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Old 01-04-2007, 08:21 PM   #1
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Default Which method do you/did you use?

to house train your puppy?

Years ago when I was a kid people around me used the newspaper method to train the pups where to toilet, I thought it a little strange then and still do now.
For years I have house trained pups with vigilence and by taking them out regular and praising them when they have performed and after a while putting a signal or word to the action.
Some people use puppy-pads, not sure about them but have never tried.

I thought I would start this thread to hear about other peoples experiences and how you came to use the method you did, also for people yet to get their puppy to find out what its all about.
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For my dog, we took her out on a regular basis, said "do your job" and it was really pretty easy. We never used pads or paper, and now when we tell her to, she goes right away behind the garage.

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Old 01-04-2007, 10:45 PM   #3
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I adopted Riley (Chessie/Lab X)when he was about 3-4 yrs old so needless to say he was already trained LOL. I adopted Shebly (Shepherd/blue heeler X) at 12week took her out religously upon waking, eating, napping and the tell tale snifing a spot out LOL she learned really fast. Diesel(jrt) though, is a different story we brought him home when he was 7weeks (dec13)and very, cold out with quite a bit of snow on the ground. So I am using paper right beside the back door right now. I am going to start taking him out on monday just waiting for my kids to go back to school I think he'll be ok even if we get the snow we're expecting lol


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Old 01-04-2007, 10:47 PM   #4
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Being home all day it was just easier for me to take him out frequently...and easier no mess with wet newspapers............I feel it is easier on the dog too...being you are showing them where you actually want them to go only one time.... less confusion........

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Old 01-04-2007, 11:55 PM   #5
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I used the Potty Pen Training method. Makes for not only a clean house but a clean yard. It was quick and easy to train for and having the commmand word sure made life easier when we had to rush out the door. I came up witht eh idea and later wrote an article about it which you can see on my website in the training section. It has been published many times in magazines. It has become quite popular.
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i used paper. when reg was tiny and he did small wees you could pick him up and put him on the paper then he'd understand. it took a while but hes house trained now.

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I've always used puppy wee pads and they've always worked for me. I put them right by the back door and when they get the idea of where to head for I then move the pad until it is outside, apart from the odd accident I haven't had any bother. For some strange reason I've always got my pups at the wrong time of year, when it's freezing and pouring with rain, coincidence I suppose! Often I have to take them too early before they are eight weeks (if Mum rejects them) so being as they are so tiny the pads work better for me.

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Flip was pretty much house trained when we got her at 1 and a half years old. Lilly was the easiest puppy to train! She caught on to house training so fast! At 9 weeks old, she was compltly home-trained and we got her at 6 weeks. What we did was just let her outside ALOT and praise her for it. She even caught one to what 'go potty, Lilly' meant really fast. It still works on here even at 3 years old!

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