June 13, 2017 9:22am CST
I got myself a black boxer puppy when she was 10 weeks old. She is now 5 months old, almost 6 months.She is a great dog and seems smart. I have taught her sit, stay, shake, lay down, roll over, high five...but I am having issues with potty training.I have learned that she will go to the door and stare me down, she doesn't whine or anything and that is her cue when she has to go out. But, if I am not in sight, she will go into her crate and pee, or on her bed and pee...and she will go to the back door and poop. I praise her, I give her treats, I try to constantly take her out...any suggestions?
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• Hartford, Connecticut
14 Jun 17
Do you use wee wee pads? I found they help a bit. She is still young- So you praise her when she goes out? Try to tell her NO (IF you catch her in the middle of doing it and run her outside right away and then praise outside) So she gets the idea that you unhappy with in the house and Happy with the outside. she will get the hang of it.. my girl is 1 and 1/2 and she will sometimes still go inside if she gets excited. She literally sits by the back door and will beg me to go out what seems like almost constantly - often I tell her you just went out or you just got back in.. but really when I let her out.. she runs out there and pees again every time.. I think they just don't have good bladder control for a while.. lol
15 Jun 17
@minx267 I was using pee pads, but was told by the vet that they will think that it is ok to go in the house with them...so I quit using them...even though it made my life alot easier...lol...And when she goes out and does her business...I praise her and give her treats. I have heard that they don't have much control of their bladder when they are puppies...so I guess we will eventually get the hang of it.