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One of my dogs cannot grasp the concept of using the bathroom outdoors, we have tried for the past year to train her and it is not working. We have hardwood floors and while I flush her poo, I cannot figure out another way of cleaning up her urine other than paper towels, or toilet paper. Any ideas?
 

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well i have a 2 year old dog that took almsot a year for my mom to train while i was at school.<br><br>
i also have a 13 week old puppy who i fully trained by 10 weeks.<br><br><br><br>
what im saying is it is basically the dogs willingness. it will come with time. Dog's have a very uncontrollable bladder when young just as humans. Basically, if you catch your dog in the act in the house, yell at her to startle her. take her outside and praise her a lot. never hit your dog or especially put her face in the stuff.<br><br>
one big thing i think to have him trained in a week is constantly take him outside. go out with him always. praise him ALOT! when he goes outside, and lovvvvvvve him
 

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Could I suggest a crate for when you can't be home with her?<br><br><br><br>
You could also put her on a feeding schedule, give her about 30-1 hr. after feeding, and then take her potty. Also remember she'll have to go after sleeping, or playing.<br><br><br><br>
Also another thing you could do while your at home, tether her to you.<br><br>
Keep her collar & leash on at all times, and keep her beside you at all times. Yes this sounds excessive, but it works. Sometimes they'll like to sneak off in a corner and they can't do that if they are following you around the house all day.<br><br><br><br>
As for clean-ups, I would defiantely use some type of enzyme spray to clean up the potty accidents. Just swipe it up with some paper towels, spray with a good pet cleaner (some people like Natures Miracle) and your done.<br><br><br><br>
Also, almost forgot to mention. If you catch her in the "act", clap your hands and startle her (even if she's in mid-stream), then scoot her outside right away and if she finishes up the job then praise her endlessly. As I'm sure you already know, don't ever, ever hit her for having an accident. This will only make her scared of you.<br><br><br><br>
HTH,<br><br>
Michelle
 

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Could I suggest a crate for when you can't be home with her?<br><br><br><br>
You could also put her on a feeding schedule, give her about 30-1 hr. after feeding, and then take her potty. Also remember she'll have to go after sleeping, or playing.<br><br><br><br><b>Also another thing you could do while your at home, tether her to you.<br><br>
Keep her collar & leash on at all times, and keep her beside you at all times. Yes this sounds excessive, but it works. Sometimes they'll like to sneak off in a corner and they can't do that if they are following you around the house all day.</b><br><br><br><br>
As for clean-ups, I would defiantely use some type of enzyme spray to clean up the potty accidents. Just swipe it up with some paper towels, spray with a good pet cleaner (some people like Natures Miracle) and your done.<br><br><br><br>
Also, almost forgot to mention. If you catch her in the "act", clap your hands and startle her (even if she's in mid-stream), then scoot her outside right away and if she finishes up the job then praise her endlessly. As I'm sure you already know, don't ever, ever hit her for having an accident. This will only make her scared of you.<br><br><br><br>
HTH,<br><br>
Michelle</div>
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That's all exactly what I have to do when housebreaking any adult dog.
 
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