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Old 10-28-2008, 04:52 AM
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OMG! I am so completely frustrated! my 4 month old chi Daisy is so stubborn when it comes to potty training. She just doesnt grasp the concept! I work during the day so i have been putting her in an enclosed area during the day with food/water/toys/bed on one side and a puppy pad in the holder on the opposite side. Daisy seems to think that the puppy pad is for either sleeping on or shredding, and the bed is for peeing on. Why would she do this? At first, she used the bathroom on the puppy pad like she was supposed to, then would shred it and make a mess, but now she has decided that the puppy pad makes a comfortable bed and the bed (towel) is for peeing on. I just dont understand why she is not getting it. My male chi was trained way before 4 months old. We have a dog door, and the other 2 dogs use it just fine, and Daisy will follow them outside when they go potty (i have to make her go with them) and sometimes she will potty out there but other times she wont. she just squats wherever she is and pees. I know she is still young, but good grief!

Also, I noticed that Daisy seems extremely hyper. I was wondering what type of exercise I should be doing with her and how often, and if her mind is just too busy to think about potty training? My male is nowhere near this hyper, but you can pick her up and all 4 legs are going 90 miles per hour and she has this look on her face like the energizer bunny. Killer was never this way.
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-What I know is Dogs don't pee in there Beds. But she thinks the Pad is her bed so remove the pads and put Newspapers and see how she does with it.

-Change her bed maybe she does not like it and by now she might smell her pee on it or got used to peeing there.

-Continue talking her outside with your other dog. And every time she goes outside give her a treat and praise her a lot.

-Buy puppy dippers and let her wear it when you are out.

A lot of Puppy's are hyper at this age.
Don't carry her when she is hyper or when you come back from work. When she comes down than you carry her give her some treats and praise her. So she would know you well only cary her when she comes down she well get the idea.

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Old 10-28-2008, 10:19 AM
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A towel looks much like a pad to her. Buy her a proper dog bed for her pen, the style cats tend to have. See below. If she always uses the same area to pee in put the pads there and put the bed in an area she doesn't tend to pee in.

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Old 10-29-2008, 12:13 AM
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You also might try "prescenting" her potty pads with her own urine from the towel. And definitely try the swapping the bed and pee area and a new fresh bed too.
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Today when i got home and went to check on her, most of the pee and poop was on the puppy pad, but there was 1 pile of poop on her towel. I cleaned everything up and then put her back in her area, and left the room for a minute, and when i came back she had peed right at the door of her pen, where her food and water is at. Is it normal for a 4 month old pup to be so dirty? Is she just dumb?
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i used a crate and didn't put any food or water in there. i was told to watch her intake of water while potty training. she never went in her crate because they wont potty where they sleep (or shouldn't) i would take her outside to potty as soon as she left the crate. she has learned to hold it and @ 5 months i was able to leave food and water in there.
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Today when i got home and went to check on her, most of the pee and poop was on the puppy pad, but there was 1 pile of poop on her towel. I cleaned everything up and then put her back in her area, and left the room for a minute, and when i came back she had peed right at the door of her pen, where her food and water is at. Is it normal for a 4 month old pup to be so dirty? Is she just dumb?
She is not dumb - she is just a baby trying to figure it out. Some dogs take a bit longer to "get it" as we are teaching them to live in our homes - where as they would "naturally" live in a den, have a pack to teach them by example etc.

Puppies sometimes have a hard time telling the difference between grass/pee pads/blankets/carpet. It all feels cushy to them so it is easy for them to make the mistake.

It sounds like her pen is too large for her to grasp the concept of keeping her area clean. She has access to too much space and therefore doesn't have that instinct to separate her areas. It is a free for all.

It might be best to get a small crate and re-start her. That way she learns to keep her sleeping area clean. Once she has mastered that, then you can transition her to her pen area again.

Get her on a set schedule. Feed times, potty times, play times, walk times etc.

If you control what goes in and when you can control when things come out
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She is still very much a puppy. She will learn with your patience. She can feel your frustration so take a breath and realize she is not dumb and you are her teacher. She will learn it might just take more of your time.
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