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Name: Claire | Date: Jan 3rd, 2008 12:53 PM
we have a 10 wk old jack russell, we`ve had her 4 just over a wk, i think we`ve confussed her! we have a training pad in the kithen and offen take her outside with not much result, we got a crate yesterday should we scap the pad and only take her outside? she was very good in the creat last nite only needing the loo once. any tips? 

Name: Holland2 | Date: Jan 31st, 2008 5:47 AM
Hi, I have a puppy and she's about 8 months old. I got her when she was about 6 weeks, and since I'm a student and knowing that puppies need to go very frequently, I started buying those puppy pads (hint: buy the more expensive ones if you can, they actually ARE better), and she still uses them when I'm not home. She will only pee on them, but won't do number 2. However, as with any animal's instinct, she would rather go outside. I haven't been able to teach her to hold it until I get home because she screeches when she's in a small space like the bathroom or a kennel, but the puppy pads do work, and if you can get your pup on a regular feeding schedule, you'll start to realize when she has to do number 2, so you can arrange her schedule to whenever you can be home to take her out...I hope this helped a little 

Name: roxiex | Date: Jan 31st, 2008 9:58 AM

Name: MoochNme | Date: Feb 12th, 2008 9:18 AM
I just got this new puppy, hes seven weeks old. golden/lab mix. and let me tell ya, its like havin a BABY! i have had dogs my whole life, worked with dogs my whole life, even went to vet assistant school. But everything you know kind of goes out the window once you really have to apply it in your own life.I have no idea what to do. He wont sleep through the night, most places say hes too young to even start crate training.....ahhh what do i dooooo?!?! 

Name: Karen | Date: Feb 29th, 2008 12:22 AM
I need help. We've crate trained our puppy (he's six months old now...have only had him a month). He's a poodle and very smart....but now if we have him out...supervised...we can't get him to go to the door to let us know he has to potty. Do they eventually learn this...or is there something we can do to get him to understand we'd like him to do this? I always tell him, "Let's go potty" when I get him out of the crate and he has done fine. We will let him outside for a few hours and when we bring him inside we watch him and he usually starts sniffing and I tell him...let's go outside and potty and let him run out through the back door. Sometimes he's too fast and just pees...I yell at him no and carry him outside to finish. He knows how to scratch on the door to get in. What can we do? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks 

Name: lindalu | Date: Feb 29th, 2008 4:35 AM
Karen some dogs just never learn to scratch at the door. Have you tried putting him on a schedule? For instance,,, feed at a certain time and only bring him out at certain times. He will learn his schedule and learn to hold until he is brought out. As long as you are consistent, not to confuse him he will learn. 

Name: lindalu | Date: Feb 29th, 2008 4:48 AM
MoochNme~ No dog is to young for crate training. I know some don't agree, but I am one that highly recommends crate training. If properly used it can prove to be a wonderful potty training aid. It can also serve as a safe place for puppy/dog to be when he can't be watched, after all we all know how puppies/dogs can get in to trouble when not supervised all the time! I say start crate training, if you don't have a crate use a small room, bath rm or even a open closet. 

Name: savannah | Date: Mar 18th, 2008 1:58 AM
yes you have to take puppy outside of middle night let to go potty 

Name: Lisa | Date: Apr 1st, 2008 7:36 PM
we found a puppy who only wants to sleep in our bed. we want to train him to sleep in his own bed which right now is in the bathroom with the door closed. he cries and barks and evantually he's quite. then in the morning he starts again crying and barking until you let him out. he appears that his previous owners let him sleep with them. this morning i laid with him on the couch and he slept like a baby. i wouldn't be surprised if it's the first real sleep he's had since he's been lost. any suggestions how to get him to go to sleep in his own area in his own bed without him barking? am i being unreasonable? please advise. 

Name: lindalu | Date: Apr 2nd, 2008 1:58 AM
Lisa have you tried putting his bed in your bed rm perhaps beside your bed or at the foot of the bed? If he jumps on to your bed then remove him and put him in his own bed. It may help, good luck!

