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    I love 3 and a half year olds My youngest is 4. That's very young for her diagnosis. I hope your pug will bring her out of shell.

    Good idea not letting the dog too near your little one for now. But i would encourage pats by sitting him on your lap and being firm with the pug and making her sit for the pats. Best to start now

    I'm off for a sleep now before mine wake up take care

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    Yeah they diagnose from 2 now because the earlier you get it the better the outcome of therapy. I put the little one in his swing which is a bit high up and Rosie (pug) will jump and and they have a bit of a paly he loves her. I think I might head off to bed soon but nite and thanks for answering my thread.

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    Hi Pug-Life,

    Here is one method for toilet training:

    Toilet training a puppy or a dog takes time and patience and, just as with children, every puppy or dog is different and will learn at its own pace.

    To make the process of toilet training successful and as efficient as possible, you need to use positive reinforcement training. The first step is to give your dog plenty of opportunities to go outside. The second is to reward the dog every time(or as often as possible) it eliminates in the place where you want the dog to go.

    The reward must occur immediately after the event (within a few seconds), not when the dog comes back inside, as the dog will not make an association between the elimination and the reward unless it is given straight afterwards. The reward can be in the form of praise (a pat on the head or saying 'good' dog in a pleasant tone of voice), offering a food treat or giving the dog their favourite chew toy.

    This system relies on you supervising the dog as much as possible throughout the day so as not to miss the opportunity to reward the dog for the good behaviour. The more often you can do this, the faster the dog will learn. You should also look out for signs showing the dog is about to go to the toilet so you can take them outside and are ready to praise them as soon as they have finished. When dogs are about to go to the toilet they tend to sniff the area, circle and then pause in the spot (though individuals may vary so owners may watch their dog to get an idea of what they do).

    Remember to take your puppy or dog to the toilet area first thing in the morning, as dogs will often need to go to the toilet at this time.

    Positive reinforcement also involves ignoring 'unwanted' elimination – i.e. if the dog goes in the wrong place it is best to display no reaction. You should clean the area thoroughly with a non-ammonia based cleaning product (these can be found at your local veterinary clinic or animal supplies store) to take away the scent and reduce the likelihood of the dog using the same place again next time.

    Old-fashioned responses such as 'rubbing the dog’s nose in it' or administering any form of punishment will not teach the dog anything, in fact it may actually delay the learning process. The dog may instead learn that eliminating in front of the owner is inappropriate and this then makes rewarding elimination (when they do go in the right spot) difficult.

    It is very important to note that young puppies often do not have full control over their urination until they are a bit older. That is, urination is a developmental process, so very young puppies can make a mistake without being able to prevent or control it.
    From: How can I toilet train my puppy/dog? - RSPCA Australia knowledgebase

    Every method of toilet training requires you to be proactive and very watchful. Also, when you are cleaning up don't use a household cleaner, use vinegar. I make a mix in a spray bottle (I have a 5 month old puppy myself) the mix is 1 part vinegar, 2 parts water. I spray that on the area where the accident occurred. The vinegar kills the scent of the poop and pee and means that the dog doesn't go into that spot anymore.

    When you put her outside to toilet you really need to be out there supervising her as well. If you aren't there you won't be able to tell her she's a good girl for going to the toilet outside. You really need to shower the praise onto her as well.

    ETA: The times she will need to go outside to begin with are the following: Straight after play, when she wakes up, about 20-30 mins after eating and right before going to bed (at a minimum).

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    She should be in obedience classes. They will teach you everything.
    I wish! We only have one club in town, and all they teach is to trial, nothing more.

    Ok, you said she poos in the garage - I would not let her in there unsupervised. I would block off any cement and get her a kennel, when she is outside she can only go to the toilet on grass, because there is nothing else to go on

    Inside, WATCH HER, ALL the time, if you can not watch her, put her out in the yard, the second she starts to sniff, take her outside- PRAISE when she goes in the right spot.

    Crate training is great, but you need to want to put the work into it - When I got my dogs they slept in the crate from the first day, i woke up every few hours to take them to the toilet, until they could hold it through the night.

    Can I ask - where did you get your dog from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pug_life View Post
    It was funny well not really funny but when we got her 6 months ago my son was only 6 months old and really sick and my daughter had just been diagnosed as autistic. I was like what the hell have I done not only do I have a sick baby and a special needs toddler now I got to mop up pee and poo all day lol. It has gotten better now so hopefully you are right and things are going to be better when she gets older. I don't think nearly as much as I did a few months back that I really want to give her away lol. I did stick it out mainly because I hear dogs are ood for autistic children and they really do love eachother it would be sad to break them up.
    Did you breed this puppy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pug_life View Post
    Oh and I haven't heard any of the bh members talking about anyone here negative just pyper... Really she is the one that keeps them talking and drawing more attention here.
    What are you on about? I haven't been negative about these people, just the ones who are posting elsewhere on the net that they're having so much fun stirring sh*t here. How am I drawing any attention here? I have not said a word to anyone else.

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    Also...since pup is 6 month old and you got pup 6 months ago...hmmmm...that is why I asked if you bred the pup

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyper View Post
    What are you on about? I haven't been negative about these people, just the ones who are posting elsewhere on the net that they're having so much fun stirring sh*t here. How am I drawing any attention here? I have not said a word to anyone else.
    No...but you have been adding fuel to the fire by arguing with these members openly on this Forum and bring your "disagreements" from another Forum...it is not on!

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    It seems to me some of the people who were brought in here by the other forum are actually wanting to get real information and advice. Pyper, please don't discredit people on your own personal crap with them and stop them from benefiting being here.

    Some of them have come here just to see YOUR behaviour and some have come to see the trolls make fools of themselves, but some also have genuine questions to ask while they are here and are probably grateful to have been directed to a forum where they can get advice about dogs.

    To me it seems you are trolling the forum..trolling the trolls. You have no place here and I don't even know if you have a dog or intend on getting one. I hope I don't see you post again unless it's dog related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    pyper - I am going to say this as nicely as possible. I have just looked through your posts and EVERY POST you have made is related to the newcomers. Not one is made by you about dogs, other pets, or even an introduction on who you are.

    Pyper - please go away. If you have issues, so be it, we all know now about them. Do us all a favour though and pull your head in and ignore those who you have issues with.

    I for one will push for you to be banned if you can't participate here legitmately. This forum is first and foremost about dogs, not your arguments elsewhere.
    I openly admitted to not having any interest in contributing anything about canines.

    I am happy to be banned, I just thought you'd like a headsup on who the trolls were so you could ban them all. They make our forum painful enough as it is, it was terrible to see them joking about coming here to stir sh*t. You don't deserve it.

    You're welcome by the way.

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