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    Best Potty Training Method?

    It's often said that crate training is the fastest and easiest way to potty train a dog.

    I would love to hear your experiences and tips with crate training or any other method you have used.




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    Quote Originally Posted by jude09 View Post
    It's often said that crate training is the fastest and easiest way to potty train a dog.

    I would love to hear your experiences and tips with crate training or any other method you have used.
    this is how I did it, In my experience was to make sure to take mine out shortly after they ate, & after they played alot, or wakes up, I found that some dog treats are expensive, so what I used was Cheerio's cereal, when ever mine went outside to the bathroom I acted excited and told them they were good girls and gave them a cheerio cereal as a treat, and they seem to go out to go just to get a treat,but it worked, but they do still have the occasional accident in the house, especially over nite, so I found if I pick up their food and water after 6:00 in the evening and put it back down in the A.M. this seems to help, but that is what works for me! I think it might be differ for different ppl





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    I was able to train my last inside dog pretty quickly with the crate method. She was inside with me from the time she was 4 weeks old because her mother's milk dried up and I became her surrogate mother and raised her on powdered goat's milk. I'm in the process of trying to crate train a recently acquired 5 month old mini schnauzer that I acquired 6 days ago. Her previous owner was a young woman who did not have a fenced yard and did not want the puppy in the house with her because it wasn't potty trained. From what I understand, she kept this puppy in a crate outside her back door and became really frustrated with the puppy when she would take her out of the crate on a leash and try to get her to potty. I have a fenced yard and am finding, given enough time, the puppy will do her business but will not be rushed to do so.

    Is it going to be harder to crate train a 5 month old puppy than it would be if she was 6-8 weeks old? I have never tried training one this old before.





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    When we brought our mini schnauzer home from the breeder's at 7 weeks of age....my husband and I took turns getting up every hour to an hour-and-a-half to take her out to potty. Everytime she went potty...we said either "Good PePe" OR "Good "PooPoo", and we jumped with excitment. She quickly learned to "Pee" and "Poop" pretty much on command. She has also spent every night, since we first brought her home, sleeping in her crate. She has never given us any problem. That is just the way we were going to do things and she adapted to the routine very nicely. I believe dogs need a set routine daily just like children do. Either my husband or I made sure one of us was always around her when she was young to watch for the signs of when she had to go out. We, too, took her out after she played, as well as after she ate. We always go with her ...we never send her out alone to potty. RE: Food.....You should NEVER leave the food bowl out all day...if you do... you cannot judge your dog's eliminations. When my dog was a puppy...I put the food bowl down several times a day (small portions), and now that she is older (just turned 2 this past Monday)...she has two meals a day at approximately the same time every day. This way...I always know when she needs to go "Potty". We have had no problems with her with pottying and/or crate training.





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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnn View Post
    When we brought our mini schnauzer home from the breeder's at 7 weeks of age....my husband and I took turns getting up every hour to an hour-and-a-half to take her out to potty. Everytime she went potty...we said either "Good PePe" OR "Good "PooPoo", and we jumped with excitment. She quickly learned to "Pee" and "Poop" pretty much on command. She has also spent every night, since we first brought her home, sleeping in her crate. She has never given us any problem. That is just the way we were going to do things and she adapted to the routine very nicely. I believe dogs need a set routine daily just like children do. Either my husband or I made sure one of us was always around her when she was young to watch for the signs of when she had to go out. We, too, took her out after she played, as well as after she ate. We always go with her ...we never send her out alone to potty. RE: Food.....You should NEVER leave the food bowl out all day...if you do... you cannot judge your dog's eliminations. When my dog was a puppy...I put the food bowl down several times a day (small portions), and now that she is older (just turned 2 this past Monday)...she has two meals a day at approximately the same time every day. This way...I always know when she needs to go "Potty". We have had no problems with her with pottying and/or crate training.
    Wow! Well done MaryAnn! I applaud you and your husbands efforts.

    It really feels great when you successfully potty train you dog. It gives you that feeling of excitement and pride.

    I was really lucky with my dog, when I got him, I was wondering why he keeps on staying beside the door of my house

    he had little accidents but after a while (silly me!) I found out that he was signaling to go outside to potty. It seems that his mother and

    the other dogs from where he came from goes outside to potty he may been already taught be his mom where the proper

    potty place is. He still had a bit of accidents (mainly my fault for not noticing) but he's actually a bit older

    now so he can hold it in for a longer time.




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    thanks for the advice! I've been very lucky with my Rocko too, he still has some accidents but he's constantly improving.





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    Feeding time for a puppy(Yorkie)

    Can i feed every three hours and give water with there food? ( in the day) How many feeds a day can i give ?

    Can i take away the food and water in the evening at 18h00 and offer it again in the morning at 06h00 or what is best?

    the goat's milk powder for how long can i give this to the puppy and when do you stop giving milk to a puppy/dog?

    thanks





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    Hello Debbie..

    I think you should check out this thread to help you with your question

    Eating issues with a yorkie




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    Debbie...How old is your Yorkie puppy? Any dog (puppy or otherwise) should have fresh water available to them all day. I have several water bowls out for my dog throughout our home...kitchen, by the french door that she uses to go out, another upstairs, and yet another out on the back porch. Just like you and I would carry a water bottle and take a drink when thirsty...the dog needs water also since they can't get it themselves. SO...NEVER pick up their water when you pick up their food.

    My little one ate 4 tiny meals a day when we first brought her home from the breeders at 7 weeks, then as she gradually got older I would feed her 3 meals, and now she eats only 2 meals per day...morning and evening only. I leave it down for approximately 20 minutes and then pick up the bowl and she doesn't get it again until the next time. Although she is a slow eater, she has learned that she has to get it ate in that time frame or I pick it up and she doesn't get it again until the next feeding time. If your dog chooses not to eat when you put the bowl down then he/she obviously isn't hungry. I worried when mine wouldn't eat, and contacted her Vet's office and they told me that a dog will not starve if food is in front of them....if they don't eat.. simply they are not hungry....pick it up and they may eat the next time....just like humans. Sometime we aren't hungry either.

    RE: Goat's milk powder...I have no idea. I have never given my dog any milk or milk products other that little bits of cheese once in awhile during training sessions when teaching her something new. I suggest you check with your Vet and have them direct you.





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    hello guys I have something that can help dog owners about this issue.

    Here's a newsletter that Sharda made about the best potty training method for certain types of situations.

    Just click here to read the full newsletter.




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