|09-09-2013 04:52 PM|
|09-09-2013 04:50 PM|
|mightyschwartz||Not having read the whole thing, you said that you bring her in and as soon as you turn your back she poops on the floor. Why isn't she being crated until she poops? She won't be able to hold it forever. Just crate her and take her outside every 15 minutes after she eats until she poops. Consistency.|
|09-07-2013 05:01 PM|
How To Match Your Dog To Make It Poop
Problem with the suggestion Lalachka made was that people reading this may think wooden matches should be used ....
Long discussion about it here:
|09-07-2013 04:56 PM|
My guess is that when you are at the end of your rope with a dog, even one positive poo session in the appropriate place may make a huge difference.
Last night I was really tired, and thought that the best bet was to rehome the puppy before the frustration causes serious damage to the pup.
I strongly suggest to the OP, that if he wants to keep this dog, to totally reject any notion that this puppy is stubborn. Every thing that you have tried to work with the stubborn puppy hasn't worked. Why? Because your stubborn puppy is not stubborn at all. Which means you are approaching this little individual with a punishing, irritated demeaner. And that, whether you have physically or verbally punished the pup or not, is making things worse, not better.
You need to change your attitude. Forget about alphas, and Cesar and all that boloney. When you think your dog is stubborn, stop, count ten, and remember that the puppy WANTS to do what is right, you just need to help him/her get where she needs to be. If you are to the level of yelling right now, completely cut that out. It isn't working. A quick eh-eh, is enough and out you go with her, if you catch her in the act. Even if she leaves 90% of whatever inside, praise her for any amount outside.
You can get through this. But especially with where she comes from, you really need to ante up and pay for some classes. A good set of classes will have an instructor who will welcome questions about behaviors out of class, and will have some good ideas.
Good luck. I have a seven month old. Her problem is excited urination. When I come to the babygate separating her area to the living room, she jumps up on the baby gate for pets and leaks while I am petting her head. You cannot do any sort of correction, she will grow out of it, if I don't make it worse. So yesterday, she did not leak when I petted her, nor the night before -- Yay!!! she is getting over it.
Today, my brother and his friend and my dad was over delivering a fridge and I let her out, and she ran around and around, and I cought her to put her back, and she piddled -- all excited. It can be frustrating. I hear that, but if I over-react it will take much longer, and be much more difficult to get where I want to be. If I over-react in potty areas, it will bleed through to other training as well. The last thing you want is for your puppy to look at you as a terrible ogre. We love these dogs, if they are frightened of us, than it really hurts. We do not want to break their spirit, we want them to be happy, and full of personality. We do not want them compliant robots. We do not want them fearful of us.
Trust me on this, if you are thinking the dog is stubborn, and she is not, than it will come through in your demeaner toward her, and she will become afraid of you, which will make her much harder to train, and more likely to make dangerous mistakes down the road.
|09-07-2013 04:30 PM|
As for why it works....over the years I have heard several reasons from the sulphur to just having something inserted.
I don't like this method for any reason and am shocked a trainer would suggest it as a housebreaking aid!!
|09-07-2013 04:08 PM|
OP I wanted to add. When I first got my dog (he was my first dog though) I felt the same way because I expected one thing (wrongly) and got another. At some point I felt I was in over my head and got a trainer.
It only took him coming out once and giving me solutions for all my "problems" to make me calm down. I think it's the feeling of not knowing what to do that makes you go crazy.
If you're willing to work with your dog there's def hope.
My dog kept biting and jumping on me when I first got him, I actually thought I got an aggressive dog (10 weeks old).
Anyway, I don't want to type out a bunch of solutions if you're not looking to keep him.
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|09-07-2013 04:01 PM|
OP- You sound tired. Really tired, and I get it. You have this picture of how you want your life with your dog to be when you get it. You see other people happily playing with their dogs, and peacefully walking them around the neighborhood, cuddling with them on the couch, and generally having a great furry best friend. Then you bring home your own "best friend" and it's nothing like that. You read about people who use a crate and a schedule to house train in a week or less and it just makes you feel more frustrated, because it just doesn't work for you. A lot of people on here have given some really good advice, so I don't want to repeat a ton, but I do want to offer some encouragement
Training a dog is frustrating and some are more frustrating than others. Breathe. Take a break. Drop the dog off at a friend's and go out for dinner without worrying about your carpet. Give her to a relative overnight and get a solid night's sleep. Find a way to relax, and then come back. Refreshed. Because while feeling frustrated is completely natural, it will not help solve your problems. Your dog might be more difficult than others, or it might not, but in the end it doesn't really matter because you'll need the same good attitude and endless patience to get the dog you dreamed of in the beginning.
Also, as to the money issue, prevention is always cheaper than replacing furniture, carpet, sanity, etc. Maybe you have an affordable doggy daycare that will give your dog exercise (and keep her off your carpet) while you're at work? Or if she's in a crate while you're out, at least she can't chew things. The downside to this method is that she WILL need exercise when you get home (and are probably feeling exhausted from a long workday). Maybe there is a local dog park you can take her to where she can run around with other dogs and get exercise?
For chew toys, the black kongs are awesome! Hard nylabones and antlers are also pretty indestructible. If you know someone who hunts, you can probably get free antlers instead of buying them at the pet store.
For training, a professional (one on one or in a class) can save you a lot of money (not to mention headaches) in the future. If you really can't swing it, though, you can learn a ton online (search tag dog training on YouTube) and if you couple that knowledge with a cheerful attitude, consistency, and endless patience you can make a lot of progress on your own.
Really though, if you can find a way to give your dog a butt ton of exercise everyday, you will find that everything else gets easier Good luck and sorry for the length lol
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|09-07-2013 04:00 PM|
|lalachka||ETA. I repeated what the previous poster said, deleted|
|09-07-2013 03:55 PM|
|09-07-2013 09:43 AM|
I will say one thing about the "match" trick.
At dog shows, maybe before an airplane flight or long trip, when you are trying to get the dog to relieve itself ,, you have walked it, etc there is a very easy solution using a match, but this would not be recommended as a housebreaking aid.
You use a paper match and insert the paper end, not the match head, into the rectum maybe 1/2". If the dog does actually have to relieve itself and have a bowel movement, the stimulation of the match will make it go, "there is something there and I have to make it get out" situation.
It is not painful or dangerous, but will work. This is not a housebreaking tool at all.
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