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So recently I got a puppy, and he's cute and all that stuff, but it's frustrating me how he won't go to the bathroom even though I've waited for like 20 minutes. I'm not sure how to approach this?

He goes to the toilet anywhere BUT the place where I want him to. Help?

Also I can't find any place where I can get a correct size crate because all of them are too big. Can I use a playpen?
 

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Also I'd like to add, whenever I put him on a leash he won't follow? I try tugging it but he still just sits there. Sometimes he won't even stand up. It's really tiring me and I don't know what to do.
 

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You'll probably have to make frequent trips and at some point just wait him out. Walking should help stimulate him to go too.

For getting him used to the leash, let him drag it indoors *as long as* you are supervising. Outside, I usually hold the leash as lightly as possible and just follow the pup's lead.

In regards to the crate, you can get dividers to make the crate smaller OR order a smaller one online from Amazon or something.
 

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Do a search on crate training. Get a crate, you can get one online or get one of those crates that has a divider so you can increase or decrease the area available to the pup.
My kindly advice to you is to learn how to do a search, especially when it comes to training subjects, and then ask when you don't understand or are having difficulties. Did you read some articles on leash training? What didn't you understand?
 

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You'll probably have to make frequent trips and at some point just wait him out. Walking should help stimulate him to go too.

For getting him used to the leash, let him drag it indoors *as long as* you are supervising. Outside, I usually hold the leash as lightly as possible and just follow the pup's lead.

In regards to the crate, you can get dividers to make the crate smaller OR order a smaller one online from Amazon or something.
Okay, thanks :) but how can I make him actually stand up and walk? He always stays there and won't budge
 

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Do a search on crate training. Get a crate, you can get one online or get one of those crates that has a divider so you can increase or decrease the area available to the pup.
My kindly advice to you is to learn how to do a search, especially when it comes to training subjects, and then ask when you don't understand or are having difficulties. Did you read some articles on leash training? What didn't you understand?
Yeah, I did. But the thing is, he won't stand up :(
 

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He's probably scared. He's just been taken from all he knows, so do be patient.

Have you tried just sitting on the ground and ignoring him?
Nope, gonna try that right now :)
 

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You'll probably have to make frequent trips and at some point just wait him out. Walking should help stimulate him to go too.

For getting him used to the leash, let him drag it indoors *as long as* you are supervising. Outside, I usually hold the leash as lightly as possible and just follow the pup's lead.

In regards to the crate, you can get dividers to make the crate smaller OR order a smaller one online from Amazon or something.
Do a search on crate training. Get a crate, you can get one online or get one of those crates that has a divider so you can increase or decrease the area available to the pup.
My kindly advice to you is to learn how to do a search, especially when it comes to training subjects, and then ask when you don't understand or are having difficulties. Did you read some articles on leash training? What didn't you understand?
hi I have an urgent question. So I took my puppy out to the pet store once, and I'm not sure if he's had all his vaccines yet. I put him on the ground and I'm just really really really worried if he might have gotten a disease? This is my bad, I know, but he also interacted with a dog please don't be mad at me for this I'm sorry but now I'm really worried?

From the vaccine log thing the breeder gave me it looks like he's had parvo, distemper, parainfluenza, hepatitis CAV-2 and leptosprosis.
 

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http://www.dogforum.com/dog-health/does-my-puppy-really-need-five-287858/

Here is a thread with explanations. The bottom line is that there is a good chance that 1) the existing vax may be effective and 2)the dog interacted with was not ill. However, there is a small chance that was not the case. If so, you need to wait and see, and consult a vet if you see any signs of illness in your pup.
 

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http://www.dogforum.com/dog-health/does-my-puppy-really-need-five-287858/

Here is a thread with explanations. The bottom line is that there is a good chance that 1) the existing vax may be effective and 2)the dog interacted with was not ill. However, there is a small chance that was not the case. If so, you need to wait and see, and consult a vet if you see any signs of illness in your pup.
okay, thanks! I was worried because he kept scratching, and I brought him to the vet and turns out he just needed a bath, whoops! :'D Sorry for being overly paranoid, btw :p
 
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