If you prefer him to sleep in the bath rm then the only thing you can do is wait his crying out. Do not let him out of the room while he is crying, if you do he may think all he needs to do is cry to be let out. Wait for him to stop crying, eventually his crying will get less and less. Patience is always a virtue when dealing with puppies. 

Name: kayla | Date: Apr 13th, 2008 6:48 PM
How can i get my dog to sleep in his own bed? 

Name: jeff | Date: Apr 14th, 2008 9:58 PM
i need advice im in a bet that i dont have the money to lose is not an option 3 40oz. cant hold much longer HELP! 

Name: Teddyfalloon | Date: Apr 22nd, 2008 9:37 AM
I have the same problem my dog is 7 weeks old and is peeing inside i am a very impatient but i am trying and i am happy with Him. 

Name: b3cca | Date: Apr 26th, 2008 11:10 AM

Name: nicole | Date: Apr 28th, 2008 1:41 AM
my dog just had puppies and one is alot smaller than all the others and the ribs look much different than all the other puppies, i am just really concerned because its seems that she is havin some kind of breathing problem because she makes a clicking sound /sometimes gaging sound ,and im wondering if someone can tell me what it might sound like as i am taking her to the vet tomorrow ...thank you 

Name: Frustated | Date: May 3rd, 2008 11:14 PM
We have a new puppy of 2 weeks (she is almost 3 months). When we first got her she had no problem going to the bathroom outside. now all she wants to do is play outside and the first thing she does is pee when she gets inside...help........
she goes nuts if we put her in her crate and we are in the next room 

Name: lindalu | Date: May 5th, 2008 12:26 AM
Thats a common problem many people have with training their new puppy. In fact my sister is experiencing the same thing now with her puppy. They get confused as to what they are suppose to do. They are brought out to pee and naturally they want to play so they are allowed to play and not pee. After being out for some time the owner thinks they don't have to go, and will brings them in. Now the pup is in the house no longer wanting to play and feels the erg to pee. He thinks out side is for play and inside is for potty, he has it all backwards!

Its up to you to teach him whats what!

What you need to do is first get him on a time schedule where you will take him out every day at the same time, NOT allow him to play while he is out to do his business.

Take him out on a leash do NOT allow him to roam on his own. Keep him walking, at the same time you are walking him repeating to him....go pee! Keep him moving thus will not allow him to play. It may take a little while before he pees, but keep him out until he does. Once he pees praise him and immediately bring him in the house,even though he has peed do NOT allow him to play. Eventually he will understand that out side is for business and not for play. When he finally gets the drift then you may allow some play while he is out, but only after he has relieved himself.

As for him crying while crated that also is normal. Until he gets use to the crate he will cry while in it. Just be patient and don't give in to his little wines. If used properly a crate can be a wonderful tool not only for keeping puppy safe but for house training as well. Be patient and consistent on both the crating and the house training eventually you will see a difference.

Good luck!

Also... be sure to have him on a feeding schedule as well. 

Name: lindalu | Date: Jun 26th, 2008 9:18 PM

Name: helen | Date: Aug 10th, 2008 9:57 PM
i have a shih tzu take her out every time i turn around, same potty area and i said go potty over and over and praise her when she does go: that did not seem to work so started a scheduled day and take her out frequently say go potty in same area and then praise write the time taken out what occurred and so far have taken her out and say lets go potty before i leave the house its over 100x and i am thinking are your retarded or what, she is now 4 months of age when she wets or goes do do she looks back at me for approval and i alsways igve it so i thought i am not going to give up even if i am 100 some day it will sink into her head then tues its the same routine some days its 6 to 7 times she wets, sometimes 5 x per day she does not wet her crate at night at all yet she will have a accident in my house whats up with that 

Name: fred | Date: Aug 10th, 2008 10:02 PM
do you think she is not getting the picture or what and how may times does one have to take them out before it sinks in 200 times 300 times or what 

Name: Barbara | Date: Aug 24th, 2008 5:30 PM
I have almost 2year old Binchun poodle he starting to go in the house he been train for about a year my daughter said it for attentin ant advice thanks barb 

Name: Dakota | Date: Sep 11th, 2008 5:11 PM
I have 2 black labs about 7 or 8 weeks old and i keep them in the kitchen with baby gates and theyve just been having alot of accidents, I tried putting those puppy pads on the floor hoping they would do it there but they just play with them and rip them up and have their accidents elsewhere... do you have any advice? please help my email is [email protected] thank you!! 

