So we just adopted a dog from the humane society last week and he is not trained. He is good for the most part when we are home, we just have to make sure we keep on him all day and take him out. At night we keep him in the kennel because we can't trust him to be out on his own. We also put him in the kennel when we leave. We do not put him in there any other time, if we are home he is out. At night he doesn't pee or poop in the kennel. When we are gone, he does it every time. Any training tips?
The dog is a 10 pound Shih Tzu. He is just over a year old. He was in the shelter because the previous owner neglected him. He had to be shaved because his hair was all matted since the owner wouldn't brush him. He is a few pounds underweight. He doesn't know simple commands like sit or stay. We are working with him on that and he seems to be learning them quickly. He is a very good dog except that he isn't house trained.