I also have a 1 year 6 mth old, 4lb 2oz, Long-Haired Chihuahua, named Bambi. She's a sweetie. I bought Bambi a little POD, similar to a Canvas Play Pen,. It's round with 8 sides, Amazon sells all different kinds and colors.Hello,
My Bella (long-haired chi, 9 yrs old) STILL has issues with going potty. Our journey -
She will sneak into bedrooms and pee and poop on carpets. We cleaned, cleaned, cleaned bedroom carpets and then eventually replaced them. No change. She still potties on them. We bought a gate to block off the bedrooms. Now she pees and poops on the kitchen linoleum floor. I spray Clorox Bleach cleaner on those spots and wipe up with damp paper towels or my swiffer mop. No change of course, still finding pee spots. I try to keep Bella with me or within my eye sight (on her little bed) at all times. I put her outside. (Often times she will go like right after I let her back inside, despite being outside for over an hour or more). I am considering doggy diapers.
Any tips for teaching an older dog to NOT potty indoors? I honestly don't know what else to do. I love my baby girl so much, but she's driving the family crazy!
I buy pee pee pads from Walmart, not that expensive at all. I put the pee pee pad in her pod, she goes in and tinkles and potties in there right on the pad. Her potty is so small, I just pick up with toilette paper, and she watches me flush it down the toilette. I praise and clap my hands each time she tinkles or potties in the POD. Itake her fir 2 walks a day, and if she needs to tinkle or potty at that time, she does it out there on our walks. I have never had a problem with her. It helps to have the POD, In case I'm asleep, she just goes in there all on her own. She usually tinkles 3 or 4 spots on the pad, then I praise her, throw away that pad and put in a new one for her. No problem what's so ever. But I always praise her whenever she goes inside the pod. Hope this helps you. Torchy
I bring the small pod with me when I visit at my Son's home or anywhere I go. It's light, portable and she knows what it's for.