My sheepie loves him! They are great friends and it was just what she needed because of the great energy she has, and I really want to make his remaining days good ones. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
|What a great question. I don't happen to have a technique to share on training, but wanted to say welcome and congratulate you for taking on an older rescue! What a wonderful thing to give him another chance for a great life! |
I like a product called "Kids and Pets" for taking out urine from carpet. I get it at Target - I'm sure it's available all over.
I'm sure some of our members will have some great advice!
|I would try using a pee band on him. It will certainly save your carpet. It also will get wet and get him wet - and hopefully he won't like the feeling. I have used it with success on older, non-housedog fosters I've had. Or those that came from homes where people weren't good with training.....|
Also, treat him like a puppy. Go out after naps, after eating/drinking, every 1-2 hours - all that stuff. Potty on lead and reward after going. No off lead running around until he goes - that helps with incentive (rather than having him pee and having to go right back in - if he's a dog that enjoys being outside to play).
|As got sheep said especially a pee band and start like a pupper again.|
Best wishes and bless you all also, with your older darling.
|I agree with Dawn (got sheep) too.|
I made the mistake initially of just going outside with Tiggy off lead and she spent ages wandering about or playing before she peed. And then if it was cold and/or wet I wanted to go in, so she decided it was best to hold it for as long as possible so she could maximise outside time.
Then she'd go in the house later, no wasting precious time in the yard peeing.
|I definitely agree with the previous posters. Treat your new dog as though he was a puppy with regards to house training.|
We've taken in many foster dogs who were older (some even senior ) and not housetrained....and the only thing that has worked well has been going back to basics. At first we would take the dog out every half hour and praise and treat when the dog pee'd or poo'd. Once it seems as though the dog understood, we'd lengthen the time...slowly.
Fortunately, they all did learn - although some took a lot longer than others. Patience is key...and making sure you thoroughly clean up any accidents.
Jennifer, Baxter, Cassiopia and Abigail
|Just want to thank you all for taking time to post comments and give you an update. Have gone back to basics and started using the crate when we are not home, getting him out right after naps, eating, etc. We have to make sure he goes out very often, and I will say I think we are about 75% of the way there. Sheepie loves him (and so do we), I'll claen carpets this week and try to eliminate any odor. I just keep on keep on, he's so sweet and great with kids.|
|Great to hear you're making progress.|
|There is a product sold at Home Depot called Folex. It is very inexpensive and takes EVERYTHING out of the carpet. I use it for small accidents from the kids and for larger stains--It even takes out vomit. I also have used it in my Bissell Spot Bot---it works better than the bissell stain removers--good luck with your new baby!|
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