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|12-26-2011, 08:36 AM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Pees upstairs on her pee pad but not downstairs.
I recently re-homed a 3 year old yorkie that is pee pad trained. Well, I have a two level home and she's still afraid of going up and down the stairs without being carried. I have a pee pad upstairs in the hall by all of our bedrooms and then there's another one on the first floor. Anytime she's upstairs, she uses her pee pad with no problems whatsoever. When she's downstairs, she goes on my rug which is not far at all from her pee pad. It's in plain view and I've even taken her over to the pee pad and told her softly to go potty. She just lays on top of it and then when I'm in another room or not paying attention, I turn around to find pee on my rug.
I need some suggestions on what to do. I've only had her less than a week but she's successful upstairs but not down? I don't get it.
|12-26-2011, 03:27 PM||#3|
Donating Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Cochran, GA
My two will go outside or use pee pads, but I can't have rugs in my house either I don't think they can tell the difference between a pee pad and a rug. Good Luck!
Cathy, mom to Sarge and Lexi
|12-26-2011, 06:00 PM||#4|
Donating YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Mine doesn't have a problem at all with rugs... When downstairs, maybe if you start the training all over again & keep her attached to you with a leash all the time and take her to the exact spot you would like her to relieve herself everytime & treat when successful I bet she'll pick it up before long.
Karen Love my Heidi.
|12-26-2011, 06:52 PM||#5|
Donating YT 2000 Club Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Michigan USA & Sheffield UK
I have oak flooring throughout my home and quite a few area rugs. ZoE's never peed on my area rugs, bathroom rugs, or the lambskin rug in my bedroom...she only goes on her pads.
I'd make sure you clean the rugs where she's pottied very thoroughly. And I'd try bringing a dirty pad that she's peed on upstairs, downstairs...so it smells like her and she knows what's expected on it.
Do you praise & give treats (even just a few of her regular kibble...) when she goes potty where she's supposed to? It really helps to reinforce the behaviour.
Karan & ZoE
|12-26-2011, 07:12 PM||#6|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Spring, Tx ,USA
truffles is 5 months and she is completely potty trained (doggie door) but as soon as we take her to her grandmothers house she pees on her floor even if she gets taken out. I have no idea what her deal is but we are working on it!
Twiggy TrufflesI love my fur babies!
|01-29-2012, 06:28 AM||#7|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: alexandria, VA
Hello. I am going to train my 13 weeks baby girl Truffle ( same name as Truffys mom's baby we living in sprit level house now and we are ready to move to 3 story townhouse. right now she in on only one floor with us and never been to down stares.... and nerves about all carpeted there .... so far she finds 3 pee pad on tray in different zones so Im slowly introduce to her down stars with one of her pee pad tray.
tray has her smells so hope she'll goes on it not on carpet.
she doesn't have accidents on carpet upstairs so far.
please update how you doing with your baby training.