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    Hi,

    I bought a kingcharles puppy from a breeder who told me the puppy was house trained. However has shown no sign of this since coming home.

    We live in a town house and he is alone from approx 3hrs somedays.

    He will wee on the paper and training pad sometimes but not all the time. He poops wherever he feels like. He has even stated hiding to do it .. We take him outside as often as possible but he never wants to stay out there when its slightly cold. He does go outside most times but I really need to teach him to go on the paper and pads.. I also don't want to leave the door open all the time because it gets too cold in the house and its a rental so I cant install a doggy door.. We lock him in the laundry during the night and when were out, with the door open ( use a board to stop him from escaping ), with some food and water, a bed and the paper. He never cries, only in the morning he will let off a bit of a bark when we wants to get up....

    What can I do?

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    when you catch him going to the toilet in the wrong place do you tell him off??
    if you do this is why he hides...he doesnt associate the Place he toilets in as bad but the actual action of toileting. you should never tell him off.

    after he eats before he sleeps before you leave and the second you get home you need to pick him up or take him to the place you want him to toilet and say a word i say "toilet" and keep him there until he goes keep saying the word "toilet" even when he's going and heaps and heaps of praise...you have to get into a very strict routine ...
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    I used a word for training my two pups. Widdle widdle was said when I put them out. It was said during a wee or poo with great praise after they had done it.

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    Have you talked to the breeder about what his routine was there.

    If you got him from a reputable breeder - then they should help you get your puppy back into the routine.

    If you bought from a puppy mill farmer - you're on your own.

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    Never scold a puppy who has gone in the wrong place - it is always your fault. And you don't want the puppy hiding to go to the toilet, you want it to feel completely comfortable about going in front of you out in the back yard, for which you will give it a yummy treat and say the magic words for go to the toilet. Eg Rudd Dudd.

    Pay attention to your puppy routines. Straight after we wake up - out we go. And we stay out until we have performed. And then we get lots of praise. Straight after play session, training session, and about half an hour after dinner. Dinner should be no later than 4 hours before bed time, and there should be a trip outside before immediately before bed time.

    And if your puppy is less than 12 weeks old, you may also need to make provision for a 3 or 4 am trip outside.

    I've never tried to teach a puppy to pee on paper. can't help you there, except when you think your puppy is about to go, confine him to the paper and give him a treat and loads of happy fuss and attention when he does.

    It's going to be hard now that you've taught him to hide from you by yelling at him or rubbing his nose in it or both.

    And never use bleach to clean up. You might use it to mark the right spot on the pee pad, ie a drop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    It's going to be hard now that you've taught him to hide from you by yelling at him or rubbing his nose in it or both.
    That's a big assumption. Where did the OP say they did that?

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    hi there,

    Can i suggest you to have at least a week off from work? I trained my mini schnauzer within 2 weeks (with a week off from work) at 3 month. You really need to regulate water/food and know your puppy. Generally puppy drinks water a lot after intensive play and walk. Then it does business. Initially you need to get up a few times at night for quick toileting. Monitor water intake esp at night.

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    Paitence, paitence, paitence. A new home may have upset your pups routine, so he has forgotten what he should be doing.

    We used a word with our dog too, 'toilet', when she did go she got lots of praise. It did take a few weeks until she was accident free.

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    OP said it "He has even started hiding to do it"

    My dog had a few accidents in the house but she never hid from me. And they were always my fault for not paying enough attention.
    Last edited by Hyacinth; 06-28-2010 at 03:30 PM.

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    The pup is in a new environment so will need to be trained all over again.. that's totally normal.
    If I see a poo or wee, I clean it up and spray repellent over it and if I catch them going to do it, I say AH and clap my hands behind them while they run to the back door and go outside to finish off. Then I pat them and tell them how good they are.

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    No, I have NOT yelled at the dog, not rubbed his nose in it. Thankyou very much....

    I dont know why he hides, maybe he is shy?

    As for the rest of the info, thanks I will give it a shot.

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