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|10-24-2010, 04:56 AM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Baltimore, MD
How to get him to pee AND THEN poop?
Hi everyone, so there is the situation:
I was trying to pee pad train Brady and was getting inconsistent results but noticed that every time I took him outside he'd pee and poop so I started doing that and everything was going great! We got into a routine and everything. But I live in a high rise and it was starting to become very inconvenient to take him outside 4-5 times a day so I'm once again trying to pee pad train him and the poor baby is so confused!!
I'm doing the set up where I crate him and then line a pen entirely with pads. I just started this last night and he was really confused at first but finally peed in the pen and i was very very happyyyyyyy so i praised and let him out. But then after a few minutes of being out he started squatting on the carpet so I whipped him up to the pen right away. The poop was already out and just plopped in the pen and he jumped out.
So this morning, I put him in the pen and he peed RIGHT AWAY!!! I praised him but now I'm keeping him in there til he poops cuz i KNOW he has to, but he's very confused.
Should I let him out for a few minutes then put him back in? I know when I took him outside he would always pee then walk around a bit more to a diff area then poop, but always within a few minutes. I feel like none of the potty threads address this issue. Do most dogs not pee and poop within the same time period? Should I let him out after he does only one? or keep him inside til he does both?
|10-25-2010, 06:35 PM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2010
My puppy is 6 months old and I was having trouble with him peeing on his pad and then I took him outside to poop. He would use his pad no matter how long I waited. My breeder told that yorkies do like to pee and poo in the same place so I set up newspaper new to his peepad/tray and he used it. He pees on the pad and poops on the newspaper. Weird
|10-25-2010, 07:03 PM||#3|
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Monroe, La, Us
Blog Entries: 1
All I can tell you is if he poops in the wrong spot, pick it up with a paper towel and put it on the pad, then he will sniff it. Leave it there until he poops on the pad. Then he will get the point that is where he is supposed to go.
|10-25-2010, 07:19 PM||#4|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Jun 2007
I'm certainly not a pro- my baby is only about 4mos.
Lacie is outdoor trained, but the concept is pretty much the same. It gets much easier as you get their schedule figured out. When we were first training her, we could not get her to go poo in the same trip as going potty. We put up temporary plastic gating around a small area in our backyard so she couldn't run back to the house. Anytime she had a poo accident in the house, we put her in that little area and dropped the poo in there by her.
Part of the reason it seemed difficult to poo-train her was because she'd get a treat for going potty, then she'd beg to get out. We would leave her in there for 5 mins, and most of the time she still wouldn't go poo. Then she would usually end up going poo in her play area inside within 10-30 mins after being outside.
So, if she hadn't gone poo since the previous feeding, we'd take her out 10mins after she went potty. We also noticed sometimes she'd have an accident while she was eating. So, if she seemed to get distracted part-way through a feeding, we'd take her out then as well. Now if she's eating and has to go poo, she'll whine and start sniffing around. She's also much more reliable with going poo if we leave her in her potty/poo area a little longer after a meal- enough to where we trust her if she doesn't seem to think she has to go poo.
Another important thing- make sure you use words like "potty" and "poo" in your training. You can say, "Good job going potty. Go poo now." If there's a poo accident, put him on his pad with the poo and say, "Poo on pad." Things like that. It just takes a lot of patience, and observation. You need to learn his cues as much as he needs to learn what you expect out of him.
I hope this helps. Good luck!!!!!
|10-26-2010, 12:48 PM||#5|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Baltimore, MD
Thanks for all the suggestions guys!! Seems like I got worried too soon and after only 2 days he's doing very well peeing and pooping on the pads!! It helped to leave an old/used pad under the new one so the scent is there and rub a little bit of the poo on there as well for the scent as Darlin said. He still has accidents here and there, mostly when i change the pad and the scent is not as strong. Otherwise, he is doing VERY VERY well. Thanks again =)