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|09-18-2009, 05:05 AM||#1|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Jul 2007
Really need advice! (leg lifting on xpen)
Hi -- I am begging for advice from some of you awesome YT experts!!
My question is about my 10 month old little guy (he was neutered at 6 months). He is I guess "partly" pad trained. Ever since I got him, he is private and won't go when I am watching him, but will when I leave the room, so I haven't had a lot of opportunity to "catch him in the act" for praise, etc... What I've done is when it's time to go potty, I put him in his enclosed xpen area that has his pad in it , say "go potty" and walk away (it's about 2 feet by 6 feet area) And under the x-pen is a piece of linoleum that I bought from home depot to protect the carpet under that area. Then I would take him out after he went.
For a while he was using the pad very well... however, over time....
1.) he has started considering the whole linoleum area his big potty pad. He pees on it pretty much wherever.
2.) he has definitely started lifting his leg to pee on the xpen (like a fence). I know that is what a male instinct does ? It's my first male dog and I don't know what to do!
Should I just take the xpen out of the area? Is he going to find some other object to lift his leg onto though?? During the day when I am away at work, he is not enclosed in this xpen anymore... but has reign of that room, along with our other yorkie. So the only time that he is technically closed in the pen is in the morning I enclose it until he does his morning pee. (accidents on carpet still occur)
I should have trained him to go outside... and I've been trying to work on transitioning to that, but for some reason he won't go outside either! I don't know if it's the "private" thing or what, but I'll have him outside for an hour , then bring him in and he'll pee there
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
~Cheryl : Mom to Violet ~and~ Theo
|09-18-2009, 08:00 AM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Some dogs are private, but the fact is... if he needs to go, andd you stay with him... he will go. Be patient!
Other thing, I tried to stop my one male from lifting his leg, by "knocking him down" (touching his lifted leg...) and when that didn't work I taped a p-pad to the wall, it is folded so it covers some wall and some floor! he has remarkable accuracy with that now.
Also if he has benn using the whole lino... give it and the e-pen wires a really good scrub! I take my kennels (and play pens) to the car wash every few weeks, so they are fresh!
Bentley's Mommy is a Yorkie Junkie...
|09-26-2009, 05:52 PM||#3|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: pewee valley
My dog Moses is a shy pee-er. If he sees me watching, he will run to me. So, I have to put him out and then kinda turn my head so we don't make eye contact. I've learned, if he starts walking, he will squat and pee but if he just stands there, he will stand for 20 minutes and do nothing. Since the other 2 dogs I had would pee every single time you took them out, I expected him to do the same. He only goes maybe 3 or 4 times a day, whereas Isabel will go every 5 minutes if someone will take her out! So, he will go if he has to, just try not to let him see you watching (while watching the whole time for safety's sake!)