| Dog Forums and Community
Home Gallery Register Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Calendar Members List
Go Back | Dog Forums and Community > Dog Discussions > Puppies

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-09-2008, 10:25 AM   #1
kiz's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Rutland, UK
Posts: 38

Rep: 10 kiz is on a distinguished road
Unique Rep: 0
Unhappy House Training help

Please can someone give me some advice on what I need to do with my pup.

He is now 14 weeks old and is still wee'ing and poo'ing in the house. He knows to do it outside and when he does he comes running for a treat and a praise but whenever he feels the needs to go when were inside, he finds a discrete place in the utility room and goes, but then twice in the past 24 hours he has done it right in front of us in the lounge in the middle of the room. I take him out for regular breaks outside but sometimes he comes right back in and wee's.

I know he is only young but I thought I would be getting less accidents in the house

kiz is offline kiz's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2008, 03:22 PM   #2
Senior Member
MeggieLuv's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 145

Rep: 12 MeggieLuv is on a distinguished road
Unique Rep: 2

I would suggest containing him somehow, or using a crate.
When you take him outside and he doesn't go, put him in the crate for 5 - 10 minutes (be sure to read about crate training first) and then take him outside again. Repeat this process until your pup goes to the bathroom outside, then praise and have some playtime. Also, make sure you are taking your pup outside on a leash. Instead of a crate, you could also use a smaller playpen in the area that your pup plays most often.

Make sure you praise lavishly when he goes outside, and if you catch him in the act, make a loud noise and pick him up, take him outside hopefully to finish. Don't punish him, or he'll learn not to go in front of you.

He might not be comfortable outside yet. Spend some time with him outside playing with toys. That might help a bit with going outside.

Another suggestion I've gotten (Having some problems with my pup as well) is attaching a bell to the door so that the pup can ring it as a way of letting you know he wants to go outside. We are definitely going to try this with our pup, as her way of letting you know she wants to go out is sitting silently by the door, which we don't always catch. She is 4 1/2 months.
willow, meg, sawyer

MeggieLuv is offline MeggieLuv's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2008, 03:35 PM   #3
Senior Member
Bigboy's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: UK: Stoke on trent
Posts: 13,349

Rep: 73 Bigboy will become famous soon enough
Unique Rep: 38

Hi Kiz the thing is yes he is only yping but don't let that put you off when he goes out side is in the yard/garden some times? is go out with him and close the door ( so he can't just run back in) till he peforms Re crateing some members belive in them, some don't I personaly don't think you need to but it's a matter of choice I do agree make a big fuss of your pup every time he gets it right (out side) and treat with something tasty he will soon associate with pee/poo out doors = a treat and praise!! Good luck Kiz

Last edited by Bigboy; 11-09-2008 at 03:38 PM..

Bigboy is offline Bigboy's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2008, 04:09 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: uk
Posts: 2,433

Rep: 24 blunder paws is on a distinguished road
Unique Rep: 10

The thing that worked with my pups was totaly over the top praise when they went outside to go toilet. Mine are 4 years and 1 year and i still praise them when they go outside.

blunder paws is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2008, 05:48 PM   #5
All American Dog Lover
skunkstripe's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New England USA
Posts: 20,995

Rep: 359 skunkstripe is just really niceskunkstripe is just really niceskunkstripe is just really niceskunkstripe is just really nice
Unique Rep: 142

Originally Posted by blunder paws View Post
The thing that worked with my pups was totaly over the top praise when they went outside to go toilet. Mine are 4 years and 1 year and i still praise them when they go outside.
Yes Zircon got an instant pig ear for an outdoor poop. This was like gold to him to he caught on quickly. And yes I praise them too to this day (they are about 6 years old) when they pee or poo outside.
Help us Help you! Read and understand the Terms of Service, report offensive posts and Forum Reputation.
Helpful Tips - in our FAQ Section and Newbie Guide.
Connect with members - Add yourself to the member with us!
Things to do - Start a blog. Be sure to visit the photo gallery Let's see YOU!
Use your computer to benefit mankind - join the Folding Team.
Thanks Fede for the sigpic!

I've been fleeced by Draco!

skunkstripe is offline skunkstripe's Gallery  
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:03 PM.

Shogun Interactive Development Copyright 2006-2015 Shogun Interactive Development. All rights reserved.