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Old 12-21-2007, 12:22 PM   #1
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hi dog lovers im nedin sm advice im quite new i joined few months ago when i tragically lost my 5 month old puppy lola. we now have a new addtion a king charles clled her holly. she is 8 weeks old. i need help best way to toile train, we are currently usin puppy pads o she hasnt done any we or poo outside yet someone suggested them to me. but i dont think its workin, w have only had her a week so might be to early for her but she hardly wee on it just do it wereevr she wants. we used to take lola outside n train her that way n reward her with treats. im thinkin maybe to go this way now insted o pads. s it to late to try ths now i dont want to confuse her. any hlp appreciated
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Hi trayc, nice to see you! And I'm happy you got a puppy!
Usually people who use pads for indoors have trouble later when they want the dog to go outdoors. The pup does get confused because it is easier for them to understand the difference between 'indoors' and 'outdoors' than it is 'on a pee pad indoors' and somewhere else indoors, like on a rug. So the way you were training Lola was spot on, praise her like crazy when she goes outdoors. Also give her plenty of opportunity to go outdoors by taking her outside every few hours, also once in the middle of the night.
But it is important that she have all her shots before she goes around outside very much. Do you have your own area or yard where she will be the only dog doing her
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Yes as suggested she will never learn Potty with the pads on. Try to always exit the same door to the same area of going and she will soon learn to go to that door. Hang some bells now or big ring of old keys, they learn to hit it and get attention so u take her out.
I hope she works out, sounds like a cutie, they are sweet dogs. I wish you the very best with her. I truly would ten minutes after feeding take her out and wait!!! Then pet n praise her. Take out every couple hours to get her familar with going outside. Within a week most learn Potty if your persistant at doing this. If you need further help, just ask anytime. MERRY CHRISTMAS.
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Old 12-21-2007, 01:08 PM   #4
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Hi trayc, nice to see you! And I'm happy you got a puppy!
Usually people who use pads for indoors have trouble later when they want the dog to go outdoors. The pup does get confused because it is easier for them to understand the difference between 'indoors' and 'outdoors' than it is 'on a pee pad indoors' and somewhere else indoors, like on a rug. So the way you were training Lola was spot on, praise her like crazy when she goes outdoors. Also give her plenty of opportunity to go outdoors by taking her outside every few hours, also once in the middle of the night.
But it is important that she have all her shots before she goes around outside very much. Do you have your own area or yard where she will be the only dog doing her
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thankyo skunkstripe i tho they way we did it with lola was best. we are outside now doin it that way.i just wantd some reasurrance i guess lol yes we have our own yard and its enclosed so no other dogs can get in. thanks again xxx

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Old 12-21-2007, 01:24 PM   #5
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Ta Shep Lover. Great Advice Bout The Bells N Keys Il Try That Ta. Hope She Picks It Up Goin Out As Not Ben Dion It.wish Id Never Bought The Pads Lol.im Sure She Wil Get It Just Patcinece Int It.ta.
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Old 12-22-2007, 06:46 AM   #6
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Default me again need more advice wit my new pup

well last night i was outside with her 30 long mins and she did nothing lol.kept tryin to get in as obv its freezing .but soon as back inside she did it. then again later on same happened. but after she had slept for 2 hours i took her out stright away n she did it..so they key is straghit out after sleep and food an then evey hour or so.i prasied her n gave her treat which she was very pleased about!!! wht i now want to no is do i always leave newspaper at back door or only at night time when we go bed? also she doenst eat alot is this normal? we have her on complete food as vet said this was best as dont tend to drink much water if have the meaty stuff as contains water. also i only give her food morning lucnh and dinner is this enugh?
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Right after sleep and food and everyhour or so is a good start. After a while you can stretch out the time and she'll start to give you clues that she needs to go.

I would not leave the newspaper - she might get the diea that the back door is the place to go OR that if there is a newspaper on the floor somewhere that that is ok too. For now I would say to be prepared for accidents but don't make a big deal of them, just clean up and do your best to make sure she understands that when she goes outside it makes you very very happy. Houstraining a pup is a lot more pleasant in the summer when it's warm!

Unless the vet says you should worry about how much she is eating I would not fret over that either. They eat and grow in spurts so if her weight is ok for her age just put out the food and if she doesn't eat it, try again at the next feeding time.

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thx again sheplover.. i have been gettin a bit stressed over her not eatin n goin out. i shud jst relax more about it. giv it time.
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Hi Tracey,

You've already had great advice, so I just wanted to add something to reassure you......we had a short spell of using pads with Nellie, and she did get confused and peed pretty much wherever she wanted at one stage.

But with consistency and persistence with praising her like mad when she did go outside - and she kept us waiting in the cold on many an occasion I can assure you! - she came good in the end. So don't worry too much about her "never learning" simply because you used the pads. Okay so its a lazy way of doing things, but it can also be quite practical, and anyway you won't ruin her forever! It might just take an extra couple of weeks.

Between about 10 -15 weeks Nellie was a nightmare and I despaired. But she is now 20 weeks old, and I would say 100% housetrained.

Keep at it!

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