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    Well if you want a 100% garentees of no accidents whilst you train her you'd be best to go with the umbilical cord idea.
    Oh it's not just the straight out attention but the feeling of being apart of the family/pack that makes being allowed inside so important to dogs feeling sucure. Maybe you could block off her acces to most of the house to better keep an eye on her when she is inside. I would deffently make your sons room a no go zone.
    Also if you crate train her she can be inside but confined to her crate when your too busy to keep a propper eye on her.
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    Thanks all again.
    She is now on her lead next to me. And all doors are shut to bed rooms and now bathroom.
    She is a but sulky but still finds the time to beg my son for a pat

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    Good luck with it all! Please keep us updated.

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    Yes good luck & take plenty of deep breaths, lol............
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bundybear View Post
    That sort of thing can happen when a dog is toilet trained incorrectly.
    I agree.

    Perhaps you should do following:

    Have her leashed at all times. Meaning - attach the leash to your belt and let her go wherever you go around the house. That way you can predict when she needs to go. So take her out for toilet breaks every 2-3 hours for start to a designated spot. When she does her business regardless of no. 1 or no. 2 praise her excitedly and award with extra yummy treats, then go inside and do whatever you do around the house. But make sure she is attached to you all the time without exception. If you're not able to, your fiance can take over. After a while unwanted behaviour will fade away, but it won't happen in one day. Try it for a week for starters. Even when you go to bed, have her leashed next to your bed and give her a toy for entertainment. You can use stuffed kong or something similar. She won't be able to do her business when she wants and where she wants, and if she wants I guess grown up dog will let you know. In time you an extend time between toilet breaks.

    Also, just in case it is attention seeking - how much actual time do you guys spend interacting with her? Playing, doing stuff i.e. little obedience etc.? I asume she does get a lot of excercise if she's around horses etc. but sometimes just running around isn't enough. A dog needs interaction and since she is a working breed she needs some work to be happy.

    edit: I see now others have suggested the same cheers!
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    Fedra, when ever We take Gypsy out for toilet time she gets a 30min+ game of Fetch(so with at least 6 potty breaks thats 3hrs of play). Inside my son plays chasey, fetch(dispite mummy's protests) she gets cuddles and has stare-offs with the cat. I have just come back from a walk to the shops and back, with a HUGE challanging hill.
    When I can I offer her kongs and Bones to keep her occupied. Her favourite is a 2ltr soft drink bottle with the lid on and treats inside hehe.

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    With mine I never made a game of it.
    They know the word widdle widdle. I think Hy's word is s h i tn piss.

    We would go outside (I was toilet training 2 pups)
    They would be told widdle widdle.
    I turned my back if they wanted to play. Made it very boring. I also used to pee on the lawn to show them but I have no near neighbours.
    There was great praise when they did and then we went back inside. Sometimes there was a treat for them in my pocket.
    It got to the point that I would say widdle widdle and out they went and like syncronised swimming they would squat to pee. lol.

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    It is not so much potty is a game but her reward for going outside is a game.
    I tried treats but she doesn't seem to interested in them

    Edit Yes for after
    Last edited by Drag0ncharm; 01-14-2011 at 07:53 PM. Reason: answer for Di

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    The reward of the game can be after she has done the deed?

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