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|02-14-2008, 09:57 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2008
How did you potty train?
sophie is 2 months old.
When sophie needs to pottie, she wiggles excessively.
That's usually my clue to put her on her pad or take her out.
Sophie still doesn't comprehend that the pad is where she is supposed to go, and cannot distinguish that the pad is her potty spot. The only way she knows to go there is if me or my boyfriend put her there, and place her there every time she runs off of it.
I've tried everything, really. Praising her when she potties on her pad or outside, treats when she potties outside or on the pad, no punishment when she potties on the floor, and when i catch her in the act -- i put her on her pad. i know we do a bad thing by letting her sleep in the bed,
but it's something I've always done.
She NEVER has an accident in the bed and can hold it in all night (until about 7 or 8 am)
first thing i do when i wake up is place her on her pad.
she does her business and i praise her.
Basically, I'm stuck right now.
How long is this supposed to take before i see any kind of change? i guess a better question is -- how did you do it and how long did it take??
|02-14-2008, 10:36 AM||#2|
Loved by Layla
Join Date: Aug 2006
if she is only 2 months.. this is normal... Layla isn't pad trained.. she just goes outside... so i took her out every hour... said "hurry up" and when she did she got a treat.. but boy..it took a while for her to be abel to tell me she had to go... i'd say.... 5-6 months....
Layla 's Simon
|02-14-2008, 11:47 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jan 2008
that's great to hear.
i was worried that she was getting old, and i was behind on her training.
thanks for the advice.
|02-14-2008, 12:02 PM||#4|
Donating YT 5000 Club Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
I think she is normal....it just takes time. I didn't train Murfee to the pad...just outside..and he caught on really quickly. good luck
Decide To Make It A Good Day
|02-15-2008, 12:02 AM||#5|
YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
two months is only a teeny weeny baby and that is normal, it is if they are 8 months and still doing that I would be concerned. Good luck house breaking is not an easy task as I very well know
|02-15-2008, 12:30 AM||#6|
YT 2000 Club Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: HASTINGS, NE- 4 NOW!!!
My boy is 5 months old1 He goes on his pad alot, but sometimes he doesn't- or sometimes he goes right beside it! I count that'cuz he is little! But if he is playing real hard- he just stops and goes- LOL I don't know how big she is, but he had a blatter the size of a grain of salt at that age- he went about every 5-10 min!
Your getting there- sounds like she is doing good really!
:I PLAYING....THE BANJO........ AND KISSING MY MOMMY:kiss3
|02-15-2008, 04:46 AM||#7|
Donating YT Addict
Join Date: Feb 2008
We had great success with potty training. It was a lot of work - but well worth it. It took us exactly two months to get it done. We trained her to hit a bell when she needs to go outside.
1st - section off the family room and lay down a bunch of blankets (wash the blankets everytime after an accident to remove the odor)
2nd - watch her every second - do not take your eyes off. If you can't watch her - put her in a crate. (the tv was on - but all eyes were on Bailey)
3rd - catch her in the act and scoop 'er up immediately
4th - say "outside" - and simultaneously hit the bell*
5th - while outside - say "go potty" - then praise when she actually pee's.
6th - treat when she comes back in.
She learned to pee on command rather quickly - but telling us she needed to go outside took some time.
*Bell - we taught Bailey to hit the bell (small service bell placed on the floor) when she needs to potty. I didn't want her to learn to whine or bark - plus all friends and family think its hilarious!!
|02-16-2008, 07:55 AM||#8|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Wow..she is doing great at 2 months. I'm really impressed! With Piper I ended up getting one of those plastic tarps (the cheap kind you use for camping) and putting it under her xpen during the day with a piddle pad in the corner for the days that I need to work in the office. Eventually we ditched the xpen (at 7mos..she's 8mos now) and she didn't get the idea of the piddle pad. It was bad. Then I thought maybe it was the tarp that she was used to being on (she did great on the piddle pad IN the xpen). So I cut out a section of tarp and put it in the corner (twice as big as the piddle pad...because that is what fit!) and she absolutely has not missed since. Of course I do give a small treat every time she goes....and if I don't see her go, she comes over and bashes me in the leg and shows me what a fabulous job she did! I think for Piper it is also a tactile thing..she needs the feel of the tarp that she had on the floor when she was little to sort of signal her were to go. Anyway..not sure if you are experiencing issues where your little one goes in the same spot (like on linoleum or tile or whatever), but for Piper, it was very much a tactile issue. Good luck to you...Yorkies are not the easiest to house train. Fortunately the "cleanup" is small! :-) Oh..and Piper tucks in with me too..never an accident on the bed either. (very pleased about that!)
|02-16-2008, 09:00 AM||#9|
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Seneca, SC
|02-16-2008, 10:39 AM||#10|
Donating YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bellevue, WA
I got Holly at 12 weeks. It was apparent that there had been NO potty training before I got her. She is now 5 months. Some days she does really great, 100% on the pee pads. Other days, it is like she has never been introduced to the concept. I find if I gate her off in the room where her pee pads are, she will go and use the pads. If I give her run of the house she will go wherever she happens to be at the time. I notice she sometimes will go on the couch, generally when she is excited and has just been let out of her pen. I got Gracie at 8 weeks/ 2 months and she was fully pee pad trained by 4-5 months.
Gracie loves Bailey. Holly loves Tucker. Proud member of the YT Gracie Girls.
|02-16-2008, 11:40 AM||#12|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Austin, TX
I'm new to YorkieTalk and fasinated with all your information. I have Squeaky (7 months) and Swiper (9 months). we have had them for 5 months and have potty training problems. We have let them sleep with us because our previous yorkie did and its such a pleasure. They romp and play - then sleep like babies - then romp and play in the morning. At the suggestion of a trainer, we are crate training them. (started 4 days ago) They are doing "just okay". They (especially squeaky)seems to think any carpet or rug is fair game, maybe because I haven't been able to get all of the odor out from previous accidents. http://www.yorkietalk.com/forums/ima...s/confused.gif Any suggestions??http://www.yorkietalk.com/forums/images/icons/icon5.gif
I do believe the crate training - just until they are trained - is a good idea, I just wish I had started it from day one.