My Yorkie Wont Use The Wee_Pad
August 10, 2010 2:40pm CST
I love my dog Roxy to death but its been 3 years now and I would of thought by now she would get it and it is so not happening and now Im starting to get aliitle frustated and tired, I dont want to get rid of her just for this shes my baby but I live in an apartment and since day one Ive been trying to train her on the weepad and she just wont she goes were ever she wants and Im not understanding. Ive googled ecerythig about it, I spent alot of money on training books etc and I just cant is there something Im not doing?
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10 Aug 10
We hae a female dog that had trouble with bed wetting. This is the first time I have had a dog that was young do this. So I took her to the Vet, it was explained to me that when a female dog is neutered sometimes her hormones that control the area which controls her ability to feel she needs to go no longer work, so they put her on hormones and this solved the problem. I have since gotten her off of them and right now she is doing fine. Your little girl might have a problem similar to this that could be solved as easily. it's worth investagating.
11 Aug 10
I had the same problem with Nera, but she only dribbled urine while sleeping. Did your dog pee while she was awake too? I don't think Roxy has this kind of incontinence, it seems she has more of a housebreaking problem. But you are perfectly right: before any other training attempts, a visit to the vet is a must.
13 Aug 10
put tiny amounts of his pee on the pad and another requirement is be very very patient.i know its very frustrating.but you have to stand guard specially after he drinks or eat.like an hour after.you have to keep on doing that for at least a week.you will know if he wants to pee or poop because he will be smelling the floor and going in circles.i suggest putting a few pad with his pee scent on it at different locations of the house so that if he pee/poo on certain area you dont have to carry him very far to get to a pad.
11 Aug 10
You don't have to get rid of her because of that. I think it's imposible that you don't succed in housebreaking her. Like in any other training attempt, Consistency is the key. Changes doesn't happen overnight, you have to be patient and consistent until you reach your goal. If I had to describe housebreaking in few words, they would be "routine, confinement, supervise, patience". I know an older dog is harder to train than a puppy, but I'm sure you will succeed. Here is a short description of what you should do: http://petpromise.org/housebreaking.html