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Old 01-01-2010, 01:43 AM   #1
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Ok so I have an 11 week old border collie/german shephard/husky or chow/ with rotti, pitti, or bulldog.... not quite sure... hes a stocky guy....

he is house trained... but when i go out i cannot leave him in the garage which has a doggy door to go outside... he will not go outside to pee or poo. but will persist in peeing in garage unless i am outside with him.....

just wondering how i can get him to stop doing that as rite now when i am not home he is not allowed access to the garage anymore....

also some advice on how to get him out of nipping all the time. i have him leash trained and he knows the commands for sit and stay already. those i am not having issues with it is the constant peeing pooing and nipping

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Old 01-01-2010, 03:29 AM   #2
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I think you are expecting too much from him. He's still very much a baby. I didn't get Tilba until she was 11 weeks 5 days & had all the training ahead of me.

Did you show him how to use the dog door? Maybe he went to use it & it hit him in the face or bottom. To house train a puppy you need to go outside & stay with it until it goes & praise like mad when he complies. No punishment ever, only praise & maybe a treat or 2. They also need to be taken outside regularly as in after eating/drinking, playing, waking up & every hour at other times. And they shouldn't be allowed out of your site until reliable. http://www.dogstardaily.com/training...-housetraining

Why can he no longer have access to the garage?

As for the nipping, that is perfectly normal. He needs to learn bite inhibition.
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Hi dmansmommy and welcome to the forum.

I agree with April - at 11 weeks, your pups is very much still a baby. He needs to be shown and reminded of what you want from him by more or less constant supervision.

If he needs you out there with him to pee or poo, by all means go with him, so that you can praise him for doing the right thing. If he's not going out by himself, it means that he isn't really housetrained yet.

As for the nipping, that is normal puppy behavior, and needs to be brought under control.

We have two FAQs right here on the forum dealing with both common issues that may help you:

How to: Housebreak / Potty Train

How to: Stop puppy biting / nipping

Good luck!
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Hello dmansmommy and aboard to Df!! Still very much a baby!! Agree with the other members about both problems. Always go out side with your puppy and wait till he goes then praise loads and loads and a few treats along the way. Never scold him when he gets it wrong.

Nipping/biting yes it's normal, but not to be tolerated and nip it in the bud straight away. Some members go for the approach where they train
their pups to bite softly this is ok if you are training a working dog like
gun dog etc but in the case of a none working dog I personaly don't allow any mouthing/nipping what so ever. Zero tolerance! This is what
I did with my girl every time she did nip (when she was a puppy) I would say a firm no and ignore completely, if she was on my lap down she would go on the floor and stay there again ignore completely. Instead of the no you could yelp like one of your puppy litter mates this is exaclty what would happen in the wild a puppy gets nipped by another puppy the puppy would let out a high pitched yelp telling the other puppy
this is not acceptable. Your puppy will soon learn too it's not acceptable.

You could also redirect the nipping/mouthing with a firm no followed by one of his toys and when he gets it right praise/treat. Note: You have to
be consistant and repetitious about this (and any training) evey single time he does this you take action and it will soon be a thing of the past!
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As said before he is still just a baby give him time
As for the nipping one of my dogs is a gundog the other is a show dog,anyway Tina the gundog was a nipper I used the yelp and a firm no for her she soon got the hint with this,but still and very gentley she will mouth but it is more to tell us something now ie.I need a pee or a play hope this helps good luck

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Got to agree with all the coments, don't expect him to be more than he is ( a puppy ).
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no he does use the doggy door.... all the time... he will run out it b4 i can even open the door... or even if door is open he will still use doggy door.... i have a 4 yr old who keeps my attention and me inside.... i have never wanted an indoors dog.. he is an outdoor dog... only comes in at night cause it gets really cold at nite... and hes awesome.... he will go the entire night or whine until i wake up so i can take him out to pee.... only problem im having is he overheats now in my place... so now he is staying in garage in his kennel.....

he is a good dog.... at this time tho as i do not have all the time and energy required..... so i have found him a loving home with someone that can give him the attention he so needs rite now....

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Sounds like that's for the best.
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Does this loving home know of his small problems? Where did you get the puppy from Breeder,shelter etc? I just hope now this new home is his forever home. I think you have made the right decision. ATB
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the lady i got him from was a crackhead... all the other pups are fine... he does have some deformities... and she had told us all that the pups were 5 weeks old when they were only 3 weeks... she gave them away cause she couldnt afford to feed the mom and her milk supply dried up so the lady gave them away..... yes i know too early.... but the ppl that took panda at first were really mean to him so i took him from them... have had him for a month now and he is not getting beat at all...

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