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how do you train a 7 month old dog to go potty outside?

I just can't get her to stop using the house. I take her out all the side or she is tied up outside all day and come in and poop and pee a hour later. I don't give her food except in the morning. She sleeps in the bathroom all night with out a problem but let her loose and look out. We have shampooed the carpets to where look better then when we moved here,lol. Why is she doing this. OH... and she knows it's bad. After she goes and i start heading toward the area she takes off to the bathroom to hide.


Asked by Kempka at 7:53 PM on Mar. 27, 2009 in Pets

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  • When you wake up in the morning take her out, then every 3 hours take her out or let her out around your time scedual and repeat that pattern until she gets used to it but right before you take her out ask her if she wants to go potty, take her to the back door show the door to her open it and when she pottys outside bring her in and give her alot of praise and a treat or two. If its really bad get a "clicker" you can find it at most pet stores its like $5. Start off clicking it when she does what you want her to and then follow the click with a treat. Then bring it into the potty area so that she is already used to hearing the click when she does something good and gets a treat she will soon find out that going potty outside gets mommy to click and give her a treat. It works amazing! We breed papillons and use one on the puppies and it works wonders. Good luck!

    Answer by Alysia_Moore at 12:44 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • You need to start over with her. When she is loose in the house do not let her out of your sight. Leash her to you if you have to. Then you will start to notice the signals she gives when she needs to go and you can immediately take her outside. Stay with her outside and when she does her business praise her like she is the best thing in the world and give her a super yummy treat that you only use when she potties outside. Just because you shampooed the carpets and you can't smell anything doesn't mean the smell is gone. If there are certain areas she goes at more often, use an enzyme cleaner such as Nature's Miracle in those areas. Each dog has a different way of showing they need to go. One of mine will scratch at the door and whine. The other starts to whine and pace but doesn't scratch. Good luck.

    Answer by Christina807 at 9:51 PM on Mar. 27, 2009