Hello everyone. Since I got no responses to my other post, I'm trying again
You seem like very nice people. Your babies are gorgeous! All my research about this leads me to posts on this forum so...
I know you like pictures, but sorry I don't have any I can post right now
I posted about litter box training, but I'm really having second thoughts on that. Basically because the litter pieces are huge (for my little girl anyway). Almost the size of her poop, and very hard. I just don't see how this would be comfortable for her to potty on.
I really would like for her to somehow let me know when she has to go. Outside, on a pad, in a box, whatever.
We are in Texas. It's fairly nice. Winter can be difficult, but currently here, it is very nice and warm outside. Bella spends a lot of time outside. So she goes potty outside, but I'm not constantly out there watching her to praise and treat. She is secure, no worries, we have a fenced yard with the bottom of the fence all secure with bricks and or boards to block her from taking a fun adventure
I love the idea of the bells. But I am totally clueless as to how to get her to use them to tell me she needs to go outside.
I had a pomeranian years ago that would spin in circles when she needed to go out, so therefore I knew when she needed to go.
I just need some advice on training older dogs. Best way to do it. I don't mind using puppy pads, but are those just for puppies? Like I said, main thing I want is to train her to tell me when she needs to go. I let her out plenty. Or take her to the pad. I will put her back on it continually (having no idea whether she needs to go at the time or not), until finally she sits or lies down on the pad, which is not what I'm trying to teach. Potty pad is a potty not a bed
So .... anyone?
Also, I do know I have not been consistent and due to my mistakes, she has turned my son's room into her personal potty place. Will be thoroughly cleaning carpets, and currently I'm keeping all bedroom doors closed, watching Bella completely, and not giving her free reign of the house as she had before. We keep her in a larger cage/crate when away from home (not often, I work at home and am here all day except when taking kids to school etc.), and in a smaller crate by our bed at night to sleep.
Thanks in advance,
Rushell and Bella (1.5 yr old Long Haired Tri Colored Chi)