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Old 03-06-2018, 08:39 PM
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First time dog owner needs help potty training

Ok so my family and I have had a dog for about 1 year. Since the beginning we have been taking him outside and giving him treats when he goes and such but it is not working. For a while he is only allowed in the kitchen because of these accidents but recently we have opened him up to roaming around in the living room. He has done very well but now he keeps peeing on our floor. i want him to roam around the house by himself but I do not know what to do. Help!
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I would suggest tether and crate training if they are not already crate trained. If the dog is not tethered to you with a sturdy leash they are in their crate. You must watch them at all times. If they start to pee while you are watching interupt them and take them outside, and take them outside every hour or so besides that.
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Sorry to hijack your thread, but my mongrel has similar issues.

Everytime I go out and close her up in her area she tends to pee and poop at the door where I closed her. She has a pee tray in her area but she tends not to use it even after I praise her repeatedly for using it.

I try to interrupt her whenever I close up the door and if see her pee or poop at the door, I'll quickly interrupt her if I can and bring her to the right place.

Perhaps I;ve not been consistent enough? I stay in high rise and need to have my doggy do her business in the house most of the time.

At the moment I have to clean her pee an average 3 times a day at the yard door and am at my wit's end...

Would some kind soul help me?
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Ok, sorry, in my panic and eagerness to solve my issue I didn't look at the stickies... There's actually tonnes of good material in there. Guess I'll go through the home training videos for a start. Thanks all if you paid attention to my post.

cheers.

Hope to solve my potty/separation anxiety elimination issues soon!
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Ok so my family and I have had a dog for about 1 year. Since the beginning we have been taking him outside and giving him treats when he goes and such but it is not working. For a while he is only allowed in the kitchen because of these accidents but recently we have opened him up to roaming around in the living room. He has done very well but now he keeps peeing on our floor. i want him to roam around the house by himself but I do not know what to do. Help!
We had good help by interrupting when they were about to do their business and taking the directly outside. Then praising when they go outside. We NEVER hit or yelled at our dog. This can make them hide and go in the house. Hopefully with some consistency of redirection, this may help solve the issue! Also, I am not sure because I don't have a boy dog, but I think they may be a little more "territorial" so unsure if it could possibly even be a scent thing. Maybe he smells something in your house and is peeing to mark his territory. Just a thought - maybe ask your vet for some advice! They are pretty helpful when it comes to training and behaviour questions!
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Potty training a dog is fairly basic. You have to convince the dog that there are lots of advantages to going outside, and nothing to be gained by going inside. When we trained Samantha, we took her outside every 30 to 60 minutes. When she would go, she got showered with praise and treats, if she went inside, she was ignored and got nothing. Since she is a food driven dog, it really only took about 3 weeks for her to discover that going pee or poop outside was her virtual key to the pantry. Once they start to put that together, it goes fairly quickly.
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