|10-16-2013 11:39 PM|
My first GSD did not like the bells. He also did not whine to go out so we put a driveway wireless alarm by the door.
This won't be to helpful, but all you can do is tell them no and show them where to go. Also try to take them out every hour or so and really praise them when they go outside.
With both my GSD's right when I thought they would never get it they just started going outside. Something just clicks. It took my first GSD longer. We got him at 8 weeks. With Kaleb it took about a month, but he was 3 months when we got him.
|10-16-2013 11:32 PM|
I use bells on the doorknob with my dogs, BUT - in order for her to know that she needs to alert you that she has to go out, she needs to understand that the ONLY place that's appropriate for her to pee and poop is outdoors. That's two completely separate things. Once she's housebroken and knows that she's supposed to do her business outdoors, you can work on getting her to let you know that she needs to go out.
|10-16-2013 11:28 PM|
Visualize how you want her to go outside. See the whole process in steps. Train one thing at a time via those steps. For example, I'm going to do the bell thing with Franklin. My process would be teach sit, which he knows. Then sit at door before going out, treat while pottying outside. Potty means good thing. Introduce bell. Hang it from the door. Continue sit at door then add touch the bell. Treat when she touches bell, then go outside. Through the whole process, she'll associate jingling bell means you need to take me out. At least that's the end result. We hope.
I had him when he was 2 weeks old. I built a whelping box with separate rooms. Mess area and sleep area. The older he got, the more I took him outside to go. For myself, I firmly believe the whelping box helped build the foundation of no messing in the house.
|10-16-2013 11:18 PM|
PM sent. (can't help withe bell thing though...I don't use it)
|10-16-2013 10:54 PM|
I need some help here. I have seen the different forums about potty training but none have really answered my question.
We just got our 9 weeks old girl on Monday. So far she goes 95% outside but as soon as we don’t have eyes on here or turn around, she has an accident. I know she’s still young and it will take a little while for her to get it but I wanted to know of any methods that you have found to work. Right now when we catch her peeing, we run over to here while saying no, pick her up and then take her outside to the spot we want her to go. We got lucky with our first dog being potty trained before we got him, so this is our first time really potty training.
Side question, how does the “ring the hanging bell on the door” method work? Saw something on it but does it work? And how do you properly train them to use the bell to tell you then need to go out? Thanks