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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-03-2013, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
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13 week old, potty train issue

So we have a new GS pup, this is the 3rd day with him,every time we catch him squatting or peeing inside the house we grab him and take him outside but he never wants to finish anything outside he just looks and waits by the door to get inside, is like he likes doing his business inside and afraid of outside, any tips on how we can potty train him?

We check on him 24/7 while hes out of sight and follow him to make sure he doesnt do anything bad

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Put him on a schedule and take him out before he needs to go.
Often.
In the beginning, we were out every 30 minutes.
Get a good enzyme cleaner to remove the scent of pee from your floors. Otherwise, the dog will seek them out and go there again.


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Put him on a schedule and take him out before he needs to go.
Often.
In the beginning, we were out every 30 minutes.
Get a good enzyme cleaner to remove the scent of pee from your floors. Otherwise, the dog will seek them out and go there again.

Well we dont know when he needs to go, we have an idea when he just walks around everywhere sniffing but once we go outside with him for about 10 to 15 min he wants to come inside and just do it inside
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Then stay outside until he goes. Praise like crazy.
You need to take him out every 30 minutes. Puppies go a lot when they are small.
They need to go out right after a nap, after playing, after eating...
Teach him what pee means, and soon he will be going when you say the word.


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Sunflowers is right!
Unfortunate i know BUT they have to stay outside until they have been otherwise they just don't understand why they have been put outside.

When my pup came home from the breeder i would spend so much time outside day and night that i thought i might as well of moved my bed out there and slept outside with him!
Its inconvenient and a right pain in the butt when they just sit there and look at you when you take them out to toilet but its unfortunately the only way they learn.

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It will take a long time if he can just squat in the house whenever he feels like it.
Keep him in a crate 24/7.
Except:
Every so often take him outside on a leash to whatever spot you want him to go.
If he goes, then lots of excited praise and he gets to stay outside the crate for an hour or so.
If he doesn't go, then right back in the crate until the next time.

He will figure this routine out pretty quickly.

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You are not taking him outside enough or he wouldn't be squatting in the house.

Outside every twenty minutes you are awake unless he's sleeping.

Outside after playing, eating, drinking, and napping, and every 20 minutes regardless of what else you are doing.

If you are not consistent with this you will never get your dog housebroken and your house will smell like a cesspool.

Take away food at 1900 and water at 2000. No more after this. Keep taking him out every twenty minutes and walk him around on a lead to the spot you have picked for him to go and say "go potty" or whatever you want to use as the command.

Set your alarm for 0100 and 0300 and whatever time you normally get up for work and take him out on a lead. DO NOT come back in until he goes. Paise him like he was the last dog on the planet when he goes, and come back in immediately. No playing.

You have no idea how easy this is if you will just be consistent and follow what I'm saying.

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