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Old 09-13-2007, 02:35 AM   #1
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OK, so we have had our Puppy for 2 1/2 weeks now.

The housetraining technique being used is that when we think she needs to go we take her out to the garden to let her go

I'm trying to avoid picking her up all the time so have been getting her to follow me, she responds to her name very well already.

Classic example of the way it is going just happened...opened the back door, she is on her way outside, about turns back down the hallway and does the toilet in the house...then comes outside!

Everytime she does the toilet inside we take her out, dont say anything and put her down, when she does the toilet outside we say "be clean" and give her attention.

We use enzymatic cleaners for inside house.

It looks like she now prefers to do it inside?

She is now about 9 weeks old, although I have aged 9 years since getting her!!!!!!!!!

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Old 09-13-2007, 10:05 AM   #2
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I would suggest leaving a short tab attached to her collar that you can grab when she stops following you to the door. This should be long enough for you to grab but short enough that she doesn't get tangled. At nine weeks old, your puppy isn't quite old enough to understand the concept of "holding it" until she's outside-She has to go, so she goes, where ever is convenient.

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I'd put her on leash to take her outside & not give her the opportunity to turn back. A short tab would work but you'd have to be bending over to grab her & she could get away. Don't take her back inside until she's finished.
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When you catch her in the act indoors, how do you react? id advice you to gasp and say NO!, make a HUGE deal about it, sound devistated and rush her outside as quick as possible. you must make doing 'it' inside a very unpleasent experience, use your voice to show great displeasure, shock and panic!! rush her outside like its a state of emergency, dont carry her nicely, just literally grab her and plop her outside, then you can relax. this method worked for me anyway! good luck, dont worry they usually get the idea in time!
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remember though, you can only react when you catch her in the act, otherwise your reaction is pointless. using the special cleaner in the house is great, sounds like your doing things good!!
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Old 09-13-2007, 10:23 AM   #6
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thinking about it.... the way i said only works if you have a somewhat sensitive dog, like mine, coz i suppose it could just excite a more robust dog, or seem like a game.
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you must make doing 'it' inside a very unpleasent experience, use your voice to show great displeasure, shock and panic
I somewhat disagree. Some dogs will instead take this to mean they shouldn't potty in front of you and don't seem to understand that it's the inside part your upset about. Then when you take them outside they won't go because they think if you see it you will get mad. I would rush them outside even if they are in the middle of going on the floor(have some towels handy) but I wouldn't yell about it. Maybe a short "No, outside" if I see them about to go then excited call "come on, outside" in a happy voice so it's not a bad thing to potty but they still get directed outdoors. That worked fine to stop my akita as she was about to squat and then head her out the door where when she did pee we basically threw a party about it. That was the only near accident we ever had in potty training her.

I would increase the praise your giving outside and the punishment for turning around and not continuing outdoors. If I called a dog to go outside and it decides to spin around and potty in the house I'd be yelling "No, Come" rather sharply and if necessary retrieving the dog and bringing it to the door. Generally by it's collar or with a lead since I can't carry the size of dog I prefer to have anyway. Then praise greatly just for going outside irregardless of pottying in order to reinforce listening instead of wandering off to make pit stops on the way. Also do more than give 1 single praise line for going outside. Attempt to make it the most exciting thing that's happened that day and then play with the dog outside for a few minutes. That also helps so they want to go potty quickly where if you take them inside immediately after they go with no play they will put it off in order to stay outside longer.

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Yes i see what you are saying, i should have explained, you need to pair it with great excitment and praise when they go in the right place, this is what i did with my dog and she was housetrained very quickly, she is also only too pleased to pee infront of me!
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