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Old 01-03-2012, 10:36 PM   #1
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Default potty training a new pup in winter months...

ive had my yorkie since he was 8 weeks.. he is now almost 11 weeeks. he is so good with using puppy pads, when we take him outsidee he wont move at all so we have no other option !! did anyone else have this problem? and how did you fix it!!?!???!!!!

when it gets a little warmer we are seriously going to start getting him to go outside. he has a few times on the days that arent so cold....
complete opposite of my pomeranian, we got a little snow 2 days ago and my pom rolls around in it, he loves it!!
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There is a lot of people on this forum that do indoor potty training which is what I'm teaching my puppy. He's a lot older than yours though (little over 7 mos old) and he is very stubborn when it comes to the potty pad but I'm putting him on potty training bootcamp mode when my boyfriend goes to India for 3 weeks.

If you want him to go outside, try bundling him up a little. Maybe try getting him some cute little booties to wear so his feet don't get cold. Also entice him with a treat while you are outside. Sometimes a puppy can completely forget everything when you give them an incentive lol
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My first Pup Kiwi was like this when we first got him, he would not go outside for anything!! It wasn't until he was about 10 months old (and it was warm again) did he start going outside. Once he figured out he could go outside and get praised and treats for it we committed to training him to go outside. We kept his peepad for the first few weeks but then took that away as well and he completely transitioned. I think every pup is different and its hard for them to want to go outside (especially if you live in new england and its freezing outside!) Good luck!
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:04 AM   #4
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Just took my 3 month old baby Jake to the vet for his 2nd set of shots.
I have been training him on the weeweepads but the vet said I am confusing him if I want him to go outside.
I live in New York and it is 21 degrees today!! I bought him a heavy duty coat so I shall try taking him out and see what happens.
On another note, he sometimes chews the pads and the vet said this could be dangerous.
Any thoughts??
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Just took my 3 month old baby Jake to the vet for his 2nd set of shots.
I have been training him on the weeweepads but the vet said I am confusing him if I want him to go outside.
I live in New York and it is 21 degrees today!! I bought him a heavy duty coat so I shall try taking him out and see what happens.
On another note, he sometimes chews the pads and the vet said this could be dangerous.
Any thoughts??
Geno did the same thing. Get a pee pad holder. It holds the pads in place so he cannot get to them to chew it up.

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Thanks so much but I did get the pee holder and I guess I have to make sure
none of the pad is sticking out for him to chew.

Appreciate the feedback
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I got Abby at 7 1/2 weeks and IMMEDIATELY started taking her outside every 1 1/2 to 2 hrs. SHE ROCKS with potty training. She does have her moments but for the most part shes really good with it. Shell cry and let wake me up now. I live in a 2nd fl apt in Philly and its FREEZING! but im just a little funny about my dog going in the house on pads cuz i dont want her to get comfortable with going in the house at all. BTW Abby is 11 weeks
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Hi and welcome to YT. Congrats on your baby.

We got Hot Rod 2 weeks before Christmas and started him on pads. It was easier cause we were able to watch him and figure out his signs for when he needed to go and put him on the pad. We also started to use a phrase that we only use for pottying. You can say it once he is in the act so he will associate it. Once he learns it, you can say it so he will know what you want him to do.

Once the weather got warmer we started potty training. He pretty much took to pottying outside without any problems, but then we have a lot of wildlife around here leaving their scents. lol

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I really appreciate your advice as I know it would be best if I take him outside. It is cold here as well since I live on Long Island.
I was more concerned with him getting sick from germs outside but today he got his 2nd set of shots and the vet said I could take him out in the backyard to do his business.
Jake is 12 weeks old today
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I got Abby at 7 1/2 weeks and IMMEDIATELY started taking her outside every 1 1/2 to 2 hrs. SHE ROCKS with potty training. She does have her moments but for the most part shes really good with it. Shell cry and let wake me up now. I live in a 2nd fl apt in Philly and its FREEZING! but im just a little funny about my dog going in the house on pads cuz i dont want her to get comfortable with going in the house at all. BTW Abby is 11 weeks
I think that consistency is key, great job!!
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You are in for a hard and long road to success! Believe me it isn't easy.. It's just as hard on us as it is on them to stand out in the cold all hours of the day and night waiting, waiting, waiting for this little critter to go potty so that you can rush back into the warm and toasty house.


It's much easier to train in the warmer months but still very doable in the cold months. Dont expect miracles to happen over night. Consistent and routine trips outdoors is what it will take to get him to go. If you dont they will pee and poo in the house and it becomes a big problem and habit to break the longer you let it continue. You may want to get a coat to keep him warm and even some small treats to reward him after each successful trip.

I had two that had to be trained during winter months, but I also paper trained them. Which allowed them to potty on the papers when refusing to go outside. (but I still kept to the routine schedule) It was something that I knew was going to happen so I didn't get to frustrated or upset over it. It's bound to happen!

I would continue to have regular and routine trips outside after meals, when they wake up during the nightly or naps and throughout the day as you would normally. But keep you papers/pads available (close to the door) for those stubborn times.

Tip: try taking a poo from when they went indoors, outside in the yard area that you want them to use. Than when you take them out, take them to that spot every time.

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Tyson is soooo incredibly difficult to potty train. He's 7 months...I rescued him from a puppy mill. He just started to tinkle outside but usually goes on my carpet. I put him in the bathroom while I'm at work but he won't go on the puppy pad. He waits until I get home to go. What can I do? I've tried EVERYTHING from the spray to putting some of his old poo on the pad so he'll go back to that spot. HELP PLEASE
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Hi! I am in Long island too-brrrr. My little girl, 19 weeks, always needs her warm sweater to go out. We have a very small area in our yard we use, it makes it much easier so they can "find their spot" and do their business.
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Tyson is soooo incredibly difficult to potty train. He's 7 months...I rescued him from a puppy mill. He just started to tinkle outside but usually goes on my carpet. I put him in the bathroom while I'm at work but he won't go on the puppy pad. He waits until I get home to go. What can I do? I've tried EVERYTHING from the spray to putting some of his old poo on the pad so he'll go back to that spot. HELP PLEASE
How many hour are you at work?

When you say he waits until you get home, isn't that a good thing? That means that he's not going potty in the house, which is Great. If he waits until you het home to go potty than how is it that he is peeing on the carpet.

I would suggest that when you arrive home you greet him in a normal voice so not excite him than simply pick him up, put his leash on or go directly to the same door that you exit for potty time and take him out which ever it is and say "Lets go OUTSIDE and go Potty". I would also suggest keeping as pee pad or news papers by that same door. Dogs are creatures of habit and they will pee and poo in the same area if you allow them to. Providing him with a pee pad near the door he knows is use to go outside to potty will help teach him to give you a sign when he needs to go. Also, teaching your pup the "come" command is vital. Please read my tips on training on my web site for more great tips that I know will help you. www.dawnsyorkies.com/training-tips
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My vet suggested putting the potty pad in the grass and letting him pee there for a while. Then transition your pup by gradually making the pad smaller. I'm not sure if it works yet. I'm in Chicago and its still a bit too cold for my little guy (8 weeks). Good luck!
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