We've been diligent about getting her outside - two to three times a night (depending on how soundly she is sleeping when the alarm goes off), every time she wakes up from a nap, every couple of hours if she hasn't been napping - and we've been fairly successful so far. She left us a pile this morning, but that was our fault - we brought her in when we thought she was done. And a quick pee this afternoon was in the midst of some very energetic playtime (she had peed about 45 minutes earlier).
That last pee came without any warning (and after 3 1/2 days of housetraining, I'm surprised that hasn't happened more often). It did get me wondering, however. Does anyone have suggestions on how to help her learn to ask to go potty? We're trying to really encourage the behaviors we want at every opportunity.
Thanks in advance for the help.
Oh yeah! Can't do a puppy post without a picture!
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|We were extremely successful with the jingle bell (tinkle bell) method at the front and back door. |
We hung some bells and every time we went to go outside, we touched her paw to the bell and said "pee pee time" or something like that. Dahlia learned VERY QUICKLY to go to the door and to hit the bells. We could hear them anywhere in the house so we could go running. She never ever pooped inside and only had a few pee accidents.... Never ever in her cage. We were very lucky that she trained so easily.
|With regards to Posting a pic; you're as quick of a learner as she is!|
I'll quietly wait for responses as I wanna know too.
|Very wise to post the puppy picture...|
|Learning to ask can come in time... and sometimes it doesn't. When Benson has an accident inside, immediately take her out. She needs to always associate peeing and pooping with the great outdoors. If you catch her in the midst of an accident, scoop her up and whisk her outside. they tend to stop if you pick them up, and then they finish outside.|
When they do their business outside, praise them like crazy. When they do it inside, no praise and whisk them out the door to the yard. She'll want that praise, so will want to do her business outside you you will praise her.
We were house-training 2 puppies at once. One got it (though it took the full 6 months for her to be 100%) and the other one just didn't. We realized that she was waiting for her sister to ask to go out, and not learning how to ask herself. So if she had to do her business and her sister didn't she peed indoors. Once we realized what was going on, we implemented the bell. We hung a bell on the door knob- so every time they girls went out, it rang. It wasn't long before they were ringing the bell to tell us they needed to go out.
This has both positives and negatives. Puppies have a lot of energy. They like going out, and not just to pee. So our girls would ring hte bell all day long, to go out and play, to pee... they even would ring the bell and then go line up by the car, wanting to go for a car-ride!!! On the positive side, we bring that bell with us when we travel. Its handy in hotels and strange places- the girls can still do their "routine" to let us knwo they need to go out.
|Teddy was about 5 months old and started to come to me and bark to let him out.|
That picture is just too cute!
|I had a puppy like Alison. She just didn't get going outside. I would take her out and I'd wait outside while Tiggy wandered the small courtyard and looked at the stars. I could wait out there 15 minutes and then she'd pee inside 5 minutes after getting back in.|
I taught Tiggy to rings some bells with her nose that are hanging on the back door and whilst she still occasionally rings them just to go out and gaze at the stars. it made a huge difference for us with potty training.
It still cracks me up when Tiggy gently rings the bells and we don't get up quick enough. Then she forcefully rings the crap out of them, saying "hello let me out NOW"
|We still keep the bells on the back door, though the dogs rarely use them anymore. About 2 months ago we heard a ring and ignored it; Tonks often lays against the door and it jostles the bells slightly. Then we heard it again, so adam and I both look over and who is ringing the bells to go out but the new cat we adopted in January!!!!! She put two and two together, and realized that when the bells ring the door opens. And she wanted to go outside too.|
Darth Snuggle wrote:
We still keep the bells on the back door, though the dogs rarely use them anymore. About 2 months ago we heard a ring and ignored it; Tonks often lays against the door and it jostles the bells slightly. Then we heard it again, so adam and I both look over and who is ringing the bells to go out but the new cat we adopted in January!!!!! She put two and two together, and realized that when the bells ring the door opens. And she wanted to go outside too.
Very smart cat!!
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