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|06-22-2011, 09:18 AM||#1|
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Join Date: Oct 2009
I dont know what to do anymore - peeing everywhere
Molly is two, Tucker is two and a half. When they were young we started them on pee pads for the first 6 months but quickly grew tired of them since tucker would lift his leg and often aim off the pad, also they would stink after even a few hours and it just wasn't worth it...so we went with plan B: a litter box. Also worked well, less smell but same issue with our male aiming off of it, also if there was a poop in it Molly would not go close to it. We were diligent with cleaning it a few times a day but still ended up with messes because we would not notice it needed cleaning before Molly had to go. Tucker also aimed out of it often. Plan C: Outdoor training.
We made an attached outdoor fenced area off our sliding door - in theory it was great except that both of them hate water. Whenever it is raining they REFUSE to use the kennel, they pee downstairs, if i block of the stairs, they go in our room and they KNOW to sneak around and do it when we aren't looking.
Even when it isn't raining, Molly hates the kennel. I can put her out 5 times in a hour and she will press up against the door and wait to be let in, and then five minutes later will run to the door but have an accident because she leaves it too late.
Tucker is good, but still will pee in the house when it is wet outside. HELP I am going crazy!! Its not like I don't put them out 15 times a day! What should I do?
|06-22-2011, 10:46 AM||#2|
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Port St. Lucie, Florida
Sounds like you need to start potty training from the beginning again just like they were puppies again....I would confine them, don't let them have run of the house...pick a potty area you want them to potty at and stick with it...potty pad training, outside training or litter, you have to pick one and stick with it...to many will only confuse them....To me potty pad training in the house...says to them its ok to potty in the house and as you know they don't always hit the pad...Mine are potty trained for outside...I confined my pups to a play yard and every 2 hours I took them outside to potty...I would say lets go outside to potty...I didn't let them play outside at all during training...so once they did their business it was back into the house...I would let them play for awhile before putting them back in their play yard...I always took them outside as soon as they got done playing or eating/drinking...while outside I would say go potty for peepee and hurry up for poop...they quickly picked up on where I wanted them to potty and when I did finally give them full run of the house, they come to me and let me know they need to go out by barking at me.
And my Bella is like your pups she doesn't like to go out in the wet grass in the morning...miss priss will not get her feet wet..LOL....so on one side of my house hubby laid some flag stones out there and thats where she goes in the mornings...once the grass is dry she'll go anywhere than LOL.
But I would confine them in a play yard or xpen, start your training over from the beginning, take them out every 2 hours or so...make sure you give treats for good potty behavior and tell them they are good boys/girls everytime don't stop not even when you think they are fully trained....Potty training is a 24/7 job that never ends, you must reinforce daily and their potty training success starts with you. And when you do have them out of their confinement area don't take your eyes off of them, if you catch them..say NO and take them right outside and say go potty good boy/girl...letting them know its ok to potty outside and that make you happy...throw a huge potty party show them how happy you are that they pottied outside....good luck.
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|06-22-2011, 11:24 AM||#3|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Feb 2011
Have you tried putting 'something' in the middle of the pee pad so that your leg lifter has something to aim at? Maybe a plastic bottle filled with sand and capped?
|06-22-2011, 01:22 PM||#4|
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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Virginia
^^Excellent posts above. I agree with all of the suggestions....and remember to praise profusely when the dog does right. Never stop giving hearty praise. We throw parties here.
Kristin, Max and Teddy
|06-22-2011, 01:31 PM||#5|
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Has Tucker been neutered? He might be marking instead of peeing, there's a difference. Also an unneutered male's urine is much stronger smelling then a neutered male. Seriously, Joey urine has very little odor, I do like the washable pee pads, and had great success with them. Most Yorkie's refuse to go outside if it's wet, remember they don't have the double coated fur like most dogs, they have single hair like humans. Dogs with fur have an advantage because the water doesn't really reach the skin that easily.
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