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    I am having some trouble toilet training my pup.

    we have indoor cats so we cant leave a door open for her to get in and out which i figure would make the process easier.

    She is mainly an outdoor dog but every time we let her in the first thing she does is pee. I have tried making loud noises to distract her from doing it in order to take her back outside to pee, but she is not distracted by loud or strange sounds. when she is inside i take her out every 45 mins to pee, she runs around the back yard for 1/2 hour and doesnt pee, she just waits till we are back inside and lets rip.

    I have been using strong deoderisoers and disinfectants on the spots that she has peed to stop her from going back to the same place in the house.

    I have tryed using puppy training pads inside the house and used smelly stuff on the pads that are meant to attract her to peeing on them but she ignores them.

    I refuse to be agressive in training her as i dont believe in hiting her or rubbing her nose in it as some have suggested as i think that is just plain wrong, she is a pup and doesnt understand, if she is not learning what to do then i know it is me doing something wrong. HELP.

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    It's frustrating isn't it...!

    My pup was the same..my routine was...1stly catch her in action and growl:..."nooo Candy...naughty girl" then take her straight outside...if she went again while outside..she'd be praised. Next, I'd go and get a towel and soak it up..while I do it Candy is watching me while I am still growling:"naughty girl...bad dog..grr".

    Another thing I do....Candy has time outside where she is locked outside (1st thing in the morn-till midday, and mid afternoon time till after dinner)...then there is an inside time too...she's learned quite quickly and hasn't had any accidents for about 2 months now

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    First off YAY! to not wanting to rub her nose in it and not be agressive :-)

    Reacting in any way to your dog peeing inside is unhelpful in my opinion. Here is why: if you growl at your dog for peeing then there is a risk that the dog can become to afraid to pee in front of you. This makes it very hard to toilet train your pup because she will not pee in front of you outside and will start hiding the pee inside (ie going behind the couch). Then when you see her pee she will cower, this is NOT because she 'knows that she is doing the wrong thing' but because you are scary at pee time and she has come to expect it. Don't get me wrong, it CAN work, but it can also make the problem a LOT bigger and harder to deal with. Of course the choice is always yours :-)

    OKay, so back to your question. I don't think you are doing anything wrong. You just need to be patient. I'm not sure how old your pup is but don't expect her to be reliable until she is at least 6months old; even older for some dogs. Remember, she is an individual ;-) You will find that it will suddenly click one day and she'll have it sorted.

    So how to you teach her what you want? Start a diary; record when she sleeps, eats, plays, drinks and toilets. You will see that there is a pattern. Many dogs toilet shortly after waking, eating, drinking and playing. This will give you a clue as to when she wil need to go out. Puppies also have tiny bladders, but I think you have this covered with your 45min routine.

    When she pees inside after coming in, does she do it right away in front of you, or does she wait for you to turn your back?

    When I toilet trained my dogs I was pretty strict...on myself, not so much the dog. Wee breaks were not play times or time for interaction, they were simply time to get down to business. I would entice the pup outside, or simply pick him and take him out and say 'wees'. I would then pop him on the ground and then just stand there like a statue. I avoided eye contact and even turned my back if I had to. Eventually pup got bored trying to get my attention and would wander about having a sniff etc then finally wee! YAY praise and reward time for pup, then we can interact, have a game or whatever and head back inside. Be prepared to stand outside for a looong time. I toilet trained one pup in winter once and that required jackets and an umbrella. Also be prepared to clean up accidents, they are going to happen but instead of getting upset try to observe the situation and think about what has led up to it. There are a lot of clues that you can get from your puppy as to how to teach her.

    Once pup gets good at it you can start to ask for it, 'go do wees', once you are downstairs. My dogs both toilet on command and it is VERY handy, especially when they're about to get in the car for a long car trip or before going to bed etc.

    Good luck and let us know how you go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobbiegirl View Post
    I am having some trouble toilet training my pup.

    we have indoor cats so we cant leave a door open for her to get in and out which i figure would make the process easier.

    She is mainly an outdoor dog but every time we let her in the first thing she does is pee. I have tried making loud noises to distract her from doing it in order to take her back outside to pee, but she is not distracted by loud or strange sounds. when she is inside i take her out every 45 mins to pee, she runs around the back yard for 1/2 hour and doesnt pee, she just waits till we are back inside and lets rip.

    I have been using strong deoderisoers and disinfectants on the spots that she has peed to stop her from going back to the same place in the house.

    I have tryed using puppy training pads inside the house and used smelly stuff on the pads that are meant to attract her to peeing on them but she ignores them.

    I refuse to be agressive in training her as i dont believe in hiting her or rubbing her nose in it as some have suggested as i think that is just plain wrong, she is a pup and doesnt understand, if she is not learning what to do then i know it is me doing something wrong. HELP.

    Hi

    Just wanted to add this link http://www.dogforum.com.au/puppy-dis...ease-help.html

    I am sure you will have it down pat in no time....IMO the puppy training pads are sending her mixed signals. Focus on her toileting outside, crate training is great...there is lots of info on the net.

    Good luck!

    Nic

    "There is enough love and concern for animals in every community to overcome the irresposibility of the few"
    Nathan Winograd.

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    toilet training a pet need more patient and calm.when i'm training my puppy, i'm frustated too, but when i'm succed it's feel great for me ^_^.

    after i'm feeding her, i always take her outside and waiting until he pee or pup.when she succeed doing that i always giving her a threat and hug her so she knows that she doing the right thing.i'm doing that time after time, until she understand where the place she can pee or pup.

    sometimes she forget, and when she forget i'm just say "BAD GIRL!" don't forget to clean her pee or pup with bleach or vinegar to prevent it he pee or pup in that place.
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