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Old 03-23-2012, 07:47 PM
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She got out of her kennel now

Oh brother, what cant this puppy escape from!? She got out of her kennel today, YES the door was completely closed.. im not sure how but she must've clawed soo hard that it took one of the side snaps off and was able to loosen it just enough that the door was able to open...now I have to buy a different style kennel because this may happen again.


Also I dont know how to get her to leave the cat alone. I thought my cat would just give her a good licking as he is not declawed, but he hasnt and he just meows really loud in annoyance when the puppy goes at him and chews on him and stuff... my cat probably hates me now.


Another thing, now that she is kennel trained, in the morning or after work when I take her out, I immediately try and get her leash on her so we can go outside for potty, she jumps around wildly so it takes a few attempts, but when we finally get it on I bolt for the door and try getting down the flights of stairs but she has recently started peeing all over me before we even get outside... I dont know what to do there, I know she has been holding it for awhile and really has to go, but you'd think she can hold it for 5 more seconds ... also when I do bring her out, I wait a good enough time for her to use the bathroom, but instantly when she gets back into the house she poops on the floor..
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Welcome to the full on chaos of a 3 month old puppy.

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Oh brother, what cant this puppy escape from!? She got out of her kennel today, YES the door was completely closed.. im not sure how but she must've clawed soo hard that it took one of the side snaps off and was able to loosen it just enough that the door was able to open...now I have to buy a different style kennel because this may happen again.
Get yourself a better crate for sure.

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Also I dont know how to get her to leave the cat alone. I thought my cat would just give her a good licking as he is not declawed, but he hasnt and he just meows really loud in annoyance when the puppy goes at him and chews on him and stuff... my cat probably hates me now.
Puppy will want to play with the cat as its the closest thing she has to another puppy. Work on rewarding calm behavior using clicker training. Arrange the house so the cat has escape routes.

Realize that as the puppy matures, their relationship will sort itself out, with a bit of calm coaching from you. Again, a puppy this age has little self control, so most of what you do right now is manage so the cat can escape.

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Another thing, now that she is kennel trained, in the morning or after work when I take her out, I immediately try and get her leash on her so we can go outside for potty, she jumps around wildly so it takes a few attempts, but when we finally get it on I bolt for the door and try getting down the flights of stairs but she has recently started peeing all over me before we even get outside... I dont know what to do there, I know she has been holding it for awhile and really has to go, but you'd think she can hold it for 5 more seconds ... also when I do bring her out, I wait a good enough time for her to use the bathroom, but instantly when she gets back into the house she poops on the floor..
Get yourself a Brittish style slip lead so you can just "lasso" her. Pick her up and carry her. What you are experiencing is normal puppy stuff! In less urgent moments, work on teaching her to sit calmly for leash clipping. Again, use the PR methods of Kikopups.

As far as pooping inside, keep her out longer. Are you using a clicker for potty training? It really works. Check out the house training section for threads, there are videos linked in there many times.
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Oh brother, what cant this puppy escape from!? She got out of her kennel today, YES the door was completely closed.. im not sure how but she must've clawed soo hard that it took one of the side snaps off and was able to loosen it just enough that the door was able to open...now I have to buy a different style kennel because this may happen again.


Also I dont know how to get her to leave the cat alone. I thought my cat would just give her a good licking as he is not declawed, but he hasnt and he just meows really loud in annoyance when the puppy goes at him and chews on him and stuff... my cat probably hates me now.


Another thing, now that she is kennel trained, in the morning or after work when I take her out, I immediately try and get her leash on her so we can go outside for potty, she jumps around wildly so it takes a few attempts, but when we finally get it on I bolt for the door and try getting down the flights of stairs but she has recently started peeing all over me before we even get outside... I dont know what to do there, I know she has been holding it for awhile and really has to go, but you'd think she can hold it for 5 more seconds ... also when I do bring her out, I wait a good enough time for her to use the bathroom, but instantly when she gets back into the house she poops on the floor..
I brought a crate for my new small dog and when you picked the crate up the open would get unlocked! It was the design of the crate! The top was held to the bottom with a snaps and the snaps where doing a horrible job of getting the two parts together. I tried to find a metal crate that had bolts and nuts that held the crate together. I think the crates that are made today are junk and you really need check them out before buying one. I am glad I was in the house when I picked my dog crate up other wise he could gotten away if I was outside.
It sound like your puppy get so excited it hard for her hold her pee in any longer. A puppy need to pee a lot more than a grown dog. Can you get someone to take her out at least in the middle of the day, that would help a lot and the puppy will have some company too.
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My cat has quite a few escape routes, he will jump up on the kitchen chair or he also has a 6foot tall cat tower also, but when he is out in the open he is fair game to her and he just huddles down and takes it until he finally runs away...maybe he somewhat enjoys the attention? lol

I sometimes come home during the middle of my shift to take her out to potty, not everyday though. I work about 7 hours a day, 5 days a week, she was getting really good with the kennel until now, its only been the last two times I took her out of the kennel that she pee'd DIRECTLY on me as I DID carry her down the stairs for fear she would pee in the hallway, so instead she got it on me haha.. oh well.

I havent tried clicker training for one main reason...consistency, I am super forgetful and would probably either forget to bring it with me, or my kids would get ahold of it and lose it...I Have yet to purchase one, but I may have to try. I had planned on buying a bell this weekend and attaching it to the doorknob and trying to teach her to ring it when she needs to go out, because as of right now I have no way of knowing unless I see her pace quickly and then its off to outside we go immediately.
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If the kitty is not trying to run away, then I would not worry too much. Our cats take an amazing amount of mauling from our dogs and literally come back for more, flop down right between the front paws of our male dog and lay on their backs and purr while the dog puts his mouth around the cat's entire head.
Cats are very much capable of learning to avoid getting themselves in the open. If he truly dreads these encounters he will figure this out.

I would not worry about the peeing whilst you pick her up, in so far as its not a house training issue. Its a very full bladder issue! Get her out sooner if you can, if not, have faith that the bladder does mature in time.

You don't need a clicker. Just use a "marker word" like "Yes!" It is not quite as effective that way, but still works. (clicks go right to the learning part of the brain, while softer sounds like words have to travel a bit further...)

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I had planned on buying a bell this weekend and attaching it to the doorknob and trying to teach her to ring it when she needs to go out, because as of right now I have no way of knowing unless I see her pace quickly and then its off to outside we go immediately.
The dog learning to tell you when she needs to potty is actually the final stage of house training, and not even necessary to success. Its not like potty training a child in this sense at all.

The main thing is to pattern the puppy to potty only outside, which you are doing by preventing accidents and rewarding successes.

As she gains maturity and bladder control, and the pattern of where to potty gets stronger, she won't want to pee in the house, and will learn to "hold it" until you take her out.

Most dogs eventually figure out how to communicate their desire to go out at some point. Its just a matter of the human noticing the signals and reinforcing this with a response. Bells are nice too, but what I'm saying is that is not really the next step, or anything key in the house training process.
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I like this training for getting their attention quickly. You will use this for many other things.
This is for the cats it woks great.
http://www.diamondsintheruff.com/catchasing.html
You can click with your tongue instead of a clicker just make sure and make the same sound every time. Like you would use with a horse.

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