I know I already posted this question but I forgot to put alot of info with it.
Im a 17 year old high school student and my brother is 9 years old. We have a new 15 week old puppy who is as shitzu yorkie mix. My mom got him because my dad goes away on bussiness trips and she wanted a little lap dog to cuddle.
My mom is currently a stay at home mom and at this moment she is sick and she gets stressed easily. My mom wants to give him away because our puppy’s potty training isn’t going very well. I know my mom hasn’t been trying as hard as she can but there is NO WAY I can persuade her to changer her mind. My dad is currently in south africa so we can’t communicate with him so he can’t help us.
He will be given to the humane society if we can’t potty train him in one week or atleast get him to stop peeing in the house.
Our house is a bigger house and we have one dog a huskey. My puppy and the huskey are good friends and play together even though there is a definite size difference. We also have two cats who live in the basement so he hasn’t had contact with the cats so its not the cats. Our house is kept very neat so its not messy or confusing to him. We keep him in the kitchen to living room since those two are connected and there is a lot of space so he is not cramped and we can keep an eye on him easier.
He has a crate we put him in at night and during the day when we are not watching him in the house. The issue is that we let him out before bed at night he will pee in his crate. We can leave the house for not very long and he will pee in his crate.
We tried putting him outside in our back yard on a long chain with our other dog and alone but he barks loudly and the neighbors complain.
When we take him out to potty he pees but he doesn’t poo he waits to that inside the house. Some times he can pee and poop out side and we bring him in and one minute later he does both in the house . And right after he is in the house.
When we take him outside he prefers to chase leaves and chew sticks and run around. I try to take him on a leash to areas with out sticks and leaves but he then chews the grass.
My brother and I love him so much and don’t want to see him go.
For any one who has expierence what do you think would be a fast way to potty train him?
What should I do to fix his problems?
How often should I give him food and water?
wow some of these people are being kind of mean, did they not read that you are 17 with a sick mom and a little brother? some people just cant read.
anyways, you CAN do this, if your mom is well enough to bring the dog in and out of the house when you are at school and give him praise and treats for using potty outside than that would help with all of your other efforts. Our puppies are the same age as yours and they had never gone potty outside before (we got them at 12 weeks) this process my go slower than your last pup but it can be done. Keep up with the crate training, maybe it is too big of a space for him. It may be easier for you guys to keep a schedule/calendar on the fridge where you all can help keep track of the potty situation, and yes if you are home the dog should be with you at all times, the more space you give the more accidents you may have. If you show your mom all of your efforts maybe she would give more than a week to get a routine down. We only let our dogs eat twice a day at the same time each day, we pick up the water at 7pm. if you can you should move the crate next to your bed so you can get up in the night and let him out. Keep trying and be consistent it can only get better!!
The best way to house break him is to get a crate and crate train him. Take him for walks on a leash first thing in the morning (like 6 AM), about 20 minutes after he eats, after he wakes up from a nap, when you get home from school, several times in the evening and before bed. At 15 weeks old he will also need a potty break in the middle of the night, which means someone needs to set the alarm to get up and take him out. Walk him until he goes and when he does, praise him. If you have had a good walk (20-30 minutes) and he hasn’t gone and you think he should, then put him in his crate, wait 20-30 minutes and take him out again. He is a small breed puppy and has a small bladder. Your mother should have considered these things before getting a puppy. An adult dog would have been a better choice. Feed him twice a day and leave water down all day, but pick it up at about 7 PM until the next morning- no food or water in his crate while he is being house broken.
How long have you actually had him and been trying. That is clue number 1 to fix this.
Second, the mix of these 2 dogs can also be the problem . These 2 are notroiously hard to housebreak and I know some yorkies that never fully are housebroken. It may not BE genetically possible.
You have a lot of good suggestions from the previous posts to work out an solution that could solve the problem. But despite your best efforts, the dog may always be a risk.
Problems with training my new 15 week old puppy. He will go to the humane society If I can’t fix his problems?
I know I already posted this question but I forgot to put alot of info with it.
Im a 17 year old high school student and my brother is 9 years old. We have a new 15 week old puppy who is as shitzu yorkie mix. My mom got him because my dad goes away on bussiness trips and she wanted a little lap…
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The crate is too big. Put something in the back of the crate to make it a smaller space. Pick up water at 6:30 pm. Take him out every 2 hours on a leash. Mark the good behavior with a ":yes":, ":good potty": followed immediately with a small soft treat. Give the pup 15 min to do his duty. Then straight back into the crate for another 2 hours. Feed the pup in his crate 2 – 3 times a day. Someone needs to take the puppy out at least once during the night until he can hold until morning. A dog will not wee/poop in the same space he eats/sleeps (unless you have one of the unfortunate few who will).
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After I started training my dog, he became very attached to me and loves to stay by side as long as he can. But just going to them won’t help. You have to practice what they teach you outside of the class and you need to keep up with it at least every now and then after the class ends otherwise they’ll just go back to previous habits. This course is a really good place to go for dog obedience classes. It get’s your dog around other people and dogs to socialize while getting the training you need. As for electric collars, I would say to not get one. In my experience, they’re only a negative effect on your dog. I mean of course you’re going to need to correct your dog, but being positive and encouraging your dog works a lot faster and easier.
Every dog is different, so unless you have a german shepherd or a really smart dog, it might take a while to train her. You might get frustrated with her, but go easy. She’s still a puppy and has a lot of energy. A backyard or somewhere to run will help her get rid of a lot of energy that might cause her to misbehave from boredom.
Dogs, especially puppies, do not have a mature bladder. They will need to go pee throughout the night until they are older and their bladder grows along with them. Also they will need to go more than once a day. The pet store and some supermarkets sell puppy training pads. They are a 2ft. x 2ft. flat diaper and come in packs of 24- 36. Wherever the puppy has peed or gone number 2 dab a little on the pad and then place it in his crate or somewhere in the room where he is loose during the day if you are not there to let him out. Make sure you take him to the pad and let him smell the pad where his smell is on it. Then he will go on the pad and when you get home or get up in the morning, you just take up the soiled pad and throw it away. It works very well , it saves the floors and there’s no mess for you to clean up. Sometimes when I am too broke to buy pads I will use a plastic trash liner with newspaper on it or paper towel on it. Same thing. And then while you are at home, take them outside for potty breaks every few hours. Always tell them ":lets go OUTSIDE to POTTY!":. When they do it outside praise them lavishly. They really do prefer to potty outside and as they get older they will beg to go out.
When they go stand by the door that’s a sign. You know they are just like having an infant baby and you have to teach them the right thing to do .You also have to cut them a little slack. A puppy is a baby and you have to give it at least a year to learn your instruction. Use lots of love! Don’t give up! They become such precious members of the family!
15 Week Old Puppy
My answer hasn’t changed from your previous question…if your mom is not going to take any responsibility for the the puppy you are not going to be able to train him unless either you or your brother drop out of school.
The puppy needs to be tethered to a person or crated at all times and he needs to be taken outside every fours hours.
With the additional information you have provided about your mom, I would recommend rehoming the puppy. Your family is just not equipped to handle another dog at this time.
ETA: He needs to be accompanied outside and praised when he eliminates, not chained in the backyard. He has no clue what you want him to do, you need to teach him the behavior you want.