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    Hyacinth beat me to it with her Ian Dunbar link http://www.dogstardaily.com/training...get-your-puppy way to go and no need for us to write it all out again.

    Puppies take a lot of time and BC's especially take a lot of entertaining, but should be fun for the kids. Outside dogs also still need to interact a lot with their families or they get destructive.

    If the only reason you don't allow your puppy in the house are potty issues........Potty train. I like to use the umbilical system and the frequent taking outside. And at night we always crate train our puppies. It has usually taken only three or four mishaps, before we get it together. And when my puppies make a mishap, I know it is my fault.

    Personally I always find it sad when puppies have to live outside alone........To me they belong with us (the family). But each to their own
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    Thank you everyone for your feedback. I haven't had a dog for a good 10 years or so but im not using that as an excuse, but I think I just need to find a system that works for us as a family and go from there. It is still early days and after thinking it thru most of the day I look forward to the challenges and obstacles that come with having another member of the family, it's like having a newborn in the house again. Hopefully when the crate comes next week we can get a system started and get well on our way to a long happy relationship!!

    Thanks once again!!
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    Good luck! Let us know how you go? I love hearing about puppies growing up! And piccies too!

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    I used a word. I was toilet training 2 littermates. My word was widdle widdle.
    I used it as a question as well as a command.

    They went out after eating, after sleeping, every couple of hours.
    As I opened the door I said widdle widdle.
    They were ignored outside, no fun, no games, till they did widdle widdle. Word spoken as they did it, Great praise, treat if you want then back inside.

    They are 2 now and know if I say widdle widdle and open the door then they go out if needed. They also go to the door if they need to go out.

    A third litter mate has now come back to me. She was always an outside dog but now knows widdle widdle like the others.

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    LoL at DiDee

    My word is "Shi+napiss". Cracks the neighbours up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    LoL at DiDee

    My word is "Shi+napiss". Cracks the neighbours up.
    I was trying to remember what your word was as I was writing the post.

    Is it now that we tell her that I peed on the lawn to show them (no neighbours..live on a farm) and you then say that some pee into a bucket and use that to show them what is meant???

    Both very effective, Bec.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    Is it now that we tell her that I peed on the lawn to show them (no neighbours..live on a farm)
    Hehe, I've done that! But actually, it was more because I had to really, really go while I was standing on the lawn freezing my butt off (nice pun) waiting for her to go.

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    I find these days I have to wait until after my dog is done, before I put nitrogen on the lawn - otherwise she finds it completely distracting and forgets what she's supposed to be doing.

    Note - no lawn fertilizing goes on when the neighbours are about.

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    Everyone laughs at me for saying "poopy time" but it was the best I could come up with on that first night with a new puppy.
    The Dog knows what it means so I suppose we are stuck with it for the next 15 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bec2002 View Post
    So our new puppy Missy is an 11 week old BC cross and I have put her out in the backyard for the first time today and she is so whingy and crying. I know this is totally normal for her because she no longer has her mother and siblings. But how do I make it easier for her? I really don't want her in the house because she just wee's and poos everywhere and the only place she will lay is on our lounge. Im also upset that I can't go out anywhere because of fear she will did a hole or find a spot to get out, so im stuck at home with the kids on the school holidays because the real sook in this situation is me

    What can I do?

    And she is sooo loud when she yelps and cries that im scared the neighbours will complain.
    Bring her in. On the leash, tied to your belt. This way you wont forget she is around, and can be extra vigilant. Take her out to the toilet area you wish for her to use. Stay with her till she pees. (after feeding is a good time to 'catch' her) and praise praise praise, then bring her in. Take her out every 30 minutes. You need to 'catch' the good behaviour to reward it.

    Watch the pup. They have distinctive behaviours when about to pee, sniffing, circling, tail upright when peeing, whatever these signals are. Go outside and watch her off leash and notice the 'im about to pee' behaviour. Then that is what you are watching for.
    Leave your back door open till toilet trained.
    Spend a few days sprucing up the garden with the kids, so you are all outside.
    Marrow bones, coke bottles filled with stock and frozen, toys, water to play in. She wont be able to dig a large hole just yet and get out. So no worries there. That comes at about 18 weeks.


    Borrow a house trained bitch off someone, and have the dog house train her for you. Dogs mimic behaviours of other dogs. My pup was house trained by my older dog for eg.
    All i had to do was leave the door open to allow training.

    NEVER ever attend your pup when she's whining. This will re-inforce it. Wait for silence before opening the door.

    If you are really serious. Go to the K9 section in this forum, read/study/read over again, then implement TOT. She's old enough to understand. And stops the whinging in dogs toot sweet!

    Cant stand a whinging dog meself. TOT knocks it dead.

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