The only carpet in our house is on the 2nd floor in rooms we rarely use. When we taught Effie to go up and down steps she loved to go up and explore. She used one room to pee or poop a couple of times. I went up with her and spent some time there reading a book while she investigated. After a couple of times with me there she seemed to realize that that was also a part of the house and should not be used as a restroom. She never did it again.|
|09-16-2013 05:56 PM|
|Captain's Mama||Yea that's what I figured! Thanks!|
|09-16-2013 05:51 PM|
That's true it could be excitement, although he hasn't done that in any of the hard wood floor, he does tend to stop outside when he's getting his crazies out and pees. It shouldn't be a bladder holding issue as typically we take him out right before we let him have the free run of the house and are pretty consistent with letting him out. When we go to work and hes alone for 4-5 hours there are never accidents.
We will just have to keep an eye on it and see if we can nip it in the bud!
|09-16-2013 05:49 PM|
|Baillif||You just have to catch him in the act and correct it by startling and then take him outside to finish and then praise him. This means don't let him in those rooms if he isn't under direct supervision.|
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