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post #1 of 25
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Ok I give what is the best way to paper train a puppy. She is in my kitchen I mop the floors 3x a day because she keeps peeing. She is a sweetheart and when I see her go I tell her no potty here and place her on the 2 puppy pads I have out. I have seen her use them like 5x but it is like she doesn't know just there is OK. I will not yell at her or scold her. I believe in loving touch. Any ideas are appreciated. She is a Pomeranian and is 9 weeks. I know it is still early but I want to try to reinforce the good habits.
post #2 of 25
maybe pick up some of that spray( a few brands out there) of puppy go potty here??
post #3 of 25
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Originally Posted by sharky
maybe pick up some of that spray( a few brands out there) of puppy go potty here??
I have the drops and it re-ks the whole house up. I did notice she went on it last night when I put it on there. Only thing is I do not want to keep her behind the baby gate in the kitchen. I free feed her so she is always eating throughout the day. I can not limit the food. I do not want her to starve and I do not want her to get upset at being in the kitchen so much. I let her out and she pee.
post #4 of 25
well the way i always taught is to skip paper training completely. some dogs cannot tell the difference in the pads/paper that they are sopposed to go on and the ones they are not. i crate train myself since most dogs wont go where they sleep. take her outside right after waking and eating and i know it sound hard but about every 2 hours till older. also when u cant be right near her put her in the kennel. i have had complete sucsess with this method
post #5 of 25
I also crate train, it is really the only (near) foolproof method I've found.
post #6 of 25
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She is so small and we get snow to our knees and she wont go. She is so small she actually gets lost and crys it is cold
post #7 of 25
You might consider litterbox training her instead.
Petco and Petsmart both carry small dog litterbox training kits.

Once box trained, she could probably then be slowly transitioned to going outside once the weather is nicer.
post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by Arlyn
You might consider litterbox training her instead.
Petco and Petsmart both carry small dog litterbox training kits.

Once box trained, she could probably then be slowly transitioned to going outside once the weather is nicer.
I have the box and put the paper in it because she ate the litter.
post #9 of 25
Try looking for a dog specific attractant (should be in the peepads/potty training area of the store).
Did you have the litter that was made for dogs, or cat litter?
I believe the dog litter has an attractant in it.
post #10 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Arlyn
Try looking for a dog specific attractant (should be in the peepads/potty training area of the store).
Did you have the litter that was made for dogs, or cat litter?
I believe the dog litter has an attractant in it.
It is the dog litter. I might go back tomorrow and see if there is anything else cause this does not attract her. I have these drops that are awful. 2 little drops and we leave the kitchen it is that bad. She is only 9 weeks old so I am just trying to be calm patient and just try to get her started.
post #11 of 25
pine based litters are supposed to be good for dogs. I can't imagine she'd eat that kind.
post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by SolarityBengals
pine based litters are supposed to be good for dogs. I can't imagine she'd eat that kind.
Ok got back from petsmart. I got the grass sent pads and the housebreaking spray LOL. I layed it down and she peed at the other side of the kitchen before I could get her to the pad I also got bitter apple. Lets hope this works sometime. I never trained a puppy LOL. I bet ya can tell
post #13 of 25
Bitter apple will do nothing for anythign she isnt trying to eat ... it is a taste deterrant ...
post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by sharky
Bitter apple will do nothing for anythign she isnt trying to eat ... it is a taste deterrant ...
I know. She likes to lay under my desk and I caught her chew the keyboard wireless thingy mo boob. I sprayed it. She wont even go near it Other then that she seems to know what to not chew on and that her toys are hers. That is why I bought the bitter apple.
post #15 of 25
Sorry...lol.. as usual I lost something in translation
post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by sharky
Sorry...lol.. as usual I lost something in translation
It is ok it happenes to me all the time
post #17 of 25
How's the puppy training going? I have never "paper trained" a dog before I think it just teaches them it's ok to go in the house if they can't go out that minute. But, then again I have never had a small dog either, so it was easier to bring them out side. Some thing I have always done though, is when I make a mistake, and don't get the dog out in time is to wipe the pee up with a paper towel or pick poopies up with it and bring the poop or soiled paper towel out to a designated area and put it down on the ground and make them stand there, they can smell it and see it and before long the get the idea that is where that stuff belongs. It always worked for me, although now if I get a puppy again I would crate train it.
Did you say that puppy has food all the time? It may not be the best thing atleast while house breaking, if food is available all the time they tend to eat too much and have to relieve at all different times, if you feed a meal and 30 mins later bring him out, it should have to go by then, after he is house broke and doesn't eat all the food put down you can leave it for him all the time, but puppies tend to eat every thing left down for them and can eat them selves sick, when they are in litters they have to fight for food so they scoff it as quick as they get it. (usually)
post #18 of 25
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She does have it all the time. That is why the training is going bad. I am starting her early to get use to it. In a few weeks I can limit the food. She is only 4 lbs ideal weight is 6 lbs at the most. She will stay small. She is doing OK. She pooped in the box once and she does pee on the pads now but poops on the tile LOL
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by momof3rugratz
She does have it all the time. That is why the training is going bad. I am starting her early to get use to it. In a few weeks I can limit the food. She is only 4 lbs ideal weight is 6 lbs at the most. She will stay small. She is doing OK. She pooped in the box once and she does pee on the pads now but poops on the tile LOL

Oh, no, have patiences she will get it. Warmer weather is comming, mabey it will be easier to get her trained out side soon.
I'm glad you do understand that the training is slowed by her food intake so you can be aware of it and keep an eye on her more, it is harder to house brake when having access to food all the time, but it's good for them to know they will always have food available and learn to eat when hungry. I always had food down for my boys and I do for my cats now as well. When I had dogs, I did feed my boyfriends cat at a certain time, so my dogs weren't eating cat food all the time, it's too rich and isn't meant for them to eat, and they would have eaten themselves to death with cat food, silly mutts
post #20 of 25
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She pooped on the paper all night. She peed also. She got her beef and rice treat She is only 9 weeks so I am just starting her. I figure it could take more months but she will get the hang of it. Thats why I am getting all the help and tips now. If I try to push her she will stop so I start now and enforce it later on really let her know she pees here or outside not on the carpet or the tile. I know that will be when her food can be limited to certain times.
post #21 of 25
Yippy Little Brat
post #22 of 25
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OMG I was making everyone breakfast and sat here to read the threads and Brat carried her pad with the poo and the pee to me in the puter room. I could not be mean to her she just wanted to make sure mommy saw her
post #23 of 25
M grandmother was a pom breeder. here is what she said to do, Get a baby playpen, put the dog in it ALL the time, and put a bell hanging down into the pen, Every hour you take the dog out of the pen and outside to potty, when you take the dog out, ring the bell. Every hour, and twice a night. make sure you ring the bell, soon the dog will ring the bell when she wants out. Then you can let them go free, put the bell on your door, every time you take her out, ring the bell. Then you will always know when the dog needs out and she has a way to let you know that she needs out, all will be happy!

This worked for every dog my grammy ever had, and every animal my family has ever had. Like magic, animals dont like messing their own space. and a playpen is just too small to want to mess, sure you will get some accidents, but this is full out potty training not paper training, and it works on dogs of any age.
and its less expensive then other methods
GOOD LUCK!
post #24 of 25
I would caution against training with treats.
Most of the time, you'll end up with a dog that will not repeat a behavior unless they know a treat is forthcoming.

Not a particularly good situation with potty training.

I prefer praise or play, or a combination of both as a reward.
post #25 of 25
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Ok That is what I will try
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