having a bit of trouble with new puppy help please!

United States
March 1, 2010 7:28pm CST
So I luv luv luv Raven our six month shitzu but I do not like the fact he is not housebroken, for two weeks we have tried everything I could find searching the net. 1. giving him a treat when he went out. 2. taking him out everyhour 3. taking the other dog out with him and giving her a treat when she went and he didn't 4. Scolding him for making a mess. Nothing has worked, we take Raven outside and he stands and wags his tail comes inside and does his business on the floor, I am at my wits end.
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@Mike4me (567)
• Philippines
2 Mar 10
I just had this new puppy and i was having problems with him as well. I always research online on how to control his behavior, and how to train him and follow me. try going to this site: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/housebreaking.htm it's very helpful to me and i got to control my puppy's behavior tho sometimes he still does it, I just learned how to make him follow what i tell him to do. He's still on training until now. He's been with me for 3 weeks now and I taught him to sit, stay and come on my command and i'm so happy he is such a fast learner. Good luck on your puppy.
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
2 Mar 10
I have a shih tzu to but he was trained before I got him. They are very smart dogs and should learn really quick. I think you should go online to the dog whispers' site, www.cesarsway.com. There is a section about Puppy tips and I'm sure you will find out how to train him. Good luck to you.
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@Java09 (3085)
• United States
3 Mar 10
What you do is monitor the water,and you have to take the dog out every two hours.That's the way I house broke my Lhasa Apso which is related to the Shih Tzu.They are hard to house break,so you're gonna have to make sure every two hours to take him outside,when I started that with my dog ,he did catch on.But don't allow him to freely drink water,because dogs will drink it ,even when they're not thirsty,because it's something to do.
• United States
3 Mar 10
Its funny he doesn't drink the water that often when we leave it out. We had to buy a bunch of chew toys too, He started chewing on everything and i mean everything, but we can distract him with a chew toy.
• United States
20 Mar 10
Shitzu's are notorious for being difficult to housebreak, and if they smell their urine in the house, they will go again and again, no matter what. Get some ammonia or urine scene remover and remove all traces of the smell of urine. Even if you don't smell it, chances are it's there if you haven't used something powerful to get rid of it. The same goes for feces. That too can leave a smell behind detectable to dogs. Next, twenty minutes after your dog has drank water, and one hour after he's eaten, take him for a walk in your neighborhood. Walking generally helps urge them to go. When he does, praise him. Also, watch out for detail signs he's about to go. Walking in circles, with nose to the floor, pawing, that sort of thing. Immediately leash him and take him to the door, and say firmly, OUT. And take him outside to do his business. Remember you have to be quick and attentive. For a dog that has never been housebroken, it can weeks or months to do so for some breeds. Just be patient and persistent about it.