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Old 06-13-2011, 04:48 PM
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hy all!! not been on for a while,
pabbie is doing really well and is now 14 months old... he was almost perfect where potty training was but weve turned a dreadful corner, his being weeing on mat & going outside but his been weeing and pooing off mat now !
just off it or a way from it, he got told off for weeing up sons teddy two days ago!!! this has being happening for two/ threec weeks now...
his obviously being shouted at, his been tapped, weve done solitary time in spare room for ten minz weve even banned him from our bedroom 1 evening & insisted he slept in living room in his bed !!! he doesnt wine to tell us he needs toilet, well he has but about 3 times!!!
anyway the stress of being in trouble has got to him, his had he runs 3 times in gtwo days when his needed toilet. even though ive done a walk for him to go befre bed, i woke up to the runs starting on mat and then all over the place.
when i told him off yday put him in spare room and he had diarhea then, and also this am,.. so i knw its the stress .
so ive stopped shouting, gave him lots of attebntion, no solitary room, just sent to bed.. im taking him out more... im really trying to help him ... im i struggling !!! HELP ..

ps i do reward good beahvuioiur x
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:53 PM
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Disciplining a dog when they go in the wrong place in ineffective, and can actually worsen the problem. The dog will think you are yelling at him for peeing or pooping, not for peeing or pooping in the wrong place.

As tough as it is, you have to stay calm. Scoop him up and place him on the pad or let him outside. Praise him like crazy when he does the right thing. These little dogs are tough to housebreak, but it will happen with enough consistency.

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They are hard little devils to potty train aren't they. My family had a Chi when I was a child and she was an angel when it came to potty training NEVER an accident. But this little devil I have now is a chore. She is doing much better but can still have an accident.
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:02 AM
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Maybe it's time to consider a strict outdoor regime? I know of a member on here who had this issue and so started everything from scratch ie kenneling and tethering when not being watched etc. Not sure how it's going for her, but it she did do it because the mats just weren't working for her anymore.
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My little guy is not 100% housebroken yet but he is going in the right direction (5 months old). I can only share the limited advice i have. When i got Locco he was "semi good" at going on the pads/news paper". Accidents of course did happen and does now as well. However, after a while when he felt more at home i think, he started to take a liking to go on the rug/mat/carpet...any rug. I tried the spray that is supose to remove the smell when cleaning the rug, i put the rugs in the bath tub and gave them a deep clean etc etc. Didnt help much. Now, for the past week, started in the weekend. i have started from scratch again. I have simply removed anything he likes to pee on, all rugs are gone. At the same time, i am also trying to change the way he views the rug. As they dont want to pee or poo where they eat or sleep etc, i bring out one of the rugs and use it as our "cuddle corner" and "play rug". I think i am also going to start feeding him on the carpet and hopefull that way, once i have them out "full time" again, he associates the mat with food, ply and cuddle and wont want to pee on it. Dont know it that makes sense but it seem to have helped. He is now back to going on the pad again when he needs to go and is not able to make me understand he has to go. He does tell me, or tries to but I need to learn the difference betwen "I have to go" and "I just want attention". I thought it was the later this mornign but...hm...he needed to goo poor guy...so he went to his pad.
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Old 06-17-2011, 08:28 AM
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You really have to ignore the accidents unless you catch him in the act. Then a firm no should be enough. Don't shout at him. Give him loads of praise when he does good. You need to be consistent with him and watch him like a hawk.

Have you considered a crate for him at night and when you can't watch him?
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Hi i have a lil advice for you as my bullmastive was rescued at 3 years old and she used to go everywhere indoors.
It was very hard work but we did it with these little few tips in mind and plus my chi is 15 weeks still has little mistakes but she is doing really well
TIPS.
1. If your dog has peed on something eg rug or mat, the worse thing you can do is wash it or use cleaning fluides as they all have ammonia in them. There are special stuff you can use. I brought mine from pets at home.
2. like said above Dont have ago at your dog for its misshaps. Eg if it does a poo indoors remove the dog out of sight without saying a word clean it up then let the dog back in. Then if you take your dog goes outside if on a walk praise praise praise and give treats.
This will teach your dog that it gets no praise for going indoors and will want to go toilet outside so it can get a treat.
3. times to take your dog out is 15 mins after a meal or drinking. If you see them sniffing around this tells you they are trying to find a good spot to go so quickly scoop up and take outside.
4. If you use a creat at night take your dog out befor he goes to bed and as soon as you wake up as dogs need to go when they wake up just like us.
Good luck and i hope this helps
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I can identify! I am working with my granddaughter's four-year-old Yorkie, who is not well potty trained. I use vinegar and water in my SpotBot and shampooer. If it's something I can wash, I use scent-free detergent and put vinegar in the rinse. She is doing much better, thank goodness. I don't correct her unless I actually catch her in the act and then I just put her on the potty pad and praise her for being on it. She had been corrected so much, I think she thought she wasn't supposed to pee or poop. I'm trying to change that. I don't know if she will ever be 100% trustworthy, but a lot of dogs aren't. I'm hanging in there.

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