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My chi Bonnie is in the process of litter training, and she does this thing where she'll pee in her box when i put her there, but then she'll run out and poop somewhere else about 5 minutes later. I've tried leaving her in there for awhile after she pees, but she won't for a long long time and then she'll just try to poop somewhere else when i let her out. I don't know...maybe she doesn't want me to see her poop. I think I'm gonna try that balloon thing though.
I've read that some dogs don't like to poop and pee in the same place. I have no idea if this is true, as it doesn't seem to bother Jazzy in the least. I just remember reading this on another thread a few weeks back.
 

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well i tried the balloon thing today and boy did it work! i placed them in the rooms where peanut usually goes potty in the house and he wont even go near the dining ..living or family room anymore..he so scared that he got jelly scared....the balloon thing is a great technique..he wont even go in the other rooms if nobody goes with him
 

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Cooper said:
If he has specific spots he likes to poop in, try the red balloon technique. It worked for me when Cooper was poopin' under my bed, the little rapscallion.

Take a balloon, blow it up really big and show it to your dog. Make him interested in it, play with it, etc. THEN, all of a sudden, pop it. Make sure he's watching when it pops, but that he's not too close to it. (also remember to check later and make sure there isn't any balloon shrapnel he can eat.)

When it pops, run like h-ell and scream like you just had the poop scared out of you. Be sure not to trip over the dog because he'll be running slightly faster than you. Make sure if there is anyone else in the room, they scream and run as well.

The next day, blow up another balloon. Show it to the dog - he probably won't want to come near it. If he shows any interest at all in it, play with it, pop it, run like h-ell and scream.

Then, all you have to do is blow up balloons and put them in the spots where he normally poops. Leave them there for a while - up to a week. You can start off with 3 or 4 of them and take one away every other day but if the popping of the balloons worked, he will NOT want to go near that spot, even after they disappear.

And if he does, just blow up more balloons and put them back. I put about 20 of them under my bed when I was out to get Cooper and just left them there, since they weren't in my way.

Good luck!!

:laughing3: :laughing3: :laughing3: I'm in a room full of people laughing my butt off. This mental picture keeps playing in my head.
 

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:toothy7: LOL!!! Cooper's mum you are too funny and i cant restraint myself telling you one more time.

So when you did the balloon trick did you run and wave your hands :D like cooper's mom said? heehee :D
 

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Y'all crack ME up!! When we got that info at Cooper's obedience training, I almost died laughing! It's supposed to be used when you've got a big dog that won't stay off the couch or one that gets on the kitchen counters. The other dogs in the class were ALL huge dogs - one pit bull, one choco lab, a sheepdog, etc. I laughed and laughed at the thought of those dogs running for the hills when that balloon popped!!

One young couple with the pit came back after trying it and they were telling the story of how it scared their dog so much, he wouldn't even approach anything round - he would even run when you held a balloon that hadn't been blown up yet. The guy pulled a balloon out of his pocket and the pit ran and hid behind Cooper!!! :lol: :lol:

The whole class just died laughing, including the trainer!!
 

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a note about the balloon thing...

Ok, i tried the balloon thing and i felt soooo bad. Bonnie literally went and hid in the corner and would not come out. Now if she sees the balloon she will just sit and bark at it, and if i blow up a new one she growls at me and goes and hides on the bottom shelf of my desk. I think i've traumatized her.
 

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aww maybe she's too young? and got too scared of the balloons..see peanut was potty trained on a "normal" bases :lol: but then started gettin bad once he turned one so i just did the balloons to retrain him..so maybe thats why..maybe try other solutions first and then if you start having problems with her then try the balloons again
 

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Ooohhh... :( hopefully, she'll be fine. Cooper won't go near a balloon anymore and he runs and hides from them if he sees me blowing one up too - but that was the point of the exercise. Maybe you shouldn't let her see you blow them up and place them in areas you don't want her to go - from her perspective, they will just "appear" and she won't want to go near them.

With Cooper, I can put a blown up balloon, for example, on the couch and he just won't get on the couch; he doesn't run and hide from it. He DOES look at it like "how did YOU get there?" before he turns around.
 

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oo and i dont know if your home all day or if anyone is but if there is this is what i did with jelly..she's still young so she's gonna have accidents but with jelly i kept her in her crate most of the time and would take her out every hour so that she had the concept of ok i'm going to be going out soon so i'm not gonna pee or poo in my cage..after time elapses make the hours a lil longer. if she's gonna play..supervise her so no accidents occur..also i seemed to notice that after jelly went into her first heat there were nomore accidents in our house.
 

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labtestedchi said:
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labtestedchi said:
For some reason I found my little dogs were much harder to train than my labs. I don't know why but it was. lol.
I think it's because we treat the little ones differently from the big ones. The little ones are cradled and treated more like humans than the big guys are, therefore, we're more leniant with them.

I have 4 dogs..2 labs and 2 chis and they really aren't treated any differently..especially when it comes to training..I am a firm trainer. I won't have an untrained dog in my home even it does only weigh 4 lbs. There is nothing worse than an untrained dog.

