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|12-02-2011, 07:56 PM||#1|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Kingland, GA, U.S.
Maybe this will help....
We got Sunny when she was 8 weeks old ( i know...i know....i was uneducated on that aspect). When we got home I had all the paraphanelia (sp?) one would need for a Yorkie puppy, including pee pee pads. I used them in her crate but decided to not use them in the traditional way. I had done that before and for me it just seemed that it reinforced to the other dog to just pee by the door. i made the commitment to take her out 10-15 mins after EVERY meal, after every nap, and after every couple of hours. We have three other dogs and hoped that they would teach her to urinate outside.....their scent and watching them...being the best teachers. Whenever any of the other dogs go outside she does too. Well she is now almost 12 weeks (this comimg Thursday) and I can she she is 80% house trained. So I guess being dilegent about taking her out OFTEN has done the trick. She has access to food and water 24/7. Just some thoughts about the whole "potty thing". She now goes to the back door and lets us know when she has to "go". But we will still keep up the same schedule until she has no accidents or they become very few and far between.
Last edited by Bobbiowens; 12-02-2011 at 07:57 PM.
|12-02-2011, 08:38 PM||#2|
Donating YT 2000 Club Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Michigan USA & Sheffield UK
If you've found a system that works for you and your unique circumstances with 3 other outdoor pottying dogs, that's great. I'd stick to it and keep doing what you're doing.
I brought my pup home at 6 weeks...I know...completely against what most on here would recommend, but it was the absolute best experience for me. By 12 weeks old she was completely potty pad trained. It took me another month or so to develop enough confidence in her to let her have the run of the house though.
Everyone's got to figure out what works best for their personal situation. It sounds like you've found yours.
Karan & ZoE
|12-03-2011, 02:01 AM||#3|
Donating YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Chessington, Surrey, UK
Exactly And diligence is the key. We did exactly the same with Harry - he was clean after a couple of weeks.
Well done you, and congratulations! Sally + Harry x