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Old 04-17-2014, 04:21 AM
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I'm pad training my puppies so they can do their business when outside is unavailable. But we hit a complication. We "correct" our puppy by telling them no making sure they see what they did and then put them on the pad. She sniffs on the pad but ends up doing her business elsewhere. But after she does her business and we find it she runs to the pad. Why does she do this? Does she think she supposed to go to the pad after ? How can I change this? I want to train her properly but what I've read hasn't seemed to work! She does her business outside, but sometimes she runs inside just to pee in the floor and then she'll go outside ! I'm so patient with my baby and ill train her but telling her no and putting her where she's supposed to go isn't working. I also clean up a small pee puddle with a paper towel and put it in the pad so they smell that that's where they pee.
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Old 04-17-2014, 01:07 PM
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Try clicker training it will help mark the place you wan them to go. Don't scold when you catch them or they will just learn to hide to go. Just take them to the pad or out side and praise if they go.

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How does showing your dog her pee/poop communicate to her that peeing not on the pad is wrong? It doesn't. From your dog's point of view, pee and poop make you angry, but going to the pad after seeing pee/poop makes you happy.

Therefore, she is choosing the best course of action: peeing/pooping where you can't see it, then running to the pad.
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I replied in your original thread, but I'll reply again, but leave out the training exclusively outside.

The only correction you should do is if you catch her in the act. If you catch her stop her by saying "ah ah!" or something similar and move her to the pad immediately. You should have her leashed inside at all times so you don't end up chasing a peeing puppy all around the house. I'd also take her to the pads on a regular schedule rather than leaving her to figure it out after showing her a few times.

If you get desperate try a housebreaking spray on the pads.
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This is the issue with house training using "corrections." I wouldn't even use an "ahah." Just pick your pup up, relocate and praise. You don't want him to associate going to the bathroom in front of you leads to scary things, otherwise she'll soon be hiding to go in empty rooms.... She's smart enough to know that she gets in trouble unless she's on the pad, but that's all you've taught her....
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This is exactly what I do. If I find pee. I clean it. I can't put them in the pad for something they won't remember. If I catch them I go " heeeyyyy" like as in" what are you doing"( like I'm curious NOT mad) then they stop and look at me I point at the pee and Say" why'd you do that " I pick her up as I'm talking and I say you know you go here( my house its pretty much a studio so it's like 5 feet away at most . And I put her down. And I sit down as well and I keep her there telling her its ok and I pint at the pad and I tell her " you go here" (I use that "sweet " voice) and she looks at me like she's trying but I know she's not. I put time into it. But I think she thinks she's supposed Togo to the pad afterward. But I do put we on the pad every hour and stay there with her and try to encourage her but she doesn't get it.
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This is exactly what I do. If I find pee. I clean it. I can't put them in the pad for something they won't remember. If I catch them I go " heeeyyyy" like as in" what are you doing"( like I'm curious not mad) then they stop and look at me I point at the pee and day why'd you that I pick her up as I'm talking and I say you know you go here( my house its pretty much a studio so it's like 5 feet away at most . And I put her down. And I sit down as well and I keep her there telling her its ok and I pint at the pad and I tell her " you go here" (I use that "sweet " voice) and she looks at me like she's trying but I know she's not. I put time into it. But I think she thinks she's supposed Togo to the pad afterward. But I do put we on the pad every hour and stay there with her and try to encourage her but she doesn't get it.
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What you're doing is just confusing her. If you don't catch her in theact of pottying then what you're doing is pointless. Puppies don't have a very long memory after the fact.
You need to tether her to you at all times until she's more reliable.
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What you're doing is just confusing her. If you don't catch her in theact of pottying then what you're doing is pointless. Puppies don't have a very long memory after the fact.
You need to tether her to you at all times until she's more reliable.
I just said that I don't put them on the pad UNLESS I catch them
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It's the first sentences "This is exactly what I do. If I find pee. I clean it. I can't put them in the pad for something they won't remember. If I catch them I go " heeeyyyy" like as in" what are you doing"( like I'm curious NOT mad) "
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I just said that I don't put them on the pad UNLESS I catch them
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I apologize, that was my mistake. I misread your post.
I'll still suggest keeping her tethered to you until she is a little more reliable.
How often do you find pee on the floor or castch her in the act?
Are you praising and treating for each succesful potty trip?
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