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Old 07-13-2011, 02:22 PM   #1
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We're trying to set a potty schedule for Kookie (6 months) but she chooses not to take advantage of it; first thing in the morning, last thing at night, before rides. We also get her out when she whimpers. She would just go out (on a leash) sniff around and checking things out, but nothing. I'm kind of concern that she might be holding her waste too long. I believe she's relieving herself at daycare, but I want her to use our schedule too. We use code words before, while and when she relieves herself (if happens) to put in activity memory. No accidents yet though.

Is there more we need to do to train her? Thanks.

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Are you crate traning?? my princess uses the crate and she has learn very fast potty training. I used to do the pee pad but that didnt work. And She has done alot better since. Right now she learning how to Ring the bells so she can let me know that she wants to go out. I would take princess out before, after meals, after drinking, after sleeping and after playing. at first princess didnt want to do anything on the grass but i played with her tooo much in the yard and didnt take her in so she did potty and i praise her and treat. Try to play with her or take her for a long walk or at the park she is bound to potty if she really wants to go. I was told that they should hold there potty the amount that the year or month of the bday. So since she is 6 months she should hold it at least 4, 5, 6 hours. Where does she potty when she does go? try to teach her in one place to potty one area. doe you pee pad her? does she potty in the morning? before bed? are you free feeding her?

I used to feed her 3 times a day but i dont feed her at lunch anymore.

Now what I do is at 8am i take her outof her crate and she RUNNNNNNNNS to the door so she can go potty. then after i feed her and then she goes out again. I Take her out between the times but she lets me know if she wants she rings the bell or the door is open and she goes out. I dont feed her at lunch anymore but at 12pm she goes the the park. and around the time she goes out aswell and then at 6pm she eats and then i take her out. Then between the times. Around 9:30-10pm i take her out for her last potty break and then at 10pm she goes to bed in her crate!


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TeamTE, it sounds like you are doing everything right. Don't worry about your puppy "holding it in." They won't. They will go when they have to. Of course that might mean on your living room floor, etc. Everytime your pup goes outside, a "good dog" and tiny treat, will have the pup associating going outside, with a treat. Over time, just a "good dog" is all you will need. I feed my dogs twice a day. Everytime their meal is over, they go out. Eventually they will get on your schedule. Remember puppies are like little kids. They can't hold it for that long. I used to take my pups out every hour or 2. I'm sure you'll get a lot of replies to this post. Keep up the good work!

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Yes DeeLind is right but please go over the top with praise when your dog gets it 'right' one good girl/boy is not enough make a fuss of your dog what ever the dog has learnt new TeamTe Good luck and let us know how you get on! ATB
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@ILMD... she's practically crate and playden trained. she pottied in it once in her second time in it while on the road, but never again or in the house. we were thinking about a pee pad but it's a thought. She's on 2 meal a day also. I've heard about about the hold time frames too. That's what got me thinking cause she didn't relieved since we picked her up from daycare yesterday (6:30pm) till we took her back this morning (6:30am). She has been at the house since Monday and pee once. She did her first #2 during her daycare interview. LOL, that was not part of the interview pep talk. LOL

@DeeLind7... We surely praise her when she did potty and so. Thanks for the encouragement.

@Bigboy... We'll do that. Thanks. 5 TREATS AND A SUPER BELLY RUB!!!!! j/k, but yea.

Maybe seperation anxiety is apart of it since we brought her up from TX and away from her brothers and familar growning up smells.

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Pee pads are really not the way to go, in my opinion. All it does is tell the dog it's ok to go in the house. Not something you want. Just continue with the praise when she goes, and in time, everything will fall into place. (pun)

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Don't even think about using pads they do slow the potty training some what! You could ask the day care centre if she goes out for pee/poops ?
I would presume they do walk and take the dogs out to do their thing
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Oh BTW once you have the pottying under control wean the treats of slowly till no treats are offered but you could then reward with some play time with his favourite toy(s) and of course never wean the praise off I see too many people up the dog park where say for Eg: they call their dog back and when the dog comes back nothing, not even a pat on the head! Not good IMO ATB
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@Deelind7.... That was my concern also. I didn't wanted her to slip up thinking its ok to petty In the house.
@Bigboy.... Yea, I checked the daycare when I picked her up and she has been going while there. I guess she is more comfortable going there than at the house. We'll be patient and keep moving forward training. Thanks guys.

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The pee pads are not that great. when i first potty train princess everyone here told me to ditch them and just do the outside thing and i have seen tons of changes. so think twice on pads


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@ILMD... she's practically crate and playden trained. she pottied in it once in her second time in it while on the road, but never again or in the house. we were thinking about a pee pad but it's a thought. She's on 2 meal a day also. I've heard about about the hold time frames too. That's what got me thinking cause she didn't relieved since we picked her up from daycare yesterday (6:30pm) till we took her back this morning (6:30am). She has been at the house since Monday and pee once. She did her first #2 during her daycare interview. LOL, that was not part of the interview pep talk. LOL

@DeeLind7... We surely praise her when she did potty and so. Thanks for the encouragement.

@Bigboy... We'll do that. Thanks. 5 TREATS AND A SUPER BELLY RUB!!!!! j/k, but yea.

Maybe seperation anxiety is apart of it since we brought her up from TX and away from her brothers and familar growning up smells.
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