Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

vinegar and water

anybody ever try a vinegar and water spray? kinda like those apple sprays that dogs can't stand the taste of? my pup is being stubborn potty training and i was gonna try spraying vinegar and water mix into her mouth when she pee's or poo's in the house.

Answer Question
 
tnteaton

Asked by tnteaton at 1:41 AM on Nov. 4, 2008 in Pets

Level 8 (271 Credits)
Answers (10)
  • We used vinegar and water for our dog, about 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water. It was recommended by a trainer friend of ours. Just remember it stinks to us, too, lol!
    mamapotter

    Answer by mamapotter at 1:45 AM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • oh! i know what you mean about the stinkiness!! im preggo so EVERYTHING smells 100 more! atleast the smell goes away after a few mins..how did it work out w your dog?? and yes, i did do one part vinegar to 3 parts water.
    tnteaton

    Answer by tnteaton at 1:55 AM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • no this doesnt work,rubbing there nose in it works and taking her poo and wee to her toilet spot
    cruizymum

    Answer by cruizymum at 5:22 AM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • Never rub their nose in it. Always treat you dog the same way you would treat your child. Would you spray vinegar water in your child's mouth if he had an accident? Teach him one word that will mean "bathroom" and always use that word when you take him out. Watch for obvious signs that your dog needs to go and use the word quickly. If you see him looking for a place to go yell "NO" and quickly take him outside to the appointed spot and say "GO" or whatever word you have chosen. Take him to the same spot every time and he will quickly learn what he is expected to do when the gets there. Give lots of love and praise when he gets it right. Never reprimand after the fact. If you do not catch him in the act just clean it up and watch the dog more carefully next time.
    coug70_99

    Answer by coug70_99 at 6:00 AM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • I took my puppies out every 20 minutes. set the timer.
    onlycathyo

    Answer by onlycathyo at 9:50 AM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • My dog Does know 'go outside' and 'potty' i've already accomplished everything you advised to do. she's just being stubborn still.
    tnteaton

    Answer by tnteaton at 2:27 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • Never rub their nose in it that will only teach your dog to be afraid of you, and it's considered animal abuse. The other answers are good!
    lanceandhailey

    Answer by lanceandhailey at 7:21 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • negative reinforcement is definatley not the way to go...it's just the same for your kids. Be patient, anything that you would NOT do to your kids, DO NOT do to your pet.
    scaruso08

    Answer by scaruso08 at 9:14 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • thanks for all the answers everyone!! all except the rubbing of the nose in the carpet
    tnteaton

    Answer by tnteaton at 12:59 AM on Nov. 5, 2008

  • ACK are you serious with the nose rubbing? How cruel.. glad to see so many are against it..
    mamakirs

    Answer by mamakirs at 4:13 PM on Nov. 5, 2008

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.
close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN