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Old November 19th 03, 05:26 AM
LuvMyPup
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I cannot house train my little girl! Its like it just doesnt penetrate, and she gives no indicators of her being about to eliminate. Someone please help me, any sort of pointers would be useful

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Old November 19th 03, 06:10 PM
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"LuvMyPup" wrote in message
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I cannot house train my little girl! Its like it just doesnt penetrate,

and she gives no indicators of her being about to eliminate. Someone please
help me, any sort of pointers would be useful

I had trouble with my pup, but it soon became apparent that she had a urine
infection. She still seemed a bit slow so I made a point of teaching her the
word 'outside' to mean 'outside' the back door. I used a clicker & lure to
establish this and once that was strong, if I caught her going inside, I
could more sternly tell her 'outside' and gently push her to interrupt which
would stop her and she'd follow me running outside to finish which would
earn her a great song & dance.

Now, I ask for 'a wazz' (it goes something like 'wherezawazz')... and as
soon as she starts we do the 'whazzagoodwazzagirl' dance and she's very
pleased with herself to have won such a great game.

My pup is now 20 weeks old and I wouldn't like to guarantee it is that
strong, but management is an important part of it too, If she's been inside
for a few hours, then I'll take her out and ask for my wazz so the less
opportunities she has to fail, the stronger her successes are reinforced.

Diana


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Old November 20th 03, 04:16 AM
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Thanx you were a great help, but I dont understand the next step after drawing her attention to the mess? How do I teach her that the right place to go is outside?

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Old November 20th 03, 12:02 PM
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"LuvMyPup" wrote in message
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Thanx you were a great help, but I dont understand the next step after

drawing her attention to the mess? How do I teach her that the right place
to go is outside?


How old is your pup?

Always praise, praise and praise when she does her business in an
appropriate place.
Take her out often, try not to give her the chance to poop or pee inside.
Puppies are also individuals, some learn quickly and others more slowly. My
girl was slow, my boy a quick learner, same technique with both. I would
take them out after naps and meals, i would repeat over and over a word
while they peed, and get them to connect the word with the action. My girl
had to be reminded to pee till she was pretty old, being outside on walks
and playing was so interesting and exciting she forgot to do her business.
Be patient, most dogs do learn, but sometimes it can take a little time.
After all a small puppy is just a baby.

Rosa


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Old November 20th 03, 04:58 PM
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LuvMyPup wrote:
Thanx you were a great help, but I dont understand the next step after drawing her attention to the mess? How do I teach her that the right place to go is outside?


You aren't actually drawing her attention to the mess. You are
interrupting her in the process, so that she can do her business in a
more appropriate place, and get rewarded (treats, praise) for it.
That's how she'll make the association - 'I poop/pee outside, I get a
treat and lots of praise for it'.

A very detailed write-up on how to housetrain puppies he
http://www.ddfl.org/behavior/housetraining_puppies.htm

There is just a lot of good advice on dealing with dogs (and other
issues you may encounter with your puppy) he
http://www.ddfl.org/tips.htm#dog

Suja

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Old November 20th 03, 11:11 PM
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She is around a year old. I think the problem is that she thinks spaking is a game. She understands when I am pleased with her, but does not seem to understand when I am displeased with her. Its all the same. Its like she only does what I want when its convenient for her.

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Old November 22nd 03, 12:13 AM
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"LuvMyPup" wrote in message
lkaboutpets.com...
She is around a year old. I think the problem is that she thinks spaking

is a game. She understands when I am pleased with her, but does not seem to
understand when I am displeased with her. Its all the same. Its like she
only does what I want when its convenient for her.


What is spaking?
What breed is she?
What do you do when she has an accident?
How often do you take her outside?
How often does she have these accidents?
How do you show her that you are displeased with her?

lots of questions =)

Rosa


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Old November 22nd 03, 08:49 PM
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Hey wizard,

I'm a new puppy owner don't appreciate my newsgroups filled with
postings by useless shitheads like yourself. Quit the pollution, and
back up your claims. Or do us all a favour and shut the **** up.

You're a dog abuser a liar and a mental case, lush.

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