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Old 03-28-2005, 12:33 PM   #1
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I am Sirita...Dolce's mom. Dolce is 2 months old. It will be one week tomorrow since I got him. When I got him he would immediately go on the wee wee pads. I brought him home with me to MD on Thursday to my mothers and now he is going wherever. Its really annoying since previously he was going @ 90% on the pad and now he here in MD he is going on it @ 40% of the time and that may be inacurate.

I take him out of his crate on put him on the wee wee pad which is right beside it and he wanders off...I do this maybe 2 more times...same thing. So of course I think "Ok he doesnt have to go" then he wanders into the kitchen, living room, dining room and cops a squat. SIGH...I see him about 90% of the time doing this///give a STERN NO///and put him back in the crate. He even has a wee wee pad in the crate and STILL wont use that. I am lost right now and getting discouraged.

He has not ONCE used the wee wee pad in his crate or beside his crate...he has used the carpet in the living room and the dining room and kitchen mat. I am staying calm, but I am not getting him right now.

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Old 03-28-2005, 01:18 PM   #2
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I'm sorry to hear that. I'm sure it is really frustrating and discouraging especially since he was doing so well. Could it be because he is at a different place than before? The move could have confused him. Some dogs are very sensitive to change.

But don't get too frustrated, sometimes dogs/puppies will regress. It is really frustrating but the only thing you can do is take a couple of step back and re-train.

Good luck.
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Old 03-28-2005, 05:44 PM   #3
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Have you thought about teaching him to use a litter box? We started using piddle pads when we first brought our yorkie (Elvis) home. He was never really consistent with using it, but he took to the litter box right away. We just use regular clumping kitty litter in a litter box designed for dogs. We bought the largest size litter box, its deeper and allows him to "hike" his leg on the insde of the box. Initally he liked playing in the litter,but we kept putting him in it when we thought he needed to go and he started to figure it out. He is 10 months old now and we have not had a single accident in months! We also kept him confined to the kitchen using baby gates until we were certain he got the hang of it. Then we'd gradually allow him access to other portions of the house. If he made a mistake. we'd confine him back to the kitchen area (we never did use a crate). He sleeps with us at night and we have a litter box in our bedroom too, so if he needs to use it in the middle of the night he can. Now he has full access to the house and I don't have to worry about him having an accident if I can't get home in time from work.
Just a suggestion--hope it helps!
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Yorkies are hard to train. Plus, your boy was only 7 weeks when you got him..I do not even get serious with housetraining until 12 weeks...doesn't mean I allow peeing everywhere. I put down weewee pads and keep them out of carpeted areas. IF they wee on the floor I clean it up..get used to it for awhile.
He is adjusting to a new home and new people, he is a baby with a small bladder. Confine him in a play pen, tiled area etc...
Yorkies are NOT for impatient people. Please do not be angry with him..he is going to make many,many mistakes before he is trained. Get BELLYBANDS asap.
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Hello all...

I am Sirita...Dolce's mom. Dolce is 2 months old. It will be one week tomorrow since I got him. When I got him he would immediately go on the wee wee pads. I brought him home with me to MD on Thursday to my mothers and now he is going wherever. Its really annoying since previously he was going @ 90% on the pad and now he here in MD he is going on it @ 40% of the time and that may be inacurate.

I take him out of his crate on put him on the wee wee pad which is right beside it and he wanders off...I do this maybe 2 more times...same thing. So of course I think "Ok he doesnt have to go" then he wanders into the kitchen, living room, dining room and cops a squat. SIGH...I see him about 90% of the time doing this///give a STERN NO///and put him back in the crate. He even has a wee wee pad in the crate and STILL wont use that. I am lost right now and getting discouraged.

He has not ONCE used the wee wee pad in his crate or beside his crate...he has used the carpet in the living room and the dining room and kitchen mat. I am staying calm, but I am not getting him right now.
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Dolce== after rereading your post;I believe the best thing for you and your puppy would be to find him a new home;
It takes Patience ,compassion , and love to raise a Yorkie;
I ought to know ;I have 12 yorkies right now; plus 4 new pups.
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Old 03-28-2005, 06:55 PM   #6
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Dolce== after rereading your post;I believe the best thing for you and your puppy would be to find him a new home;
It takes Patience ,compassion , and love to raise a Yorkie;
I ought to know ;I have 12 yorkies right now; plus 4 new pups.
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It seems you have gotten the wrong impression. I love my Dolce from the day I got him. I do have a right to be frusterated though...esp. since he was doing wonderfully from the day I brought him home. He is NOT the first doggy I have had and I am sure he wont be the last. Its just a bit mind-boggling at times to see him doing GREAT and then its almost like hes testing me! I also have a 14 y/o mini schnauzer whom I have had since he was a puppy. Problem is...I am 23 y/o and I cant for the life of me remember the exact methods my mother and I used when training him.

