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Old 12-16-2012, 05:25 AM
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My two chihuahua's have stopped using their puppy pads and are now using the floor beside the puppy pads. i have tried the pads that have the sent to let them now where to potty and I've tried the training spray on the pads and its failed ever time. . . . what do i do????
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:55 AM
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Use what is called the puppy apartment technique. Have a pen, or crate, or some way to keep them confined, and have one side be a very obvious bed (toys, water dish, etc) and the potty pad on the other side. This'll help reinforce the surface that they are supposed to be pottying on. When you have them out, watch them like a hawk to make sure that you can immediately move them onto the pad if they try pottying beside it. The key is you have to be watching and prevent it from happening otherwise they have no reason to think that "close enough" isn't good enough. If you're having trouble keeping an eye on them, use a leash to tether them to you at all times. I know it sounds like a PITA but diligence truly is the key to potty training. It's up to the owner to make sure they are supervising and redirecting EVERY accident the moment it begins. You have to catch them in the act in order to correct the behavior. This is also why it'll help to have the "puppy apartment" setup, because even when you cannot be there to watch them, they'll be training themselves to use the pad since they will avoid pottying on their own bed and the pad will be their only option. Good luck!!! =D
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Mylo has started doing that. I think he's just being lazy. He's old enough thati tell him 'you missed' when he looks for a treat and he goes back, sniffs and then walks off looking disappointed. Just pick the up before they get a chance and put them in the middle of the pad then praise like crazy and they'll get it before long
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:29 AM
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Thanks you guys ill start on that immediately
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