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    Hi Everyone

    I purchased a female blue cattle dog pup last Friday. So far all is going really well and she poo's on the mat, sleeps all night (beside me in a washing basket) but won't pee on a puppy mat or if you put her outside and say "wee wee". She will hold on and hold on, you can take her outside 10 times and no wee then when you bring her back in she runs down the hallway and pee's on the floor. I have caught her mid stream and moved her to the training mat and outside but she will hold on again to that little bit. It is no big deal as she is only 8 weeks old tomorrow but I am guessing I missing something here that just won't trigger that pee in the right spot type command.

    Any advice greatly appreciated.

    Melissa aka Rosies Mum

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    Hey Melissa, welcome to the thread. Would love to see some photos of your gorgeous little piddler lol. By the sounds of it you are doing the right thing, taking her out numerous times a day, and just give her heaps of praise after she does a wee.

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    If you can, spend as much time as possible outside with her after eating, drinking, sleeping, etc (this can be hard in Winter) until she pees. When she does, THAT'S when you say the command. Dogs don't know what "wee wee" means. You need to link it to a behaviour. When she's peeing you say it and praise her lots.

    You sound like you are doing the right thing by your pup and she will grow up a confident wizzer outside It just takes patience. And as you said, she's only 8 weeks old.

    You can also try crate training. If you need info on this, there are many threads with info. You can search for them ...or here's one (if I know how to put a link on )
    http://www.dogforum.com.au/puppy-dis...-training.html

    Good Luck!! and pics are a MUST

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    Hi Melissa, to the forum!

    Constancy and perseverance is the key with toilet training. Take her out every hour and don't come back inside until she goes. If that means you have to sit out there for half an hour... well you will have to sit out there for half an hour Also when she does go give her loads of praise, use a happy high pitched voice. Also it helps to have a word to use when you take her out, I used wee wee and poopies. I never had much luck with the pee pads, I found it much easier to just train them to go outside. Remember she is still a baby, it can take a couple of weeks for her to get use to it.

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    I agree with the others, just stay out longer. She won't take that long to go forever, just until she gets over her resistance to wee outside. After those first times you will probably see her improve in leaps and bounds if you use praise and rewards.

    Also, it helps if you can just observe her when she's outside playing and see where she goes to when she really needs to wee. My dog used to only go to one particular spot to wee when I just got her. So that's where I then took her when I took her outside just to wee. I put her on the lead and acted really boring, no eye contact or talking, until she went. Then we had a little party and went back inside.

    I recently read about someone mopping up accidents and then bringing the paper towels outside and putting the pup near it, but I have no idea if that makes a difference.

    Good luck. And pics of new puppies are a must!

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    I remeber the hours spent outside waiting for that elusive pee....No inside and warmth for the owner until one of those pee's........LOL, I always seem to get my puppies in Winter, what a fool

    I just wait and stand boringly beside my puppy until the pee happens. I do not engage my puppies until the pee/poo happens. After that it is high praise, play and little walk. But before it is boring standing (sometimes I have even pulled out a chair) until it happens. A few times of this, with the high reward and it is like magic, the light-bulb goes on.

    I have my puppies on lead too the first sessions, sotah they cannot find their own entertainment as puppies are so good at that......So be boring, until it happens
    Pets are forever

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    Thanks so much everyone..... She is such a good girl. Last night she woke me up to do a poo, ran out and poo'd on the mat Who thought I would get so excited over dog poo at 12.45am. I will put her on the lead tonight and wait till she pee's...... little steps little steps

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    There's a couple of us who have been known to show our puppy the way, either by sneaking an outdoor pee at 3am or by saving some from inside and carrying it out and pouring it where you want your puppy to go. My puppy won't pee over my pee but she got the idea that it was ok to go outside.

    and it's not hard to outwait an 8 week old puppy. Rug up and and be boring. Until puppy goes, then say the magic word and act really excited and pleased.

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    Ha ha Hyacinth - that reminds me of trying to teach a young GSD learn to pee on the deck of a large fishing boat - the idea was for her to go by the scuppers (holes in the sides to let the water out). I spent a bit of time squatting by scuppers..... She never liked peeing on board and would save it up for days poor thing. My boy Oscar did a couple of 6 week fishing trips on my old boat and from the start he decided the best place to do his business was the part of the boat where I rarely went - in this case the stern on the port side where my partner's dinghy was tethered (never on the starboard side where my dinghy "lived"). Smart cookie.

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    My dog - as a puppy - went exactly once in the drain hole in the bathroom - but do you think I could get her to use that spot again - nope. Sigh.

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