What is the best way to train a puppy , from wetting on the floor?

United States
February 4, 2007 2:59pm CST
My daughter has gotten a puppy for her birthday and we are having a hard time training it. I take her outside as soon as she eats or drinks,sometimes she will go and other times she waits till she comes inside to go. This morning she run to the back door and started barking, I had my hands full and I told her to hold on. Just as i said this she run over and started going ,my daughter grabed her , took her out side and then she wouldnt go any more. If anyone can tell me a better way to do this, id really appreciate it!
2 responses
• United States
4 Feb 07
I know it's very difficult to train a puppy! It seems to take FOREVER, doesn't it? It is definitely the best idea to feed a puppy, and then take it outside immediately to use the bathroom. That way it learns that it does its business outside, and not inside. Most trainers will tell you that a puppy does not have the same kind of "memory" that we have as people, so if you find a spot on the floor, it won't do any good at all to fuss at the puppy for the spot. You have to catch the puppy in the act, and then take it outside immediately. What worked for me with my puppy was the "eeeaaaa" noise, which I can't really spell properly online. It's like a buzzer noise. Puppies are still learning English, but they know tones of voice. "EEEaaaggghhh", like a buzzer noise, is something that they KNOW means "stop" or "bad." My dog is now almost five years old, and if she is doing something she isn't supposed to, that noise will still stop her in her tracks. Maybe try that if you catch the puppy in the act, which might make it stop, and then you can take it outside to finish? Also, perhaps consider crate training :) There are tons of books on crate training at local libraries, and tons of websites that explain how to do it if you don't feel like driving to the library. You will get there - don't give up! :)
• United States
6 Feb 07
Thanks so much for your help.If the puppy is getting ready to do her job inside I usually call her name and she tucks her tail between her legs and runs to hide.We try to take her every time she eats , but sometimes we take her out and she wont go right then,sometimes she gets back in and then trys to go.I am glad that you gave me the crate idea, i will go and look it up.Thanks again
• Philippines
9 Feb 07
i know one time,my mother hold our dog"diwata" means goddess.and she said, dito ka tatae ha? which means, this is the place where you can poo-poo... :) and she let the dog poo there, and the following day we noticed that our dog poo where my mother told him so. just be gentle in training your dog, and i am sure he will learn. goodluck,