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|08-30-2010, 06:04 AM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Indoor v. outdoor training
I'm having trouble house-training my 14-week-old Morkie Cooper. One of the problems is that it's very difficult to take him outside often enough (he pees 8-10 times a day, poops 3-4 times) and stay outside long enough (he gets very distracted) because I have two small children -- a 3-year-old daughter and a 14-month-old son -- who are either trying to follow me outside every time or crying for me on the other side of the door or doing who-knows-what in the rest of the house.
SO I'm considering training Cooper to go inside instead, probably in the laundry room. I could put in a babygate several inches off the floor, so Cooper can get in but the kids can't. Indoor would also be great in the cold Indiana winters.
What does everyone think about indoor potty training? I've never known anyone who's done it, but it sounds fairly common for small dogs. My husband thinks it's weird. But I'm the one at home all day!
|09-01-2010, 04:02 AM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Mill Valley, CA, USA
Welcome to YT!!
Cooper is still very young and you have to give it more time if you want him to go outside. It will not happen over night..thats for sure. If you're home all day, I suggest you take him out every hour. He will catch on fast.
Indoor training works for some and not for others. It’s a personal preference and you have to decide if that something you want to do. You will have to stop the outside training until he's fully pad trained. You don't want to confuse him anymore. With any good training, you must make sure to reward with treats and give lots of praise.