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    Default New Japanese Spitz Puppy - Toilet Training Question

    We have a beautiful new JS puppy - she is 11 weeks old now and seems to be learning VERY quickly. She is lively, energetic, fun and quite a handful at times.
    On the toilet training front, she has done very well. She understands that she needs to pee and poo on the grass in the park, but simply does NOT get the difference between the house and the back of our townhouse - which is tiled and has stones - no grass. So, if we don't take her for a walk every 2 horus or so, even if the door to the back garden in open, she will do her business in the house. Any idea how we can teach her to use the back garden even though there is no grass? We have bought a patch of artificial grass and have halved it - half in the house, and half outside. She now understands that she must use the grass inside the house, but still refuses to use it outside !
    Any advice?

    She is beautiful by the way. OUr 7 year old daughter is in love and the puppy is very good with her.

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    The only thing I can think of remembreing back when mine were pups, is to take her out to the toilet area as fast as you can when you see her starting to sniff the ground or circle, when she does her business outside really lay on the praise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    The only thing I can think of remembreing back when mine were pups, is to take her out to the toilet area as fast as you can when you see her starting to sniff the ground or circle, when she does her business outside really lay on the praise.
    Thats what I have been doing with Kirri.. She is nearly up to 76 hours without any accidents !!
    We have rushed her outside many times during training as she too also had no idea between inside and outside to start with...
    We have also blocked off parts of the large rooms to give her less places to go inside.. I feel this has made a big difference with her learning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    The only thing I can think of remembreing back when mine were pups, is to take her out to the toilet area as fast as you can when you see her starting to sniff the ground or circle, when she does her business outside really lay on the praise.
    This is what we did with our 2 also. You can also get drops that have a certain scent from the pet store that you can put on the grass and it's meant to encourage them to go. Other than that, as soon as you think she needs to go, take her outside and stay with her - as long as it takes (it can be soooo boring but it's worth it). She may feel more comfortable if you're with her. Just stay quiet and as soon as she starts to go use your toilet word (ours is "do wees") and then really really make a fuss, lots of pats, lots of "good girls", etc.

    Toilet training can be a long and frustrating process but eventually it'll just "click" for her and all that time standing around outside will be worth it lol.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    You should see my pup. She's terrible with toilet training. So far she's had about 10 accidents in the house (in the span of 6 days!), though I take her out every two hours. Whenever I see her squat inside the house I tell her "NO!" really loudly, but she ignores me and keeps peeing. When I try push her to stop her peeing she just moves and keeps peeing. I have absolutely no idea what to do.
    I think she may still be a bit too young to have full control of her bladder..
    Kirri is having on average 1 accident inside each day.. She did manage to have 3 days accident free, but that was an exception... I expect she will be fully toilet trained by February..
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    A puppy will usually need to go to the toilet every time it wakes, eats, drinks, plays, the list goes on...

    Remember their bladders are just little at this age, and they need to go VERY regularly.
    Constantly take your puppy outside when she wakes (and at other crucial moments) and place her down in the designated area where you would like her to go.
    When she HAS done it, heap on the praise! She must know she has just done something wonderful! Consistency is the key, as always.
    If she makes a mess by having an accident inside, please don't say no at her or get upset or anything. If SHE has had an accident - it means YOU haven't managed to get her outside in time. No praise, but no reprimand.

    I also would never let an puppy have full run of the house until the stage they are fully toilet trained. A puppy has to go, not much time and it happens. So consider only allowing puppy to access parts of the house that are close to getting straight outside. As someone else said here, it does make a vast difference in allowing them to learn what you want far more quickly.
    Good luck.

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    Thank you
    She likes to do her business in my sisters room (probably because its such a mess ) but I have being taking her out more and she's had less accidents

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    Thank you
    She likes to do her business in my sisters room (probably because its such a mess ) but I have being taking her out more and she's had less accidents
    No wonder you and your sister don't get along!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disneygotpierced View Post
    No wonder you and your sister don't get along!
    Haha. Yea, Alice really hates Dora... it pisses me off a lot because Dora has done nothing to her (except soiling in her room).
    She keeps saying Dora is ugly and all that crap, but Dora is aDorable... geddit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    Haha. Yea, Alice really hates Dora... it pisses me off a lot because Dora has done nothing to her (except soiling in her room).
    She keeps saying Dora is ugly and all that crap, but Dora is aDorable... geddit?
    LOL I know when my cat does his business on the floor instead of in the litter tray it can be frustrating..Imagine if it was an animal you didn't even like!

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