Actually...I am rather offended by your comments...It takes patience and compassion in all aspects of life my friend...NOT in just raising a Yorkie!

Good day sir!
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Old 03-28-2005, 06:57 PM   #7
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I put him back on the wee wee pad this evening...he went off a few times and I would place him back on the area...he looked as though he maybe didnt want to go. I swear as soon as I turned my head he was about to urinate on the carpet right beside the pad. I caught him in time and placed him back on...but he didnt do anything...I placed him in his crate for about 20min...took him out and played a bit...put him back on the wee wee pad and he did use it.
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Dolce will learn to use the pads. He is still very young. Lexy is 3 months old today and she is about 50% paper trained. Now that the warm weather is coming, we are starting to take her outside. Just hang in there and try crating him. He won't go in the crate if he can help it. Also, I'd take the wee wee pad out of his crate. He may associate all wee wee pads with sleeping places if you don't.

I know you are a great "mommy" and love him a lot! Just think of him as a tiny human infant.....we wouldn't expect them to be potty trained until they were older. I think six months old is a reasonable expectation for being 99% trained. I haven't had ANY yorkies who were 100%!!!! I'm hoping Lexy will be the one to get there though!
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dogs do not like to do their stuff in their crate, remember that is a den to them. you wouldn't want to potty in your bed would you ? put the pad outside the crate and maybe baby gate around the crate so he is confined. i have a 10 week old who is having alot of accidents. remember he is a baby. and think he is alot easier to potty train than a real human baby. they take 2-3 years i know. tell him no in a low tone also. and then take him to the pee pad or outside. say this is where you go potty. like yorkierose said 12 weeks is really when you should start really working with him. my 10 week old is no means potty trained yet. hope that helps
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Ok, so take the wee wee pads out of the crate...what suggestions do you have for when I am at work during the day? I have the crate sectioned off for his bedding, food, and pads. I have two more weeks at my job and I could use some suggestions as to what I could do in the meantime.

Thanks alot by the way...I have a 5 y/o sister the next one up is 15 so you can only imagine the household trying to get her to go potty...lol no one could remember!
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Ok...I think the baby gate is a good idea...keeping the bedding crate open so he can kinda go back and fourth? What @ food? I was told to leave kibble out all day along with water...but I am reading that most here seem to only leave water...no food.

I guess my issue with the crate is their seems to be alot of ppl. here who section off their crate as I was doing...when he does go on the wee wee pad in the crate he does just go there...he wont go on his bedding area.
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Ok...I think the baby gate is a good idea...keeping the bedding crate open so he can kinda go back and fourth? What @ food? I was told to leave kibble out all day along with water...but I am reading that most here seem to only leave water...no food.
i leave food out in the morning then around 10 i pick it up throw out leftovers clean bowl. 12 lunch and so on. water all day. i also feed him wet and dry food. yes keep gate open so he can go back and forth. also if you use crate as a time out then when he is in time out cover the crate with a sheet so at bed time when it is not covered he knows he is not in time out.
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At 2 months old, I would leave dry food and water out for him all day while I was at work. You don't want his blood sugar to get too low. Also, leave his crate door open so he can get to the pad, and gate him off in a bathroom or laundry room with a tile floor. This is what we do with Lexy and she goes on the pad while we are gone. Sometimes she will go right beside the gate on the floor when we come home because she is excited to see us! I try to get her out immediately when I come home, but she is too fast sometimes!
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Ok...thanks alot...

I do feed him wet and dry as well...though he is kinda picky @ the wet...I have Ceasars...I got another brand and am going to try that to see if he likes that more. He has been skeaking into my older dogs bowl and taking his LARGE kibble bits...its pretty funny to see how fiesty this little guy is.

Bed time is another issue altogether...it seems that in the day time 80% of the time he is content in his crate...once the house winds down and lights are out...he is NOT a happy camper. I usually let him out and sleep with me a bit and then put him back in his crate...he wakes up and starts going off...should I ignore it? Sometimes its hard to ignore at 4am.
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Just let him sleep with you! That's where they all end up anyway!
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