I was given a little girl dog last Sunday. She is just adoreable. Her mother was a Pomeranian, and her father was a Jack Russell/Poodle mix.
She's about 1 & 1/2 years old, and she's the size of a Chihuahua. She's can't weight more than 5 lbs. She's really sweet, doesn't bark, and she is a cuddle bug.
I've got one problem though. She was only half potty trained, because the girl who gave her to me didn't have time for her. She said she was re-homing her because she just had too many dogs, and she was feeling guilty. I lost my beloved Pom about five months ago, because he had poor health. He was a genetic throw back, and he was very large for a Pom--20 lbs.
So I've never had a tiny dog like this before. I've been trying various things, and I do crate her when I'm not home and at night, because she's having potty issues. She will poop in a corner. She tries to hide when she poops. I've been watching her like a hawk, and I take her out LOT! She doesn't like it when it's super cold or rainy, and that's when we have accidents.
Also, I can't give her a blanket in her crate, or she will poop on it and then try to hide the poop in it, and I have a mess. So I just put news paper down in her crate. I would like to make her more comfortable, but each time I put a litle blanket in there for her, she just gets it all covered in poop!
So does anybody have any advice on potty training a tiny dog? I could use some wisdom from those with experience!