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12-15-2013 12:05 PM
loulabelle23 I had read alot jake rarly barked he only startedat about 6 months he now doesnt start they only bark in fear to if need to be jake thinks that bin wheels r going to take over workd so he insists in fighting with them so enjoy the peace now lol

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12-06-2013 05:37 PM
Kat Tastic Does he have full range in his crate? If so, you may need to put a divider in so he has just enough room to lay down.

We took Bentleys out too soon, had to put it back in for a while and then slowly move it over an inch or two at a time.

May be worth a try to set two alarms at night, maybe three hours apart, and wake him up to take him outside. After a few nights, cut it back to once, see how he does.

Bentley escaped his crate last night while we were at the movies: we came home to both dogs having a grand time and some poop on the kitchen tile. We can't blame him, we were gone for a while and he managed an escape. It happens. But he didn't destroy anything, and that makes us happy.
12-06-2013 03:05 AM
eliyah The good thing is that someone mentioned that he might start barking when is 8 months or older, I can wait a couple more months
12-06-2013 03:04 AM
eliyah Nah, no signal at all but in the day I take him out quite frequently. It's usually late night when he does it even inside his crate.
12-05-2013 11:37 PM
doggiedad take him out more often. his signal to go out maybe very
subtle.
12-05-2013 08:52 PM
Kat Tastic Bentley took a while to potty train, but that's because WE were doing it wrong. He had too much freedom in the house during the day and we didn't take him out often enough. It was OUR fault, not his. He was fine in his crate (took to it immediatly: if he whined at night he went outside, no play just potty time), but free range in the house was something else.

We fixed the problem by taking him out CONSTANTLY.
First thing out of the crate in the morning: potty.
Every two hours: potty time.
Playing for 15-20 minutes: potty.
Right after eating: potty.
Just woke up from a nap: potty.
Come home between classes after an hour in the crate: potty.
Before bedtime: potty.

All the time. I would walk out with him, sometimes he would look at me until I told him "go potty". When he came back he got a treat and I told him, "Good potty, good Bentley."

He does great now at five months, we trust him in the house so long as we are home. If we leave, he goes in his crate.

Edit: Bentley doesn't bark to go out. He walks over and paws the door, or comes over and leans against us and just STARES with that look.
12-05-2013 08:02 PM
boomer11 If the dog doesn't show any signs that he needs to go outside to potty then he isn't actually potty trained. I don't know any dogs that once they actually learn that outside is the place to do their business, will random crap in the house for fun. Go get a deodorizing spray from a pet shop and wipe everywhere the dog has gone. Get rid of the smell from inside your house so the dog doesn't think it's ok to keep going there. Then from then on its on you and not the dog. If the dog poops outside and then isn't watched closely enough and poops inside, then it takes the dog a lot longer to learn where the correct place to potty is.
12-05-2013 07:50 PM
bill Thanks summer lol bill

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12-05-2013 07:41 PM
SummerGSDLover
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New he only rings the bell when he wants back in.lol sorry summer just kidding. Have a great day! Seriously I would just watch after feeding learn to read the dog. If I am reading and my dog starts pacing and gets in my face time to go. You can say do you have to use the bathroom and he will bark! Good luck Bill

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Haha. It's all good. Funny Guy Bill. <~~~ you've just been renamed.

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12-05-2013 06:59 PM
OriginalWacky
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It is said you shouldn't punish your dog up to one year old, especially males, but you shoud put his nose into his little pond and take him outside immediately. Why have you decided he must bark? Not necessarily. Though, he must be agitated. His feeding times must be precise, so, you could predict any urges.
Please don't do this. Shoving his nose into waste isn't going to teach him anything except that you are a weirdo.

Follow Maggie's advice, and while you're at it, you can repeat the same cue word every time he is peeing (like Go Potty, or Do Your Business)... and wind up with a dog that will go on cue. Awfully convenient sometimes. You can also do some kind of signal every time you go out so that he learns to 'tell' you he wants to go... ringing a bell, sitting in a certain place, etc.

As far as making him bark, he might just be a quiet dog. He may begin barking as he matures, or he may never be the kind of dog that barks.
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