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Old 03-27-2011, 11:56 PM   #1
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Default My puppy refuses to be potty trained...

I live in an apartment with my BF and he bought me my Chizer Celest. She is 9 weekish old (she was born January 7th).

We've tried many methods of training her, puppy pads, diapers, safe room...none works, the safe room we couldn't really use as she would whine whine and whine and since we live in an apartment...well we just can't let it go =(

We are at our wits end with cleaning up pee and poo spots. She currently stays in a little play pen with a puppy pad (we bought some attractant to spray on it) and that doesn't even work...we use products to clean the spots thoroughly(from petsmart and what our Vet recommended).

We took her to the vet two weeks ago and her health is spic and span, no UTI or anything...

We want to train her to let us know when she needs to go so we can open the Balcony door and let her out on the balcony to do her business...we lead her out there and give her treats when she goes, but it doesn't seem to be sticking at all =(

There has to b something we can try...

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Old 03-28-2011, 12:07 AM   #2
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Hello Aikeiko, welcome. Congratulations on your new puppy and I hope we get to see some pictures of her soon. Nine week-ish is very young to have consistent expectations for pottying. At that age they are very much babies and do not yet have full bladder control. The thread below should be of some help to you:

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Thank you for the thread, and I'll upload a picture of her soon as I can =)

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I live in an apartment with my BF and he bought me my Chizer Celest. She is 9 weekish old (she was born January 7th).

We've tried many methods of training her, puppy pads, diapers, safe room...none works, the safe room we couldn't really use as she would whine whine and whine and since we live in an apartment...well we just can't let it go =(

We are at our wits end with cleaning up pee and poo spots. She currently stays in a little play pen with a puppy pad (we bought some attractant to spray on it) and that doesn't even work...we use products to clean the spots thoroughly(from petsmart and what our Vet recommended).

We took her to the vet two weeks ago and her health is spic and span, no UTI or anything...

We want to train her to let us know when she needs to go so we can open the Balcony door and let her out on the balcony to do her business...we lead her out there and give her treats when she goes, but it doesn't seem to be sticking at all =(

There has to b something we can try...

I've had really good luck with a litter box and an enclosed (x-pen) area. Did not even have to train it. The fact is, though, expecting a 9 week old puppy to be housetrained is a lot like expecting a 9 month old human to be potty trained. She is a baby baby and doesn't yet have much control.

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What a cutie!!! She is adorable!!
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Thank you =) I loves her to death.

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So what age should we attempt training her? Going to read through the thread given when my BF gets home so we can look over it together.

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So what age should we attempt training her? Going to read through the thread given when my BF gets home so we can look over it together.

I'd be starting now, but not expect consistency for about another month. Take her out more often than you think you need to, and reward when she gets it right.

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I would start beginning to train her now, but I would keep my expectations for consistent success low until she is older and develops more bladder control. I would take her out several times a day and when she "happens" to go outside, praise her to the heavens! Use treats if she responds to them. If she has an accident in the house, ignore it and just clean it up. I know that it is very time consuming and you feel like all you do is go in and out all day, but she needs to associate going outside and "going" as a very positive experience. Not too long ago, we had another member going through a similar situation.. you might want to take a look at this thread:

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