Need help housebreaking my dogs!!!

United States
March 1, 2007 4:39pm CST
I have 2 pug a poos that will be a year in about 2 weeks. We've had problems with them from day one. We take them for a walk, come back in and they poop in the house. I've owned dogs almost all my life and have never had problems like this before. I'm starting to wonder if it has something to do with their breeding. Anyone out there with this problem?
2 responses
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
Pugs are known to be stubborn. They think that they could get away with everything just by doing the head tilt. I had my pug for more than a year now and I ain't having any problems when it comes to pooping time. Every morning I take them out. He can have as much water as he likes during the day. I let him out once in awhile to pee. Then later in the day I let him out to poo, I hold him on a leash and would go to a place where I want him to do his thing. As he grew older I don't go with him anymore because he knows that's his territory. He has his scent on the grass. Everytime he does it perfectly, I praise him like crazy and gives him his favorite treat. It would be better if you have a mini space alotted for him inside your house, if you won't be able to watch him 24/7, try placing him in a crate, place in toys, goodies so he'll enjoy his time inside the crate. hoping you luck on your pug. Oh and it takes time though...patience is a virtue. your pug won't be able to learn it overnight but with your help and every one around him you'll get it through. Good luck!
• United States
2 Mar 07
Well now I know I can't blame it on their genes. So the blame lies with me I guess. We stopped leaving their food out all day, and only offer it for a few hours. That seem to at least make them regular, but not much else. I'm going keep working on it. Thanks for the help.
• Philippines
2 Mar 07
no prob! if you need help on your pugs im very glad to help...
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• United States
2 Mar 07
Yes I do have one more question. How is your dogs temperment with strangers. Or even people who come over on a regular basis. One of our dogs loves everyone! She would lie down to a burgler. The other one hates everything. She's not bad with us, and she's never bitten anyone or anything like that. But she gets so worked up when people come over, she stands in the corner and growls with the hair raised on her back. For being sisters they are so night and day.
• United States
1 Mar 07
I have minature duschounds and i also had trouble house breaking them. I take them out half hr after they eat and they stay outside when the poop. than i give them a treat when i let them in. Do you leave them home alot during the day? that make a big differece also. They get use to doing it in the house. I also use puppy pads and that helps out alot when im gone, they pop on that insted of the carpeting.
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• United States
2 Mar 07
Usually someone is always home, so it's not like they can't go out when they need to. I know I'm not always on top of making sure they get out as often as I'd like. But with all my other dogs 5-6 times a day always worked. But these little girls could be out there all day and not do a thing. Two minutes after they come in they let go. I'm just tired of cleaning up the messes. Thanks for the help!