• 5 months ago

    potty training a 8 month puppy

    I have a puppy that we have been try to house train for 2 months now that's when we got her and some times she seems to get the right idea and then there are the times she doesn't we take her out constantly to make sure she gets the idea and she does her thing we make sure to praise her for it to but then she comes in and pee's on my bed and does number 2 on it and we are constantly washing our bed linens and trying to deodorize the mattress I'm all but ready to take her to the pound but I don't want to she is a sweet puppy .

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  • 5 months ago

    RE: potty training a 8 month puppy

    Hi At what age did you get her? I know how hard it is but its all down to perseverance with her, its all down to getting her in a routine and keeping to it, if she is left alone some of it could be down to separation anxiety and your bed smells of you.

    Its a very hard thing to get right, but you must just keep at it, and try not to get mad at her.

    NOWHARD
  • 4 months ago

    RE: potty training a 8 month puppy

    One thing to try is giving puppy treats when he goes outside and praise him. Have you tried a crate when you are not home? Should not put a puppy not housebroken with access to your bed. or at least confine it to an area say in the kitchen or something. Also check with local pet supply stores as many offer puppy training and it would be worth it to get a potty trained dog. Please don't bring it to the pound, please...
  • 4 months ago

    RE: potty training a 8 month puppy

    your bed is a big pee pad to the dog; keep her off of it except to sleep with you if that is your norm. i'd suggest a kiddy gate to keep her out of any rooms you don't want her to go potty in. we do this because we have dachshunds and they are notoriously stubborn and hard to train. take her outside on a regular basis, then gradually increase the time between trips. taking her out and wiping her genitals with a warm cloth may help stimulate her to go and give her the idea, as her mom's tongue did a while ago. when the dog starts to go, tell her "go potty" in a happy voice, then praise and cookies are a plus. a stern "bad dog" if she goes in the house, then a trip outside and a happy "go potty" is all that's needed; but, that must be within 10-15 seconds of it going potty inside. after a half minute it is pointless. hang in there; the dog will get it sooner or later. also, we have a room where we keep a pee pad out and our little one has learned to go there if no one is at home and she has to go. remember the joy the puppy brings you at all times!