Monday, 6 February 2012

Puppy Training


You met Archie right? He is the best little dog and has added so much joy to our little family. It's just the house training I'm struggling with. I have read heaps of info and putting it all of it in to practice, yet he still pee's in my house! It's starting to drive me a little crazy, cleaning up after him and then Lyla thinks she want's to toilet train too, so I am cleaning up after her as well!

So my question to you is, can you help me out? have you had a puppy? do you have any tips for toilet training a puppy?

Happy Monday!

xx

15 comments:

  1. He is just the cutest thing.

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  2. Sorry Jody, can't help, but I bet he gets the best cuddles from you all. He is too cute!
    All the best with both Archie and Lyla x

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  3. Our puppy is almost 2 years old and the toilet training was really hard at the start. My advice is to have lots of paper towels on hand, our floors are polished and I don't know how many times we stepped in stuff. We regularly took Molly to the toilet firstly on a lead, after food and first thing in the morning but lots with little puppies. We learnt from my mother in law to use a command word for when they go to the toilet, say the word when they are outside on the lead and especially when they go to the toilet to reinforce what they are doing with a word. My mother in law has had guide dogs and it is a technique she learnt from training them. Now you will laugh the word is quick quicks, funny I know but not a regularly used words other wise you'll have accidents to clean up:) I hope that helps a little bit. x

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  4. oh archie is so adorable jody! our dogs are outsiders, but when they were little they were insiders as i couldn't bear to have them outside. we were the same as catherine, they need to be taken outside regularly to go to the toilet, so they can work out that that's where they are suppposed to go. our code word was wee-wees - and it worked for the most part, but i suppose they are like children and are bound to have a few accidents. i've also heard that if you wipe where they pee/poop with pine'o'cleen disinfectant wipes, they will never do their business there again. sort of like a repellent...not sure if it would work if you wiped your whole floor down with them!! worth a try, but hard work!! good luck with the training. x

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  5. Thanks Lauren and Catherine, I will keep up with the command word and mop my floors with pine'o'clean and see if that helps! x

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  6. I'm going through the same at the moment Jody! I know how annoying it is to come across an accident, especially when they've been outside for ages and do it as soon as they come inside!
    Goodluck!
    Rach x

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  7. Such a cute dog! With our dog we just got in to a pattern of taking her out at particular times. To start with it was every half hour/hour but then the stretches got longer and longer between each. Eventually they just kind of fall in to a schedule and can hold it for longer - a bit like kids!
    There's always loads of accidents in the early days though. I think just constantly taking them out is the key to start with - good luck!

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  8. No idea.. I can't even toilet train my 3 year old son. A puppy is just too far beyond my capability!

    He is divine. I want a cuddle with him soon xx

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  9. There are lots of 'things' on the market. The best thing you can do, is go out often and stay out there until something happens - then go CRAZY, lots and lots and lots of positive praise and back inside with the family. So wees/poos outside on the grass = inside with the family = toilet trained. Any accidents inside clean up and move on, no negative reinforcement - otherwise wees/poos in front of owner will be scary.

    Good Luck. He is a super cute puppy :)

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  10. How cute is he!!!
    Sorry can't help, we've only got outside dogs.

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  11. No tips ... but seriously how cute is Archie!

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  12. Awww two babies toilet training, so cute :o) Maybe Archie can help encourage Lyla and vice versa. LOVE the pic of Archie, he is way gorgeous :o) xo

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  13. Oh, God! Sorry, can't help you. I'm just trying to psych myself up for toilet-training two 2-year-olds!

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  14. Newspaper. Lots of newspaper.

    Good luck!

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