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|03-15-2012, 06:18 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New York, NY USA
Potty Training/Paper Training....I'm so tired of cleaning!
I'm so glad I found this site!
I adopted a 4.5 year old Yorkie, that was abandoned by his owners at this little old lady's house where he was neglected and abused for two years. FINALLY after two years, the family decided to get rid of him and started reaching out to shelters and foster homes. Long story short, all of a sudden I had a dog. I love him to bits, and I'm so grateful!
For the two years that he was living in the old lady's house he was not walked, groomed, or taken to the vet! I was told he hid under the beds most of the time. He was scared to death of men, was timid, scared, and confused most of the time. I, of course have done all of the above. He's now WAAAAYY more well adjusted, happy, and healthier than he has probably ever been. He is walked at least twice a day, is fed quality food, is groomed frequently, and is over all just well looked after. His confidence seems to be growing too!
One thing though.....he's still not 100% house trained. It's driving me up the wall.
He now knows that he's supposed to go outside when we're on walks, which he didnt understand before. He generally does not go in the apartment when I am home, but when I'm not home to watch him he likes to go AROUND or right NEXT to the wee wee pads. It completely defeats the point of the pads, and I end up cleaning every time i come home, after leaving for an extended time. He also tries to mark when he's in new surroundings (I try to catch him in the act, and scold him).
I don't have the luxury of taking a couple of days off of work to train him properly, although I sincerely wish I did!
I'm moving to a new apartment within the next month and would like to take the opportunity to train him not to mark, and to go in one spot ON the pad.
For the first couple of days I think I will keep him confined in the kitchen when I am away to make sure he doesn't try to mark new spots. At least if it's in the kitchen the tiles are easier to clean!
Does anyone have any tips that they found useful? Any pointers would be much appreciated! I'm so tired of hunting down pee, and scrubbing the floors everyday!
|03-16-2012, 11:32 AM||#2|
YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Jan 2012
A smaller area would make potty pad training much easier.
Since he came from such a horrible beginning in life i am sure
he feels stressed .
Just be consistent with his potty training and he will get it..
|03-16-2012, 11:39 AM||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2012
My puppy is 17 weeks and she will use the pads for a few weeks and then decide she want to go on the floor the next week. I brought a baby gate and have her a spot in the corner where she can go. Sometimes she do sometimes she dont...
|03-16-2012, 12:51 PM||#4|
Join Date: Nov 2011
when you say around or next to, how close are we talking about. my little one was exactly the same. when i was there to watch i could see that he was puting 2 paws on the pad and hence "missing" the pad. if wasnt his fault as he thought he was on the pad.
so what i did was rise the pad but putting it on a box. now he never "misses". the only issue i have once every week or 2 is a no 2 will fall off the box as he jumps off before he is quite finished.
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