Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: meet kayla the aussie cattle dog

  1. #1

    Red face meet kayla the aussie cattle dog

    just thought i'd introduce our beautiful new addition kayla she is a pedigree 17 week old female aussie cattle dog, she is absolutely perfect for our family and is settling in well.

    her breeder didn't house train her as she kept them as outdoor dogs so does anyone have any tips for house training an older pup? she has the most beautiful nature and is always by our side, we couldn't have asked for a more loyal family pet.

    we are over the moon with her


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Bundaberg QLD
    Posts
    3,301

    Default

    Congrats , Kayla looks like a little champ.

    Have a look at buying a crate for her. They can be used to toilet train and also come in real handy if she ever needs to be contained for some reason such as if she injures herself etc.
    A lot of people think they are just cages for dogs but they are so much more than that. Its the best thing i've ever bought for a dog. My guy uses it as a place he can go if he wants to chill out and be alone away from the kids. We also take it camping as they fold up.

    If she sleeps in it she wont want to go to the toilet in it so she will only go when you get up and let her out for toilet breaks. Theres a bit more to it than that but it's what i did and it worked a treat. Whatever way you go ya need to praise lots and lots when she does go toilet outside and dont punish any accidents. Good luck.


    Quote Originally Posted by reyzor View Post
    Education is important, but big biceps are more importanter ...
    DONT SIC YOUR DOGMA ON ME !

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    SE QLD
    Posts
    2,903

    Default

    Oh she is just beautiful!

    Toilet training is easy but can test your patience. Regular toilet breaks, every hour or two and after eating and waking up from sleeping and a couple through the night while she is young as well. Use a big happy voice when she goes outside where you want, lots of praise and it helps to have a toilet word to, like pee pee/poo poo, wee, etc. if she makes a mistake, just ignore the behavior. Don't say anything and definetly no rubbing noses into it either.

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Perth, WA
    Posts
    724

    Default

    Kayla is a very cute puppy, I love her smiley face.

    I agree with Sean and Jadie with their toilet training tips, and always outside first thing in the morning, after eating, after a drink - she should get used to it pretty quickly.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Rural Western Australia
    Posts
    2,638

    Default

    Cattle dog pups are adorable having had quite a few myself. They are super smart and it wont take her long to toilet train if you follow advice above.

    Crate training is good too. Both my cattle dogs are crate trained and will often go in to them in the day to take a nap.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    12,596

    Default

    House training - same as a puppy tho she might be able to hang on longer. Except she needs to know to hang on - a crate can be good for this.

    Essentially - praise and maybe a treat for going where you want. Use a cue word eg "go potty". And take her outside after waking up, play, eating, drinking - and DO NOT COME BACK IN UNTIL SHE HAS PERFORMED. Especially if the weather is a bit yuck outside. Some dogs don't like to get their paws wet - so carry puppy out into the middle of wet paw land...

  7. #7

    Default

    thank you for the replies

    we have an xl dog crate here at the moment that we used for our other dog (not for house training) however the tray split in the sun, is there somewhere you can buy just the trays from or will i need a whole new crate? she seems to be really good during the day, i let her out every hour or so and she hasn't had an accident. just over night is the problem if hubby or i oversleep we wake up to puddles understandably.

    she is definitely very smart, she's learning very quickly that jumping up on my toddler is unacceptable, she has also got the hang of 'sit' and 'drop' and we've only had her since saturday

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    near Sydney NSW
    Posts
    727

    Default

    Love the pic of Kayla, she's gorgeous!
    Vebo sell replacement trays: Shopping Cart - Vebo Pet Supplies Sydney

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Bundaberg QLD
    Posts
    3,301

    Default

    Just a little tip with the crate.....try and make up some sort of divider (mine came with one)...or just make the space in the crate just big enough for her to stretch outy, turn around and be comfortable in. If she has too much room in there she will use that extra space as a toilet area. Limiting the space should deter her from doing it. Toilet training sux, i know, but ya just might have to set a alarm to wake up. (easy for me to say that though..lol)

    As she gets bigger make the crate bigger.......good luck.


    Quote Originally Posted by reyzor View Post
    Education is important, but big biceps are more importanter ...
    DONT SIC YOUR DOGMA ON ME !

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    12,596

    Default

    about the holding on - if you go to bed at 10:30pm and get up at 7am - split the difference and set the alarm for that (2:30 or 3am). Provided the last thing and first thing you do is take the dog out for potty and no coming back in until she's done.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •