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    Urg, I cant find it. Will look for tomorow.
    APC is All Purpose Cleaner.
    Will try the vinegar thing though! SOunds like a a very good idea!

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    OK. I put some vinegar on a paper towel cause I dont have a stray bottle, wiped it over the mess... DOra started licking it.

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    each dog is different, theres no set rules as to how long it will take for a dog learn something.
    One of mine took 2 weeks to learn to go outside, the other 5 months (that drove me crazy)

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    Mine are 11 months and 8 months now. It is not until about 1 month ago Ruby would sit at the door and if we didn't open...she would come and look at us and then go back...sit and wait. She doesn't bark...scratch...whimper,...she just wait, but she also has a bladder that is big enough now to hold it. Both my dogs have been "night clean" since they were about 4 1/2 months old.

    Give it time...they WILL become house trained in their own time...it is just us humans who want it to happen much earlier than they are ready for. Some are clean at 4 months...some are clean at 12 months...just give it time

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    Do not use ANY household cleaners...they simulate doggy urine odours.

    White vinegar or "piss off" works...it neutralises the urine smells.

    ETA: one word of warning with vinegar...if you have timber floors...undiluted vinegar can strip the protective coating off them!!!
    Last edited by Cleasanta; 02-02-2010 at 07:11 AM.

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    Jade is four months old and we still have a little accident inside now and again, but i have found once she has woken up she walk's around and then when i take her out. But she has been a lot harder to train my other dog's so just give it time and she will do it.

    Good luck!!!

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    ha train my cats to say plz and thank you when i feed them

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    hay mas how about a doggy door

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    What do u do to Dora when she naughty?

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    Give her a break. Leave the door open for her to get the idea that she is meant to go outside in the first place, once she's got the hang of going outside to toilet then worry about training her to let you know she needs to go.

    I leave the door open enough for the biggest dog to go outside and have a strip of beads hanging down from the top of the door frame(much like you see in the old milk bars) to keep the flies out.

    Mother with pups is currently in the house and is not allowed out the back with the other dogs only to the front. The doors to the front are closed so I am very aware of when she goes in that direction. I open the door, she goes out when she comes back I close it behind her. If she needs to go during the night she has jumped on our bed. Another time she cried at our sliding bedroom door to outside.

    I didn't have to teach her that. She associates outside as her toilet because of the first method.

    Have you explained to your puppy pre-school instructor that you are a novice dog owner and are basically doing this on your own.

    And puppies going to the toilet inside the house but out of your sight means that she expects to get in trouble but she still has no association or understanding of where you want her to go. All she knows is that she shouldn't do it near you.

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