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|10-27-2010, 12:48 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Kingsport, Tn, USA
My yorkie is almost 10 wks old. I have been trying to get to potty outside. But i am not having much luck. I take him out regularly but all he does is play with leaves and sticks. For thirty minutes. Then he ready go inside. Then ten minutes later he does his business in the house. I need help.
|10-27-2010, 12:55 PM||#2|
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Mt. Sinai, New York
Hi there and welcome to YorkieTalk. If you search some of the older posts on housebreaking a new puppy you will find lots and lots of helpful information. You need to have patience, you need to have your puppy on a schedule, you need to crate, you need to watch your puppy ever second, stearnly yell out no, clap your hands and stomp your foot when you catch him messing where he is not suppose to. Give him lots and lots of praise if he goes where he is suppose to (and a treat helps too). Remember, if you find a mess somewhere do not yell at him because he has no idea afterwards what you are mad at.
Oh yeah........... you really can't start housebreaking a puppy until he is at least 16 weeks old.
Coco & Beckham
|10-27-2010, 01:01 PM||#3|
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I wrote this sticky that has a good link for housebreaking. Ten weeks is pretty young, and most Yorkies are still with their mama's at this age. The mama helps train them by pushing them to a pad when they need to go. Joey was pretty much pad trained when I got him, if a pad was fairly close, but if you want to train for going outside, I suggest you follow the steps that describe crate training. http://www.yorkietalk.com/forums/tra...ebreaking.html Remember, there are advantages to having them pad trained, sleeping in for example, and they can go when you aren't at home. Many people duo train, and that's possible too, but it can take longer, and the dog usually prefers one to the other.
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|11-02-2010, 05:56 AM||#4|
Poppy's Mamma ♥
Join Date: Jun 2010
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Has your pup has all of its needles? at 10 weeks old in the UK they should have had all of there needles but I understand that you have more then 2 rounds of shots over there yes?
At ten weeks old your pup is VERY young, you cant really expect much until he is a little older.
At the moment your pup has no idea what he is outside for.
You need to put him on a lead so he cant run around and play, he is there to go potty and you have to teach him that.
Once he knows why he is outside you can remove the lead.
Give him a command such as "go potty" and use this command everytime your pup goes, he will begin to realise what this command means.
When he DOES go outside praise praise praise!! and maybe give him a treat.. house training can be frustrating at times, but be patient he WILL learn! Good luck.
Rachael & Poppy
|11-02-2010, 07:00 AM||#5|
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: South Dakota
Chewie is six months old, and I'm just now feeling like we've got a pretty good handle on the potty-training (and we've been at it since he was three months).
I totally echo Rachael. I still use a leash at potty-time, otherwise Chewie gets distracted, and I always tell him to go potty (and then go poop, depending on the time of day). And praise every time he does it right.
Hang in there! It might not come easily, but the best things in life are rarely easy!
Kristal and Chewie, my favorite mini-Wookiee