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|02-01-2005, 04:17 AM||#1|
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Join Date: Jan 2005
More Questions About Poop
I've never talked about poop so much in my life.
I've had my pup a little over a week and he's doing better than I expected.
I have him on sort of a schedule and he seems to be getting the peeing outside part fairly well. I used treats which I'm not sure if that's good or not, but it seemed to help associate the peeing outside with a good thing. Or maybe that's just wishful thinking. LOL
My problem is this, I tried to get him to use pads at firs,t but he's a shy guy and never wants to poop around me. It's always goes behind a bush or something. So, I decided to just train him to do all his business outside. The pads just didn't work for me. Well, for the past 4 days somehow he makes a mad dash to my front bathroom and takes a poop on my bathmat in front of my shower. I really don't know how I should use this to my advantage. I want him to go outside ultimately all the time. He goes outside 70% of the time because I take him at just the right times. Should I move this mat near a door? Or should I move it to another part of the house that's more private like a laundry room? I don't want to encourage him to go in the house, but then again if it helps him learn I will do it. How could I get him to go on a wee pad by using the bathmat to get him started? Or should I at all? I just don't know what to do!
Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated. I don't want to confuse the poor guy. I have put bells on my door and hit them when I take him out. Like I said, it's only been a week and I'm not expecting too much at this stage, but I want to be on the right track with consistency. He's 13 weeks old now.
|02-01-2005, 08:03 AM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2004
I have a pup that is 14 weeks now, he is trained to go on pee pads but for poop he makes a bee line for the mat at the front door. i just really watch him and if he goes to the front door I redirect him to the pee pad and this seems to work. The pee pads are in the laundry room so it is not far from the front door. I would just really watch him and if you see him heading to the washroom to use the mat just pick him up quickly and put him outside. The reward him when he does poop outside. The other thing I would suggest is to really wash the mat so the smell from previous poops is not there or you could move the mat unwashed by the outside door so if he goes to it you can quickly whisk him outside. Hope this helps.............Teigan
|02-15-2005, 02:21 PM||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Baton Rouge
Well, I began by crate training but then I switched to the wee wee pads. I would like her to eventually go outside because the poop smells soooo bad. I walked into my apartment and almost had a heart attack. LOL I'm exaggerating but it did smell. Does anyone know the rule of thumb on how long they can hold it for at what age because this little lady has got to learn to go outside!
Gabriel & Mia
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