Message posted by seaangler (Chat Room Administrator) on 12 February 2009 at 2:48pm - IP Logged
Do you stay outside with him? - if not, I would, on a lead if necessary, to make sure he 'goes' before coming back in again, take a treat out there with you in your pocket so you can treat immediately he has been, then hopefully he will want to pee/poop outside everytime.Chris
Message posted by trisa on 12 February 2009 at 3:22pm - IP Logged
Ok! She is taken out on a lead to a designated area and told to empty. We have done this since we've had her. She has got the hang of this quite well. Our other dog always empties to order.
In the early days we took her out every hour. Our garden is very big and has dry stone walls that she could easily vault. Therefore we can't just let her out to do her own thing. We have to physically put her on a lead and take her.
These days, she goes out for a good walk 4 times a day. She will probably poo once or twice during the day and always before she goes to bed.
We are always with her with a pocket full of treats. After she 'empties' she comes to us and sits for a treat.
When we get up to the mess in the kitchen, we don't react at all. There is no point as we never catch her in the act so she wouldn't know what she was being told off for.
She's not bored as she always has the company of our other dog and they play pretty much non-stop. She has more attention than most of our previous dogs have had as we are at home all the time. You wouldn't believe the amount of time we have given her, and still do. She was such a poorly thing when she arrived.
As I said previously, she is absolutely fine during the day, the problem is overnight.
Message posted by heathermac on 12 February 2009 at 3:32pm - IP Logged
Thank you for that. That's really kind of you. Compared to our other dog, she is small but I suppose she is medium-sized. Perhaps you could give me the measurements of the crate. Is it metal?
Message posted by seaangler (Chat Room Administrator) on 12 February 2009 at 4:41pm - IP Logged
The next time tell her off and mean it by pointing to what she has done and say NO....With a stern voice...And take her out side to do her DO'S...Again..And reward aftershe has done it...But DO not hit the dog whots so ever....Chris
Message posted by doug on 12 February 2009 at 4:59pm - IP Logged
I had a similar problem with one of my stray dogs,and understand only too well be faced with poo and or wee when I got up in the morning.I used to take her out last thing at night with the other dogs but still had this problem for months.Thankfully she now waits until the morning to go out but now i have the problem if I leave her too long in the house while i go out she takes my books of the shelf and shreds them.We will get there eventually as long as my patience holds out.
Best of luck and patience.
Message posted by seaangler (Chat Room Administrator) on 12 February 2009 at 5:13pm - IP Logged
A lot of people do say to there dog wee wees or Pooh poohs...I would just keep to Wee wees(sounds better than shouting Pooh poohs)(lol)..Both our dogs knows what each verbal command means...Some times our dogs do stay in for a long periods of time and accidents can happen...Both our dogs know that to go by the conservatory door on the tiles...It just takes time and a not of encoragement....Chris
Message posted by heathermac on 12 February 2009 at 5:25pm - IP Logged
Oh Doug! Thank goodness for your post. Somebody else who knows exactly what we're going through. So there is light at the end of the tunnel after all!
Our dog is also shreds whatever she can get hold of if left, but that we can cope with. She's still obviously insecure. It's the first thing in the morning dirty floor that's the bugbear. We've not even woken up properly then!
Do you have any idea of how old your dog is? Ours is probably about a year old.
How long did it take for her to last the night?
You'd think they'd just be grateful for a good home wouldn't you?!!!!
Message posted by seaangler (Chat Room Administrator) on 12 February 2009 at 5:42pm - IP Logged
Trisa..I do know what you are going through with the mess you are getting from your dog..It does take time i asure you..
Our cindy(golden retriver) was from a puppy farm and we would come home or come down to the biggest mess(all very sloppy phoo all over the floor...she is now on james welbelove dry low fat food) to keep her waight down and stop her from sloppy phoos...It is expencive but well worth the money...you could try a change in diet for her and se how she gets on...Chris
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