The only difference is that the chis are allowed on the furniture and the labs aren't. They are spoiled with toys and treats and all kinds of bling and eat quite well :) (We feed part raw along with kibble)

I found my male chi was a tad hardheaded and I think that accounted for something.
Yay for you labtestedchi. I'm the same as you! I have a golden retreiver and a chi and I also will not tolerate a dog that is not housebroken in my home. And, just like you the chi is allowed on the furniture but not the golden. He's just plain too big and hairy, there would be no room left for me to sit. But, otherwise they are both spoiled rotten in other ways.

I'm probably going to get my head bit off for this....but, someone else said that chi's or small dogs are harder to train because we treat them differently. I have to agree with this. I think because chi's are so cute and cuddly and small, we tend to not be as firm with them as we would be with a larger dog. Their poos and pees are so much smaller that I think some people think it's not as big of a deal. I know, if my golden peed in the house just once, I'd be freaking out. He stands and pees for like 5 minutes, my house would be flooded. I'll tell you what, if it ever did happen, it would only be once....I'd make sure of that. And....(boy am I going to get my head bit off, but this is my opinion).....unless there is a really good reason why you need to use pee pads for litter or anything else, if your ultimate goal is for them to go outside eventually, then that is how you need to start out. I honestly believe it is too confusing for them. They are allowed to go in the house and then all of a sudden they're not!

By the way.....that balloon thing is hilarious!
 

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I'm struggling in house training Ivy too. Things that worked with my two big guys don't seem to work with her at all. She knows she's being naughty when she does her business in the house because she tries to do it where i won't see her! She will go on her pee pad if its near to her and often goes outside but she is inconsistent. Is hard work! :?
 

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MYCHIBABY said:
labtestedchi said:
Cooper said:
labtestedchi said:
For some reason I found my little dogs were much harder to train than my labs. I don't know why but it was. lol.
I think it's because we treat the little ones differently from the big ones. The little ones are cradled and treated more like humans than the big guys are, therefore, we're more leniant with them.

I have 4 dogs..2 labs and 2 chis and they really aren't treated any differently..especially when it comes to training..I am a firm trainer. I won't have an untrained dog in my home even it does only weigh 4 lbs. There is nothing worse than an untrained dog.

The only difference is that the chis are allowed on the furniture and the labs aren't. They are spoiled with toys and treats and all kinds of bling and eat quite well :) (We feed part raw along with kibble)

I found my male chi was a tad hardheaded and I think that accounted for something.
Yay for you labtestedchi. I'm the same as you! I have a golden retreiver and a chi and I also will not tolerate a dog that is not housebroken in my home. And, just like you the chi is allowed on the furniture but not the golden. He's just plain too big and hairy, there would be no room left for me to sit. But, otherwise they are both spoiled rotten in other ways.

I'm probably going to get my head bit off for this....but, someone else said that chi's or small dogs are harder to train because we treat them differently. I have to agree with this. I think because chi's are so cute and cuddly and small, we tend to not be as firm with them as we would be with a larger dog. Their poos and pees are so much smaller that I think some people think it's not as big of a deal. I know, if my golden peed in the house just once, I'd be freaking out. He stands and pees for like 5 minutes, my house would be flooded. I'll tell you what, if it ever did happen, it would only be once....I'd make sure of that. And....(boy am I going to get my head bit off, but this is my opinion).....unless there is a really good reason why you need to use pee pads for litter or anything else, if your ultimate goal is for them to go outside eventually, then that is how you need to start out. I honestly believe it is too confusing for them. They are allowed to go in the house and then all of a sudden they're not!

By the way.....that balloon thing is hilarious!
now i'm not biting heads here but i would like to know how you would have done this:

when i brought chiwi home she was pushing 1.2-1.6 pounds and there was snow up almost to my knees. so how would i have taken the itty bitty thing out to go potty. plus we are on the second floor. shoveling a path is out of the question too by the way (personal reasons not due to laziness ;))
 

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luv4mygirls said:
now i'm not biting heads here but i would like to know how you would have done this:

when i brought chiwi home she was pushing 1.2-1.6 pounds and there was snow up almost to my knees. so how would i have taken the itty bitty thing out to go potty. plus we are on the second floor. shoveling a path is out of the question too by the way (personal reasons not due to laziness ;))
Move to a warmer climate? :lol: You could have squeezed her over the toilet too! :lol:

I dunno what I would do in that situation. When I brought Cooper home, we stayed at my parents house for about a week after I got him (@ christmas time) and there was snow on the ground. He was 6-7 weeks old and I took his little booty outside - I just put a coat on him. But I'm the vigilante mom and the snow wasn't quite that deep.

My mom actually suggested getting a large square planter and buying just a square or two of grass sod, planting it and keeping it in the house for cold winter months. I didn't do that ... and I'm not so sure it would work but I almost wish it got cold here and I had a puppy so I would have a reason to try it! :lol: :lol:
 
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