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|04-04-2008, 10:55 AM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Please how do i pad train
Hi every one
I just got my bueatiful baby brownie. He is 8 weeks and adorable, but we nee to potty train him. I would really like to pad train him and he has used it about 2 out of three times. I just need advice, on what i can do to make it more effective. Please advice
|04-04-2008, 11:16 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bay area, CA
Congrats, you much be so excited to have your new little one at home.
If you do a search on potty training. You should be able to find lots of info. Just, remember that he is small so it will take lots of time and lots of patiences.
This is what I did for the first few days...
** We stay in the family room area, with hardwood. I put out 2 potty pads on each side of the room but with in easy reach of me and him. I put urine on one pad and not on the other. I sat and watched him like a hawk. So, I could learn his potty signal. He would sniff around in a circle, like a crazy dog... as if in a panic. When I saw him do this I would pick him up and put him on the pad and say "go potty" and gave him a treat if he did go. I kept this up until he had a day or two with out accidents. Then I would add another 'little' area. (A very important thing I learned during his process: is that he will not potty on a "peed" pad. We have to change the pad everytime he goes!!)
** Never ever leave you puppy alone. Have then in sight at all times or in a crate. Do not give them the chance to have a accident.
**At night he sleeps in a crate. With just enough room to turn around in. I take him potty before bed. During the first week I would get up in the middle of the night to take him potty... he usaully woke up at 3. I would take him potty and then put him right back to bed. I made it very clear that it was bed time. First thing in the morning I would put him on the potty pad again.
**I never left him any where in the house alone. If I needed to go to another room I carried him there and back.
**I feed on a schedule. So, I can some what predict his potty times. I feed every 4 hours. But I left water out at all times.
** I kept a journal of all the times he went potty, to look for a pattern. I did this for a long time.
|04-04-2008, 08:20 PM||#3|
Donating YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Great post momof4CA !!
The only thing I would really add is make sure that your potty treats are good ones and go over the top with the praise. We didn't cheer and clap as much when our kids got A's on their report cards as we did when puppies pottied where they were supposed to.
And my philosophy is to make it nearly impossible to fail. Set your baby and yourself up for success! Use the advice above.
Coby is 1 year old and still doesn't have the run of the house. He has two huge rooms and two stairways - where he is 99.999% trained. We are still adding supervised visits to the remaining rooms. Our 11 year old Shih Tzu has the run of the house. BOTH boys come and TELL us when they potty on their pads - demanding their treats. See? THEY have US well trained.
Diane, and my boys ..... Coby and Reggie !!
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