Name: lindalu | Date: Oct 27th, 2008 9:30 PM

Until the puppy gets use to being in the crate he/she will wine. Just be patient and he/she will eventually get use to the crate and stop wining. You must take note once you place puppy in the crate do NOT give in and remove him/her, by removing puppy it will only teach puppy to wine more with hopes that he/she will be removed.

Another tip...do NOT pay attention to puppy once he/she is in the crate tis will only cause more winning for a longer amount of time. 

Name: TexasMom30 | Date: Oct 28th, 2008 12:03 PM
We have a puppy ourselves and are currantly potty training. We put him in a crate at night and so far that seems to be working. They say a dog will not go where he/she sleeps. I personally never had any great experiences with the potty training pads. I felt that it not only trained them that it was okay to go in the house but also by morning time they were usually ripped up.

Make sure you take you puppy out about 20 minutes or so after she has eaten. Also if she goes on the floor take her outside immediately.

Remember though that when crate training make sure that you do not get a crate that is to big because she will go in it. 

Name: Denise | Date: Dec 9th, 2008 1:47 PM
I was wondering... I am crate training my cockapoo and I read on here owners should not put in food or water in the crate during the day and night. I can understand about the food but would the puppy would get thirsty?

Also, she is suppose to be a low shedding dog and she is shedding constantly!!! I brush and brush her and it still comes out. Her sisters are not shedding. I stopped bathing her because I thought her oil glands were dried out but its been over a month and she still sheds. Any suggestions?


Name: Stefanie | Date: Dec 22nd, 2008 5:00 AM
Hello, I am raising 4 peke puppies who were abandoned and I am having troubles with one of them can anyone help me?? 

Name: puppyblues | Date: Feb 18th, 2009 2:22 AM
I am having a hard time with crate training.... and frankly, don't really know what to do. I have had a puppy since January 1st and no real progess has been made. He will even have accidents in his kennel. Please help!! 

Name: mia | Date: Feb 27th, 2009 1:24 AM
yea my dog just had 5 pups.They are so adorable but we hae to get rid of them how hard is that gonna be 

Name: Merlin | Date: Mar 2nd, 2009 1:51 AM
Hi, I hope I am doing this right. I adopted a puppy who was about 2 months old who is now 4 months old. I understand the potty training is going to be touch and go for a while, so I am dealing with that, I am even dealing with the chewing on everything when I am not looking, but my biggest problem is that he will not leave my 3 year old cat alone. If the cat tries to walk by he bites at him and even when he is tethered to the chair I sit in, if the cat walks within reach he does his darndest to get to him. While the cat does not seem to be afraid of the puppy, I am afraid that they will get into a really bad scrap one day which will end up with my cat being hurt. Any suggestions? 

Name: please help | Date: Mar 29th, 2009 5:21 PM
just adopted a puppy 2 weeks
ago. he is a border collie mix and 3 months old. He ia very well loved in our home. Our problem is a few days after bringing him home he had a bad case of diherea and vomiting every hour on the hour. I brought him to the vet and he was put on meds. He did great for 6 days and the problem started all over. Vet took blood did xray and stool sample. All results were fine. Back on meds again. he's doing better but still has loose stool in between normal ones. We have him on IAMS low residue puppy food, no treats and poland spring water. The odd thing to all of this is we puppy sat last yr. for 3 weeks and the same thing happend to him. We don't know if its something on our property or in the home. If anyway has experienced this or knows about the, please help we want him healthy and happy. 

Name: karlyn | Date: May 29th, 2009 1:12 AM

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