new puppy

United States
April 26, 2008 4:09pm CST
Any tips out there on how to house break new puppy in the family? My new puppy is headstrong and very independent. I take him outside to do his "busniess" and he see my 2 adult dogs, but he just wants to play and then once back inside he "pees" on the carpet!! Thanks....
4 responses
• United States
27 Apr 08
Well, I say you let him pee on potty mats for dogs and buy a small dog fence for him to sleep in until he's about 8 months old. Once he learns to pee on the mat, then you take him out the small fence. Then, you teach him to stay out the fence. Oh, never hit your dog. If he has to be disciplined
• United States
27 Apr 08
ANYWAYS, if he has to be disciplined, just put him in his cage until you think its right to take him out.
• Indonesia
30 Apr 08
take your dog to the carpet that he pees on it.. and then try to talk n express with your body language to him. say that you dont like what he did. after you talk to him, dont forget to caress him and cleaned the carpet until your puppies cant smell his smell his pees. I've already tried it to my dog.. and "she" always make me pitty with her puppy dog eyes;p
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
27 Apr 08
i used to have 3 shihtzus, they are in heaven now. your puppy looks like a shihtzu. he is cute. i used to use those disposable training pads for animals to pee and poo on. you can get them now in grocery stores, not just pet stores. even Target has them now in the pet section. for a future small dog, i would like to train them to use a cat litter box. i wonder if it will work. he is a puppy...all puppies do is play all day... i think the best thing to do is put training pads in different areas where the puppy is allowed to go, and maybe put him on it and let him smell it so he will know...and stay with him when it is time to pee and see if he does anything on it. also, when my shihtzus were old, they had bladder problems, like old people, and i put on them baby diapers, making a hole for their tail to come out of. maybe at night when you sleep, put baby diapers on him...treat him like a real baby, and slowly during the daytime as he get older and used to his home, train him on the training pads. and maybe eventually take the training pad outside and training to pee on the pads outside. slowly step by step until he gets the hang of it and it become routine. Good Luck! i miss my shihtzus...
@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
27 Apr 08
First, never hit your dog! He'll learn to fear you and that will make the problem worse! Puppies are like that. They don't get it, they think the world is their toilet! Do you have a little dog kennel? When he pees on the carpet, pick him up and put him in there with a nice blanket and a toy. He won't like it! He also won't pee in it because dogs won't soil their beds, and the kennel is a bed. When you take him out of the kennel in an hour or so, take him directly outside and see if he does anything. If he does, praise him and hug him. Point to the spot and tell him he's a good dog. If all else fails, and you have some privacy in your yard, take him outside and let him see you pee in the yard. I swear, this works! Three times at the most and he'll get the idea.