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Q: Potty Training HELP!!

July 25, 2009 | By Jordyn T. | 7 answers | Expired: 1847 days ago

Jordyn T.

i have a chihuahua and we want to train her to go potty outside she's getting better but she still goes in the house. also we just bought hardwood floor and if she pees it will be bad for the floor so... any tips.

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Jillian
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Jul 28, 2009

do not crate train or use puppy pads. these are both ass-backwards attempts at potty training that add confusion and delay the process. stick to what you've been doing, it sounds like your pups nearly there. in the meantime, you may want to either block her from the hardwood floor or find a way to cover it and protect it. i don't know how much of your home has this flooring or if it's in an area she's doomed to use. my first thought was visquine plastic. it's thick and durable, but is very slippery if you're wearing socks. that's probably what i would do. it's incredibly easy to clean and your puppy should be fully trained soon enough.

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Kris
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Jul 27, 2009

Crate training worked very well for my dog. Do some short trials with your dog in the crate while you are home so she can get used to it. Make sure the crate is small enough that she can't pee and poop in one area and then have more space to eat and sleep, but big enough that she can move around a little. It wil also help her to be on a schedule where she eats at the same times each day and goes out to potty at the same times each day. Give her lots of praise when she goes potty outside.

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arleen z.
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Jul 26, 2009

Take her out after she eats in drinks . when i had any puppy i took them out every 30 mins then extended over time it always worked for me , A crate helps too if you cant be with her all the time

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Mimors240
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Jul 26, 2009

its okay take it one day at a time i thought i could never potty train my mimi but i did just everytime she/he goes potty out side say good puppy and give it lots of love but if it goes potty inside put it in its keenl and say bad puppy you went potty on the floor and after like three weeks she was trained i hope this helps don't worry all us pet owners have been there done that!!

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Linda B.
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Jul 26, 2009

We've been going through the same thing with Suzy. She's 2 years old, but has suffered so much stress in the last month - being taken to the shelter, then after we brought her home she developed kennel cough, then went into heat, now is recovering from spaying. Every time something is "off" in her life, she pees on the floor. I have puppy pads down and they help. I usually supplement them with the spray on training aid to make sure they retain their scent if they're unused for a few days.

I keep Suzy on a pretty tight schedule of feeding and walking, which helps. I always give her a special treat when she "goes" outside. She loves these treats and doesn't get them any other time, so she associates pottying outside with something she really likes.

Good luck!

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Theresa L.
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Jul 26, 2009

I agree, puppy training pads are the way to go!! Our neighbor's chihuahua was trained on them, and even though she goes outside, she still has accidents and knows to find the puppy pad.

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Anonymous
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Jul 25, 2009

Until she gets the process down, you should try Puppy Training Pads. They are sold in pet stores and some times grocery store. I use them for my dog and they are great. They have an attractant in them that the dog senses but people don't. When they have to go they some how know to go there. It will at least save your floor because they are leak proof and are very absorbent. It's worth a try...

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