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Old 10-16-2012, 11:54 PM
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Our new little princess is doing great at peeing only on her Potty Patch. But the problem is, she keeps pooping in her bed. And I thought that puppies never went potty where they slept.

Someone told us that her crate was too big, so we put her in the smaller Pet Taxi to sleep in. Next morning...poop in the pet taxi.

We have put her in the tub with her towel on one end and her potty patch at the other end since we got her and she had always used the potty patch while we were at work. Today...poop on the towel.

Are we doing something wrong? Any advice?
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:15 AM
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Since she is still very young are you getting up to take her out/show her her potty pad in the middle of the night? She could be using the potty in her bed because she just can't hold it that long. I put Jaxx in his crate but I made sure that it was in a spot so that if he whined in the middle of the night I could hear him so I could get up and take him out of his crate to do his business.

The rule of thumb generally is 1 hour for each month. So if the dog is 4 months the most they can probably hold themselves is 4 hours. I always took Jaxx out though around the 3 to 3.5 hour mark to prevent accidents.

Most small dogs do not really begin to get potty training until they are 6 months because that is when they start to really develop the ability.

These are the times that are a lot of work but in the end it pays off with a well trained dog. Soon you will look back and it will seem like she was always potty trained.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:42 PM
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Yes, we are taking her out at night still. We keep her crate at the foot of the bed so we can hear her. And she always lets us know when she needs to pee. But she won't whine to let us know she has to do the other.
We did watch a video from Cesar Millan about potty training and determined that we shouldn't leave her food out to munch on all day. That way, we can monitor her more closely and let her out 10-20 mins after eating to make sure she doesn't have an accident. That went well today. No accidents on the towel.
We will continue to be patient and encourage her when she does well. She's only 2 months old now, so hopefully she will catch on soon. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:55 PM
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At two months old, you should probably feed her 3-5 small meals a day so that her blood sugar stays stable. And I would schedule the feedings so that she is pottying on a schedule. That will help with accidents.

PS- This time, I agree with Caesar Milan. However, I would be hesitant to trust his "alpha dog" training techniques, especially with a small Chi. Look for positive trainers.
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I agree with everyone else. Just keep praising her when she does right and she will catch on. I agree about Caesar Milan. He is known for using negative reinforcement. So, I would always stay away from anything involving him. Be very careful when doing research about training and make sure it always involves positive reinforcement. There's some stuff out there that can really mess up your dog. It's very sad because most people don't realize it's bad for their dog because a "trainer" told them to do it that way. Don't worry about potty training though. Continue what you're doing and she will catch on. 8 weeks is still very young.


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Old 10-18-2012, 04:45 PM
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8 weeks is VERY young to have much control over the urinary and bowels. They get the 'urge' and go. Somehow she has figured out the urinary issue, but the bowel is something else. Just keep doing what you are doing. At 8 weeks, I would leave kibble out because of low blood sugar though. A playpen would be ideal, 'cause she could just toddle out of her bed and go! I would have a pad down on all the surface so she couldn't make a mistake. Take up the towel. You could use a washable pad (at a medical supply like walgreens) and wash them after a few uses.
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