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Old 06-12-2011, 01:28 AM
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Question what to do when my dog messes on the floor

Hi i'm new to the forums. my dog keeps crapping in my room. how do i punish her from this?. to let her know it's not ok...
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:34 AM
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you do not, under ANY circumstances, punish her for it. it is YOUR fault, not the dog's. you need to watch her more closely and take her out more often, she isn't in control of those things. besides, she will not understand why you are punishing her and will only learn to fear you. you also need to reward her for going where you want her to, so that she is more likely to go in the place you want again.
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welcome to the forum btw feel free to start a thread in the introduction forums and tell us about you and your dog
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:49 AM
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We just received this dog, who is seven months old. The previous months of her life she was owned by people who kept her either out in the backyard or a crate at night. She was never trained, not used to other animals, nor housetrained.
We're currently leash training her in the house. She is always by our side, we take her out every hour and when we take her out we walk her (on her leash) to the rocks. Where she is allowed to do her business.
I recognize the first time was my fault. She was whining at me and I ignored it because she frequently does this but it was a bit different and I should have realised. I thought she was just wanting to play with my other dog because she was near. (We're not allowing them to play because she JUST got spayed a few days ago. Healing.) So after me ignoring it and telling her to lay down she pooped in my room. I did not do anything, simply took her to the backyard, on the rocks, and let her finish. This time she was just being crazy, like she always is because we're still training her. So being her normal self, and she just ups and craps on my floor once again. She even took the courtesy to finish on my leg.
I don't know what to do. I was not given any sort of warning that she had to go to the bathroom, and she had been out maybe thirty minutes before.
So, that's the situation.
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so? that doesn't change anything that i said. you still do not under any circumstances punish her for it. ever. end of story. you take her out more often. you can confine her when you can't watch her/take her out. did she go when you had her out the first time? if not, then you should take her out again, until she does go. and don't expect her to announce it. that is something that a lot of dogs have to learn to do as they get the hang of where you want them to go. if she so much as bends her head to the floor you should be taking her out and rewarding her every time she goes in the place you want.

have you read this?
http://www.dogforum.com/housebreakin...-how-tos-2135/
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:16 AM
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I don't understand that.
I mean, of course never hit the dog or hurt it, but there has to be a way of no.
She did use the restroom when I took her out. She does every time. She pooped twice today. (One being in my room) the other outside. And tonight was her third time..my room yet again.
When she uses the bathroom outside I reward her by petting her, sometimes treats, saying how much of a good girl she is.
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It is easier to teach "do this" than "don't do this". In your case it's going to the bathroom in the proper place. When you reward her it sends a clear signal: I do this and it's good! When you punish her, it is not as clear (even though it may be to you): My owner whacked me, but why? Oh no, it must be because of that mess over there. I should avoid her when I go to the bathroom so I won't get punished. Note that this doesn't teach the dog pottying inside is bad--it just teaches her that pottying when you're here is bad.

When she goes outside you need to make it awesome. Petting and praise doesn't cut it, unless your dog does nuts for physical touch (most dogs moderately like/tolerate it but they don't LOVE it). Instead, give her treats, let her play with a toy, take her for a walk, let her run around in the backyard for a bit, or whatever else she enjoys. She'll associate doing her business outside with fun and great things, which will make her WANT to do it--which is much better than her doing it out of fear of punishment

Also, she might be going bathroom in your room because she went there before and dogs are likely to potty where they have previously. Clean the spot well with vinegar and water or a storebought cleaner like Nature's Miracle.
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Thank you, Plushie.
She does crave attention, she NEVER got it before us. She was left alone in a backyard to entertain herself. So she constantly needs/wants/craves to be touched. I have bruises from her pawing at my arms for me to pet her...really sad =/

I've been doing that though. Making her know how awesome she is for going outside and on the rocks. She gets really excited when she hears me say her name and how good of a girl she is and petting her. I would let her run around, but her stitches still need time to heal.
I guess it's going to take time...and a lot of patience.
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Hi Sarabi109
It does take a lot of time and patience, especially if your dog hasn't had much attention until she came to you. Dogs are much like humans in the sense that what happens to them as a puppy stays with them. You just need to get her into a routine. whenever she's eaten or slept make sure she can get out to do her business, and as you've said once she does make a big fuss of her.
It took a while for me to get Dana (my dally) into a routine, as she had been neglected by her previous 'family', she'd also been knocked about a bit and was very sad /shy as a result. Good luck with her and you'll get there.
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We just bought a new puppy last week & are in the process of potty training. I take her out about once an hour - hour & a half or after she wakes up. She pees alot during the day but is averaging about 2 poops/day. She's messed a few times in the house but luckily i've caught her in the act.
What i do is grab her right away while she's doing it (dont wait until after) & plunk her down on her paper (or take her outside & put her on the potty spot). This way they learn that when they go to the bathroom they end up "here". It took Mia no time & now she pees on her paper if i cant get her out in time (or else pees on something like paper near her spot lol, but she's trying).
If she does mess in the house before i can do that, i clean it up with paper towel, take it with me & re-introduce it to her on the spot where i want her to pee. I might even leave it there so that she can smell it & know that is where she has to go.

You can also try like others have said, making her really happy when she does go where you want her to go. Also do this in the house when you take her outside. Make it so that all you have to do is say "outside" or walk near the door & she'll get excited.
Also do like the others mentioned & clean the spot GOOD. You do not want the scent to remain because then she will think it is a new potty spot because she has gone there before.
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