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    FIRSTLY.... NEVER smack a puppy, rub its nose in it etc when toilet training. This sort of harsh treatment will make the dog not trust you and will put back its training, positive training, ie happy voice, treats etc... SOOOOO much better.

    If a dog goes to the toilet inside during training, its our fault if they can't get out, not theirs.

    I was actually talking to Mia's breeder (for those who don't know, she is a 10 week old Pedigree German Shepherd).

    We were talking about toilet training, and as she said to me, she will pick a spot she likes herself, and generally want to poo in the same spot. Keep the pooper scooper handy and pick up the poo right away, and she's likely to go back to the same spot. Dogs are creatures of habit (hence why we're told with training etc that consistancy and repitition are the go) and also they are quite a clean animal.

    I think if you let her pick her spot, and clean it as she goes... you shouldn't have a problem. Think about it, would you like to continue using an unflushed toilet for a few days?

    In my oppinion though, I don't really mind where in the yard she goes, as long as its not inside!

    Best of luck!!
    Last edited by GoodiesGirl; 07-10-2009 at 10:19 PM.

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    There's an old story that I've told many times. It goes something like this...

    There was a man with a puppy. This puppy was only a baby and would relieve himself in this mans kitchen.

    In his anger the man would hit the dog and throw it out the window - only a low window - dog wasn't hurt.

    He did this a number of times...until the dog learned...

























    to piss on the floor and jump out the window before the man could catch him...







    Consider what you're really teaching your dogs...

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    Stev-o - you're a knob-o
    And you are stupid. I have read your immature insults to other new members of this forum. You deserve to be suspended for it.

    Everyone is entitled to there own opinions and methods. If you don't like them tuff. Save your name calling for the school playground.

    I have read alot about smaking dogs. Most people who say its creul use choker chains and cages on there dogs. I think I read that you use a cage occy... That is creul in my opinion.

    Woody ecaped from me a couple of times when he was young and ran on the road and actually chased a car once. I smaked him for it. I know allow him outside without a leash and he stays close to me and obeys the come command everytime. My smaking him along with his training may have saved his life.

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    No one is entitled to abuse animals. Not even you. Would be nice if you could spell check your writing - it may give you an ounce of credibility. Just because you don't understand something doesn't make it cruel - however abusing a dog by hitting it IS. Wonder if the RSPCA would be interested in your activities. Why on earth would you let a dog run across the road once let alone repeatedly? Lots of people on this forum use CRATES (a cage is something different) in order to give their animals somewhere safe to go if they feel stressed. However, I wont bother to try and educate you as it appears you know EVERYTHING already.

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    My dogs are always out the front yard with me, without leads and they come to me when I call them, they don't run on the road, and they don't chase cars. One of said dogs is a 10 week old puppy.

    And I have NEVER smacked my dogs.
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    Don't you use a cruel mean crate though? You horrible puppy owner

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    Can't believe that people still treat their dogs like that...ie rub their noses in the wee and doo!!! Inhumane....idiot. My kids have taken from 3 - 6 months to potty train. Smacking...no way!!!
    The more people I meet, the more I like my dogs.

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    Occy.... I do use a Crate with Mia. It gives me peace of mind to know that my 10 week old pup isn't able to escape when I go out for an hour, or chew on electrical cords in the middle of the night, or get into anything else that could cause her illness or injury. She doesn't have a problem with her crate. She has one that is bigger than she will likely need when she's fully grown. She has toys, and a comfy bed in there. If I have to go out during the day she'll normally get a pigs ear or something in her crate.

    Stevo.... I believe everyone is entitled to their own oppinion and thoughts, we do live in a free country. What I don't agree with here is that you come onto a forum, where some people are fairly new to dog ownership, and you basically give them the idea of physical punishment for their dogs, with no idea of the temperament of the dog, the person, or their situation. I don't believe ANY dog needs to be smacked, kicked, beaten etc (and no I didn't say you did) to be taught how to behave.

    As for CORRECTION chains. If used in the wrong hands, yes they can be a bad thing, which is why most dog schools etc won't suggest you use them unless you know how. I was brought up with them from the age of 4, with our GSD's, so I could put one on correctly in my sleep. I also believe it very much depends on the dog. Some dogs don't need them, others, like our adult girl, who has come very close to dislocating my shoulder in her excitement of seeing other dogs, does need one.

    This is a dog LOVING forum. I would say about 95% of the members love their dogs, and we don't need newbies being told that physically repremanding your dog is the best way to handle a situation.

    Thats my thoughts, feel free to have a go at me now if you wish.
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    Well said, GG.
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    I knew I would get flamed for being honest and telling the truth. I bet i am not the only one who has smacked there dog on this forum but i guess the attacks on me shows why they don't admit it.

    If i was a dog i definitely would rather get a smack on the bum rather then be locked in a tiny cage for hours. Ever thought of the mental implications on the dog.

    Imagine if you locked your child in a tiny cage for hours. The government would take your child away from you if they found out.

    I hope you don't smack your kids, or are they thought less of then your dogs lol

    Occy I don't abuse my dog he is very much loved and probably spoiled.

    Like I said before everyone is entitled to there opinions of what is right or wrong. The childish personal attacks on me from you people are way out of line and you wouldn't dare say those things to my face. There are allot of brave people on the net.....

    I wont be replying to any other attacks on this thread, its not worth it. I also am feeling a sense that some people this forum don't like or want newcomers. That isn't just from this thread.

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