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Hello all i am new to this forum :wave: and also to owning a chi.
I got my first chihuahua about three weeks ago at 8 weeks old, so now she is 11 weeks old and learning very fast.
The problem i have is with training her to do poo on the puppy mat and not on the floor in my bedroom :evil: , i was suprised at how fast she learned to pee on the mats and now on newspaper but am very angry about having to pick up the suprises she leaves around, anyway that is the only problem i have for now so if anyone has any ideas on how to fix it please let me know....
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When Seiah was first learning I would watch him and when I noticed he has to go poo (he walks in three or more circles) I would carry him to the pad and let him continue. I guess after time he realized thats where he's gotta go. I hope that was helpful and welcome :wave: .
 

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Thanks for your help but i have tried to do what you said but she wont do poo on the mat, even when i take her to the mat when she is walking around sniffing she just sits there looking at me and i could sit there for an hour and she just walks around as normal.
are there any other ways to do it that anyone could suggest??? :?:
 

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chihuahua man said:
Thanks for your help but i have tried to do what you said but she wont do poo on the mat, even when i take her to the mat when she is walking around sniffing she just sits there looking at me and i could sit there for an hour and she just walks around as normal.
are there any other ways to do it that anyone could suggest??? :?:

hahaha sounds SOOOO familiar !! just be persistant !! in time she will learn ....i have surprises in store too every morning ...and it's also the number 2 :D

kisses nat
 

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Did you all forget that chis don't like to do #1 and #2 in the same place?

Try putting down 2 pads next to each other or if that doesn't work, in 2 different locations.

My girls mostlty go outside now that it's warm out, but they will do #1 on one side of the yard and #2 on the other side of the yard.
I have an x-pen in the kitchen with 4 pads layed end to end in it. They will do #1 at one end and #2 at the oppisite end.
 

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It took Angel awhile to consistently poo on the pads. I had to really watch her close and move her to the pad when I saw her sniffing around. With consistency and lots of treats/praise, she finally picked it up. Only time she has an accident now is if I don't provide a fresh pad soon enough. She is ultra picky about that. :roll:
 

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Did you all forget that chis don't like to do #1 and #2 in the same place?

Try putting down 2 pads next to each other or if that doesn't work, in 2 different locations.

My girls mostlty go outside now that it's warm out, but they will do #1 on one side of the yard and #2 on the other side of the yard.
I have an x-pen in the kitchen with 4 pads layed end to end in it. They will do #1 at one end and #2 at the oppisite end.
Same here. Bella has to use 2 separate pads to do her business. She doesn't like mixing the two. It took me a bit to figure this out, but once I did..no more accidents. I put 2 pads side by side. She choose the one she wants to poop on and the one she wants to pee on. I hope this helps. I also have 5 pads in different locations in my house.

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After reading these posts now I know why my Yoshi will be in his litter box but not poo in it. We have him in a play pen and he does so well about his litter box when it comes to peeing but he never would use it for the other and I would get so frustrated, LOL! Thanks everyone for enlightening me. I guess I will do litterbos for #1 and try peepads outside of the litterbox for #2.
 

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Ms_P said:
Did you all forget that chis don't like to do #1 and #2 in the same place?

Try putting down 2 pads next to each other or if that doesn't work, in 2 different locations.

My girls mostlty go outside now that it's warm out, but they will do #1 on one side of the yard and #2 on the other side of the yard.
I have an x-pen in the kitchen with 4 pads layed end to end in it. They will do #1 at one end and #2 at the oppisite end.
This may be true for some chis, but not all. I've never had a problem with Jasmine using the same pad for both. However, she is very picky about the pad being relatively clean. I have to change it often - usually 3-4 times a day.

I do agree that 11 weeks is very young to expect her to be completely housebroken. You need to be patient - she is still just a baby. If she has learned to pee on the pad, she will get the idea to poop on the pad also. Be patient and consistant, and praise, praise, praise, when she gets it right.
 

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Seiah Bobo said:
When Seiah was first learning I would watch him and when I noticed he has to go poo (he walks in three or more circles) I would carry him to the pad and let him continue. I guess after time he realized thats where he's gotta go. I hope that was helpful and welcome :wave: .
Lily walks/runs in like 100 circles before she goes. I call it her "poop dance." :lol:
 

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Thank you all for the help it really does make sense now that you all mention it, i am so glad that i joined this forum as you all know what you are talking about and because i am a newbie at this whole chi thing it will make life easier for her and me form all your useful help.
Once again thanks to everyone who posted some help for me,
i am now going straight away to put another mat out just for #2s...LOL
I am sure i will have many more questions for you all to help me with..
 

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When Cooper was potty-training, he would pee on the pads then run and poop under my bed. I'm not sure what that was all about but I eventually "papered" the area under my bed with puppy pads so he had no choice but to go on them when he ran under there.

From what I've read in other forums/posts, Cooper was easy to potty train though. From the first day I had him, I took him outside and would wait until he "accidently" did something then I'd just throw him a party, clapping and saying the phrase which has become my friends' favorite phrase, "TCB" (Takin' Care of Bid'ness). TCB is now our "do you have to go potty?"

I digress ... anyway, within the first month he was home, he wouldn't want to use the puppy pads, even when bad rain storms came or when it was freezing outside. He'd just stand by the door and wait to go TCB. He DID continue to poop under the bed until he was about 4-5 months old though. :?

Cooper does the circle thing about 5 or 6 times before #2. We call it "circling the wagons".
 

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I cant emphasise enough. A chi should not be permitted to roam your home untill it is trained to do its BZ and learn bounderies. IF yo cant watch it 24/7 the dog should be trained in a crate or Xpen with pads inside. once it get the hang of tht is where it supposed to go. then you leave the xpen up on one end as to allow the pup to get under it or open when you first let it out wathc it for 20 minutes closely if it goes to do its bz no! and pick him/her up and put on pad. consistancy and praise and no roaming lol
 
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