|09-06-2013 05:52 PM|
|RidgeWalker||The two shepherds I've had that I got as pups from the breeder both housebroke themselves. The first took a little while longer because I didn't crate train. With the current dog I crated from the get-go and that made a big difference. Essentially what I've done is keep her crated while inside unless somebody with her, and keep her out in our fenced yard with our older dog when we can't be home (started that at about three months...till then we crated while gone). Now, she holds it all night and hasn't had an accident inside in quite some time.|
|08-22-2013 02:45 AM|
|08-22-2013 02:43 AM|
The urine is dabbed on the nose so they understand that you know they put their rank or territory sign on your property. You don't smear their nose in it. A little urine is a lot of scent. One drop on the nose will do while you say NO or whatever command means you dicked up. You then take the dog outside and show them where to pee. When they go outside, you give them praise and let them know it's acceptable terrain and you outrank them.
Urine is very sterile and I have even used it in the field to treat wounds, prevent infection and sterilize equipment. Feces, on the other hand can contain undigested bacteria and is mostly made of undigestible material your body does not want. The feces is full of toxins that are removed from the body. Therefore, it is not a wise choice to rub their nose in it and risk infecting the mucous membranes. They weren't marking territory with feces in the first place and it is most likely your fault if they crapped in your house anyway. You can tell when a dog is marking it's territory. You have given them plenty of time outside to go and they decide a strategic area in your home needs to be marked.
To each is own, you do it your way and it takes you x amount of time and I do it my way and it produces consistent results that are safe and reliable in around one week.
|08-20-2013 05:49 AM|
Thought id post an update.....a week later and we have cracked pooping in the house...yipee!!! We are still working on the wee but i think that's down to me not reading the signs enough..she is dry in the crate and even holds it for alot of the night now. :-)
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|08-19-2013 05:20 PM|
My pup is 9 weeks old, we've had her for 10 days. She is definitely not housebroken. She is crated at night and we've had no accidents; I take her outside twice during the night.
During the day, I can crate her for up to 3 hours with success (to drive into town without her) and we've had no accidents.
If I give her full run of my house, I can try and get her out after she plays, naps, and eats, and she will still manage to pee or poop somewhere.
I've built her a little room off my kitchen with a baby gate, and she has been in there today and doing well. No accidents. And even goes in her crate to sleep
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|08-19-2013 04:22 PM|
my little guy was stubborn about potty training. It took a while. Maybe a month or two. He still doesn't ask to go out. We have a doggy door so he always used that to go out, but now he's to large to for through the doggy door, so he;ll try to go out and then pee on the rug by the door. It's summer now so the door is left open quite a bit. Once winter get here we will be putting the chime back up by the door. If he walks near the door the chime will let us know.
Of my three dogs only one will whine to go out. The female will sit by the door until we let her out and the GSD (youngest) does the above.
|08-19-2013 04:08 PM|
|08-19-2013 11:08 AM|
hippies! go watch a pack of coyotes. see what happens when a young dog pees in a spot owned by an adult male. you may see them as a baby. they are far from a baby and are born with instincts far more advanced than my kids ever had.
the pee thing establishes dominance, gives a negative association with pissing in my home, does no physical or emotional harm to the puppy and actually works.
i do not condone the half ass dog owner who would rub the dogs nose in it aggressively and then do nothing but clean it up. anybody who rubs their dog's nose in poop should be beaten.
i won't justify my method any more. you do what works for you and I will continue to do what works for me. do not read into what I post. nice trick associating with the poop and what I posted. association tricks used in the media that I used to train people on.
anyway, continue to do what works for you. you can train a dog to go outside without it. of course. it will take longer and you will be seen as an equal in the house for a while.
|08-18-2013 08:36 PM|
you have to sacrifice when you have a dog. they take you out
of your comfort zone. with consistency in your training and age
things will become easier. i have to get up at 5:00/5:30 am. when
my dog was a pup i got up at 4:00 am so he could go out and i could
train before going to work. getting up at 4:00 am gave me time to
have 3 or 4 short training sessions. each session last 5 to 10 minutes.
|08-18-2013 07:15 PM|
|Ravena||Aside from a bout of bad diarrhea, our girl took 4 weeks (She's 17weeks old). That was all crate and pen time, no unsupervised play, frequent trips (started with once an hour, and extended as she improved - now about to go 4-5hours (rarely necessary) during the day and 6-7 at night.|
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