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Old 09-07-2013, 12:51 AM
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Default Reading conflicting things on potty training. Someone help real quick please?

Potty training. Lola is 20weeks. Researching potty training etc. some say keep a full bowl of food and water at all times for pup. Others say take water up at 7pm and only feed twice-four times a day their portions (leaving none for the middle of the night). Any of these true? We are struggling to potty train and need advice please .
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Old 09-07-2013, 01:28 AM
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If you are having trouble with potty training, then I wouldn't leave food out all day. Depending on her size and how well she eats, I would suggest splitting her food into 3 or 4 portions and give it to her spaced out. Personally, I wouldn't feed through the night unless there is a problem.

This is how I did with mine: he was 9 weeks old when we got him, he got fed 3x a day. I used pee pads in the beginning. He spent a lot of time in his crate. He only came out if he could be strictly supervised or to go potty! If my eyes couldn't be glued to him, he had to go back in his crate! I don't put anything in his crate with him at night. It took about 3 weeks for him to completely train - had to train hubby also! Lol!

It's really hard to keep them in a crate, but if you stick with it, it is very rewarding! He is now trained to go inside or outside, depending on weather.

Good luck!
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She is on Fromm and gets 1/2cup a day (what vet said to feed her). So you don't keep water in there either at night? Also, crate train no pad or with a pad? I'm gone all day and she is in a play pen with food/water:toys/pad etc. Our goal is to have her in the kitchen soon so she can roam during the day (as long as she goes on her pad). We just aren't sure how to do all this. Some say crate train to go outside. That won't work for us bc I'm gone during the day and she can't hold it (I also don't want her pinned up that long). Not sure what method would fit her best!

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If you are having trouble with potty training, then I wouldn't leave food out all day. Depending on her size and how well she eats, I would suggest splitting her food into 3 or 4 portions and give it to her spaced out. Personally, I wouldn't feed through the night unless there is a problem.

This is how I did with mine: he was 9 weeks old when we got him, he got fed 3x a day. I used pee pads in the beginning. He spent a lot of time in his crate. He only came out if he could be strictly supervised or to go potty! If my eyes couldn't be glued to him, he had to go back in his crate! I don't put anything in his crate with him at night. It took about 3 weeks for him to completely train - had to train hubby also! Lol!

It's really hard to keep them in a crate, but if you stick with it, it is very rewarding! He is now trained to go inside or outside, depending on weather.

Good luck!
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Hello ChiLola, I'd be really interested to hear how you got on and what you decided to do with the potty training. My situation is exactly the same as yours, I live in an apartment, I have the crate and pen etc and will be eventually leaving her for 6 hours during the day (not until she's older obviously) so ideally I want her to be indoor AND outdoor trained (outdoor for after her vacs, indoor for when she's alone in the flat and pre-vacs) - did you manage to achieve this? I'm due to bring my baby home in a few days time and I want to be prepared - all the info I've read on potty training is conflicting so I'd be really interested to hear your first-hand experience if you wouldn't mind sharing? Many thanks!
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:31 PM
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All my chi's go inside on washable pee pads, and go outside when in an exercise pen. I trained them to 'go potty' when they were wee ones! You know when they have to go: after a nap, first thing in the am, after playing etc. Take them to the pad, and say "go potty'. Make the dog think that the heavens have opened with treats,& praise when they do go. When you are outside with the dog, and it pees/poos, the same thing.
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Great advice from Susan above

In the past with puppies (and newly rescued/adopted adults) I've taken them out to a set toileting area in the garden (on the lead) which is normally a piece of turf and stay with them. As soon as they squat tell them ''Be Clean'' (or whatever phrase you prefer) and then lots of happy praise
I continue to do this EVERY HOUR, even if dog hasn't indicated that they want to go out....or even more if puppy has had a drink or just woken up etc. Yes, it IS exhausting But I've always found it to give great and fast results! My collie Skye was completely clean throughout the night by the time she was 11 weeks old

Mind you, I've never had a tiny breed like a Chihuahua so I think I may be using a cats' litter tray & puppy pads in her crate on days when the weather is TOO vile to take her outside

Consistency and perseverance is the key (((HUGS)))
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