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Old 06-15-2007, 12:40 AM   #1
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OT-New Dog-Losing my mind
Well, I went and got another dog yesterday. He was turned in by his owner for not being potty trained quick enough, he's 1 year now. The shelter neutered him and said he was doing really well with his training. Well, I get him home and can't get him to go outside, but he has no problem going inside So this is what I'm doing...

Take him and Rose (my other dog) out together, she will always go potty because she knows, let Rose back inside, give him a few minutes more, if he doesn't go take him in and crate him, give him 10-15 minutes in the crate, take him out and tell him to go potty, if he does *which he hasn't yet* let him in, otherwise back in the crate

We are one out 5th trip outside and I know the second he gets let back in the house he's going to go Does this sound like it will work?
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Old 06-15-2007, 12:47 AM   #2
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Have you tried doing the whole cleaning up his pee with an old rag, and then putting the rag out in one spot in the yard- then taking him there to pee? My Dad did that when training our lab puppy a few years back and he still will go to that spot first and have a little pee, before deciding if he wants to go elsewhere in the yard, lol.
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Old 06-15-2007, 12:48 AM   #3
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Poor baby. He's in a new place and scared. I'd ask the shelter what they did that helped him do well. Also, what breed(s) is he?
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Old 06-15-2007, 12:54 AM   #4
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He's a beagle. Trouble all the way. I just went out there to the crate, he chewed though the leash I left on him *sigh* I tied him out and I'm just going to hope he goes. It's just a frustrating time, we're leaving on vacation tomorrow and there's just a lot going on already.
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Old 06-15-2007, 01:02 AM   #5
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I just brought him in, he was barking. I swear the neighbors are going to get pissed soon. I have him leashed to my leg. The shelter said not to let him have free range of the house until he can be trusted.
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Old 06-15-2007, 01:03 AM   #6
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It's dangerous to leave a leash on an animal. It can get caught on something and choke him or her to death.

These people would take him. Or at least return him to the shelter. I don't wish to be rude, but it's cruel to bring a dog into your home the day before you're leaving for several days. :(
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Old 06-15-2007, 01:10 AM   #7
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No, they are both coming with us.
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I really really feel for you. We have a beagle too, and it took forever to train her. Fortunatley for us, we live in the country and I can let her out to run. She always comes home but can burn off energy.
Once I was able to leave her outside for longer periods of time, she finally didn't pee in the house anymore.
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Old 06-17-2007, 01:06 AM   #9
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Bless you for rescuing a dog! I have such doggie problems. First, be patient, that's the best thing you can do. Indoors get him some belly bands ("pawty pants"). This is made by one of the volunteers with a rescue I volunteer with, and is basically a boy's diaper Works wonders.

Then you have to clean up, use Urine Gone (you can get it at Target).....or, it sounds as if you, like me, need the stuff by the gallon - therefore, get Nature's Miracle, it's the same exact stuff as Urine Gone and works!!!!!! And is much cheaper.

Once your dog's scent slowly disappears from within the house, he will get the point to go where his scent is which is outdoors. It also helps to take him for really long walks, the dogs CANNOT keep from urinating where he smells others' scents, as it is their mission in life to leave their scent over others'
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Old 06-17-2007, 07:46 AM   #10
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You have my sympathy, I have been trying to respond to your post for days and everytime I sit down to the computer (or to my knitting for that matter) our new puppy (7mon old SPCA boxer mix) decides she needs attention.

When we got Daisy we were her 4th home and she had been on a leash 2x. Not only did we have to housebreak her, we also had to convince her it was okay to go on a leash. I went to the fabric store and bought webbing for $0.75 yard and basically made a lunge line so she could roam away from us and everytime she went outside on the leash and did her "potty" she got a high value reward (piece of hot dog, string cheese, or liver treat) and if she went in the house she got ignored.

It takes a lot of time, patience, and lost sleep, but they are so worth it Best of luck and keep up the good work.
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