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how do u potty train a dog?

My husband HAD to get a dog and it HAD to be indoors ....I am such a clean freak so im flipping out about this dog pissing everywhere ill take it out and as soon as i bring it in it pees!! i losing it!!!!Help! how do i train it?


Asked by Armywife510 at 10:17 PM on Feb. 4, 2009 in Pets

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  • Beat it's ass everytime you see that is has pissed in your home!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:35 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • Puppy pads work great.

    Answer by Baby1114 at 10:18 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • i always waited about 15 min after they ate (they meaning i have 2 dogs) and then i would take them out. I would not let them back in until they went potty and when they did i praised them like crazy....accidents happen though but dogs only have a 3 min memory so if i caught them in the act they i would take their nose and put it very close to their accident and tell them BAD! with a stern voice then take them right outside and not bring them in until they went and again lots of praise and a treat...took a few weeks but they both can hold it for hours now

    Answer by Kennadismom at 10:41 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • TAke it out and teach it the word "potty". Stay outside until they go! THey will go! Every hour we took our dog out. Did a repetion, also we put the leash on the front door--she eventually learned to pull on the leash when she had to go out :)

    Answer by mikko2285 at 11:54 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • House Training Your Puppy
    by George Jones
    House training is one of the first tasks that every new dog owner will undertake in the introduction of their puppy to its new home. There are three categories of house training types :
    a) Basic house training ; the establishment of an allowable toilet area for your pet.
    b) Submissive wetting ; urination occurring when greeting, disciplining or high excitement.
    c) Marking ; upon reaching puberty - some dogs (male or female) will mark their territory.
    House Training :
    House training should only take approximately two weeks to establish as a routine provided;
    a) you must be consistent and committed
    b) you are prepared to train your pet from the moment you take possession. Have a leash, collar, a designated area and are prepared to maintain a schedule.
    Retraining a dog that has already established bad habits can take six weeks or more.


    Answer by blujeanlady62 at 7:30 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • My friend is doing potty training. The pup is 12 weeks old.. She suggest taking the pup out every 30 minutes. In addition set a standard dinner time say 5 pm, and water goes away at 7.

    Answer by blujeanlady62 at 7:31 AM on Feb. 5, 2009


    A whole bunch of suggestions at that link. I adopted a 6 month old pup. We started by taking him out every 30 minutes, after naps, after playtime, after drinking water. We are now taking him out about every hour. If he starts to squat, we immediately take him outside. When we are outside, it is Not playtime. I encourage him (previous owner used the word pee pee) I say pee potty.. any word. My friend uses the word Park. consistency is the key. What a job !!

    Answer by blujeanlady62 at 7:38 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • ...
    1. Create a schedule that is practical for you to maintain. If you can not stick to your schedule - you can't expect the dog to adhere to it.
    2. Do not allow your dog to free feed until house training is well established. Be very careful of your dogs diet - avoid foods and/or snacks that can be upsetting to his digestive tract.
    3. Schedule your dog's bed time and waking-up time. Adhere to these times as closely as possible.
    4. Young pups will require frequent nap times, be sure that your schedule can accommodate the pup's naps. Remember that the pup will need to be taken outside after each nap.
    5. Emotional intensity - after intense emotional stimulation (badly scared, frightened, or a particularly rowdy play session) the pup may need to relieve himself.
    6. Within two to three days, most dogs will be able to "control themselves" for eight hours during the night. You must keep in mind that your

    Answer by blujeanlady62 at 7:39 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • Supervise in the House :
    1. By knowing where your dog is at all times, and what he is doing, you can avoid mistakes. When a pup stops playing and starts to look around for a "good spot", he needs to go out. By observing your dog you will quickly learn to tell the difference between the pup's exploring his new universe and his searching for a "good location".
    2. If the pup starts to make a mistake, firmly but quietly say "No" and take the dog straight to his toilet area. Do not yell at the dog. Do not chase the dog. At this point it is up to you to be observant of your dog. Any mistakes that are made are due to your not paying attention.
    3. If you can not supervise the dog for a period of time, put the dog in a confinement area (prepared with papers) or confine him to the room where you are.

    Answer by blujeanlady62 at 7:40 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • 4. When you are relaxing (watching TV, reading or on computer), have the dog with you. Give the pup some of his toys to play with. Have the dog on his leash or confine him to the room where you are, so that he doesn't wander of and have an accident. Teach him that it can be enjoyable just being with you.

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    Answer by blujeanlady62 at 7:40 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

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