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potty training 2 dogs

they are 15 weeks and the other is less than a year, boy and girl, if we dont lock them up at night the will pee and poop everywhere, since these dogs are rescued they cannot be smacked even lightly, we are trying to find homes but they need to be trained! Is there an easier way to help the process along?

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Asked by courtneycra at 3:32 PM on Dec. 18, 2010 in Pets

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  • place the dog poo outside and then take them out there one by one to let them smell their poo on the grass. make sure to give them enuff time to walk around outside and sniff ..... they should start to pee / poo outside.

    make sure to take them out often to go to the bathroom and dont leave water for them to drink all nite long, take it up an hour before you go to bed and right b4 u go to bed, take them out to potty.

    Answer by mistik75 at 4:22 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • Rescued or not a dog should never be smacked! Crate train them. If they do have an accident you can not punish them unless you catch them in the act. Get them into a routine and keep them on a schedule.

    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 6:40 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • i don't know

    Answer by onaugh at 11:26 AM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • Smacking, hitting , rubbing the nose doesn't do anything to teach the dog...just makes them hand shy or afraid of you. What you need to do is use the crates and get them on a feeding/water schedule as someone suggested. Train them one at a time to be out in the house with you, but ON a leash. AND reward them right on the spot when they potty outside Here is potty training advice.

    Good luck and I hope they find homes soon!


    Answer by spottedpony at 2:02 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • We bell trained our german short hair. We put a string of bells on the front door. Everytime we open the door the bells jingel so when we were training her we would say need to go outside / need to go potty ring the bell and then we would jingle the bells and take her out. Eventually she learned that if she rang the bells (by nosing them) we would take her out.

    Answer by aubrianasangel at 1:26 AM on Dec. 22, 2010

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