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Time to RIP off the band-aid!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Dar, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    I have 4 dogs 3 min pins and 1 toy fox terrier. The TFT is house broken and she has been for a LOOONG time (she is a senior dog) My min pins one is 3 the other 2 are 18 months old. My min pins will do the deed outside BUT they still also rely on their pee pad. I am finding they are going in cycles.. some days they hardly use the pee pad and other days I can go through 2 in a day.

    the plus side of the pee pad is well no pee on the floor... and when the coyotes are close like the were last week (10 feet from my back door) they can use the pad I dont have to worry about one of them scattering in the trees. and the TFT will go to the front yard and watching 1 dog instead of 4 the TFT will pee and get back in the min pins will go for a stroll before going the deed.

    my dogs are trained NOT to pee on a lead, BUT I cant keep a lead on them all the time while in the house to break the pee pad habit.

    I got to stop the pee pad madness. .. for the record their breeder had NOT been able to get her the parents 100% pee pad free.. she still has them down "in case" and they are used
     
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  2. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    never liked pee pads. little dogs are notoriously stuborn about house breaking so good luck!
    Can you fence in a small area (use an outside dog kennel) to let them out in?

    oh yeah, shoot the coyotes!!
     
  3. coreybee

    coreybee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always tell puppy owners to never use a pee pad in the house. You are in theory training your dog to pee... in the house. Try moving the pee pad closer to the door, then moving it outside onto the stoop/porch/deck, and finally into the yard. I'm sure this will take severla weeks, but it may just work. Oh... and LOTS of treats when they do it in the right place. If all else fails you may have to resort back to crate training until they "get" it.

    That's my 2 cents.
     
  4. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    the pee pad is by the door and they are crate trained...
     
  5. coreybee

    coreybee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would remove the pee pad then (or put it outside). All of their time will have to be monitored for it to work... so no unsupervised time (yes I know it's a pain). As long as they don't pee in their crates, you should have them housebroken or well on their way pretty quickly.

    Good Luck!
     
  6. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I would remove the pee pad then (or put it outside). All of their time will have to be monitored for it to work... so no unsupervised time (yes I know it's a pain). As long as they don't pee in their crates, you should have them housebroken or well on their way pretty quickly.

    Good Luck!

    thats my plan... when the rain stops [​IMG]
     
  7. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    **UPDATE**

    I ripped off the band-aid this morning.. no more pee pad... I washed the floor with a mild bleach solution (one cap full of bleach for 2 liters of water) hoping to kill smells.. wish me luck
     
  8. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    Is there any way you can make them a doggy door with a very small enclosure on the inside, and a larger, predator proof run on the outside, with the pee pad outside? That will help them do better, way less headache for you... Good luck. It's hard sometimes. If they are intact, it can be harder still.
     
  9. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the exact schedule and method you are using right now for pee breaks? Do they walk outside on their own? Did the breeder have them in a small whelping box, or in a larger area?
     
  10. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:they are spayed... and no way to do a doggie door and run.. I would have to cut a steel door... not happening this place is hard enough to heat without the added openings..LOL OR cut bricks.. my exterior walls are double brick 150 years old
     

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