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Old 10-09-2016, 10:14 AM
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Need help with housetraining desperately!

Hi all,

I have a 2 year old female Bichon Frise, 6 year old male Bichon Frise and a 13 year old female cockapoo. None of the 3 are totally housetrained. When they are out of their crates they will sneak out of sight and go potty in the house no matter how many times I let them out. I try to keep them with me while I am working because if I leave them in their crates the male will start barking and will not stop until I let them out. When they are with me they are pleasant but like I said they will not tell me when they need to go outside and will just sneak away to do their business. The worst of the 3 is our 3 year old and 6 year old. The "baby" learned from our 6 year old and so forth. I just do not know what to do with them anymore as they are totally ruining the carpet in my office.

I need help desperately!!

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You have to make some choices here. Crate training adult dogs does not take long. I suggest you crate train them. If they bark, ignore them- if you let them out when they bark, you are training them to bark. If that makes you anxious, there are sound blocking earphones you can buy.

Crate training dogs should be either in their crates inside, on a leash inside with you actually watching them, or outside. It will be a lot of effort for 3 dogs, but my older puppy who had previously lived outside with her previous family was house trained in a week.
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And I still don't get the crate/cage thing.
Maybe we just got lucky with our rescue dog.
I'm sure I could if I wanted to but I see no reason to cage him.
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And I still don't get the crate/cage thing.
Maybe we just got lucky
And if that's the case, you are doing a grave disservice to others who may not be so lucky. Or maybe, you actually don't see any other perspective other than your own.
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And I still don't get the crate/cage thing.
Maybe we just got lucky with our rescue dog.
I'm sure I could if I wanted to but I see no reason to cage him.
How old was your dog when you got him?
Was he housetrained at all?
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And if that's the case, you are doing a grave disservice to others who may not be so lucky. Or maybe, you actually don't see any other perspective other than your own.
So explain the crate/cage thing................
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How old was your dog when you got him?
Was he housetrained at all?
We were told he was a year old as judged by the vet. He was picked up as a stray so we have no history. We think probably younger.

House trained? More or less. Just a few little accidents but we are over that now.
We've had him now for about a year and a half. It's been an investment in time and patience but the rewards.......
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We were told he was a year old as judged by the vet. He was picked up as a stray so we have no history. We think probably younger.

House trained? More or less. Just a few little accidents but we are over that now.
We've had him now for about a year and a half. It's been an investment in time and patience but the rewards.......
He may have been crate trained a bit before you got him
I think of crate training as supervising them, it's not sticking them in there for hours and hours and hours. I only use the crate when I can't watch
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He may have been crate trained a bit before you got him
We simply don't know. But I'd never heard of crates here in UK. And i still don't get it,
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We simply don't know. But I'd never heard of crates here in UK. And i still don't get it,
Not much to understand. A dog will not pee/poo in its own bed. If a dog is left in a crate, it will learn to hold it until the dog is let out and shown where to use the bathroom. Its this repetitive structure that shows a dog where its acceptable to use the bathroom and where its not. Once the dog has that down, its usually not necessary to crate a dog. Personally, the weather is such in my area and my dogs are small enough that we have a room where we use "potty pads" and allow our dogs to use the bathroom in that spare room on the pads. My dog sleeps in my bed and my daughter's dog sleeps in her bed and neither of them have ever had an accident. Our older dog pretty much trained the puppy where to use the bathroom.

If your dog is using the bathroom where you want it to, then consider yourself lucky.
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