Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Southern Illinois
You need to ration food and water and observe how long it takes for the pup to eliminate to figure out what his schedule is. If you can do this it's half the battle to housebreaking.
There has to be a lot of motivation on your part too. Early mornings, late nights, and every time after eating or drinking anything or any amount. Rain, snow, hot, or cold, you have to go out with the pup and stay there until they go. No exceptions.
Rubbing their nose in it just makes them think that going potty is a bad thing. Then they will try and hide it from you or go when you aren't looking to avoid the punishment.
Did your mama rub your nose in your diaper every time you pee'd? Of course not. She taught you where and when to go.
Puppies aren't born knowing they are not supposed to potty in the house. You have to TEACH them what you want just like everything else.
Bear, Anna, Molly, Ossie, and The Countess Lisl von Schlaf
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