Dog training?

I have a one year old have-ton puppy. I have been having trouble potty training her. I would like to get a fence and a doggy door so she could go outside as she needs, but this is not an option. We trained her to go on the potty pads that we have but she would still pee upstairs and only occasionally uses the pads. We just got back from vacation and picked her up from the dog sitters. She has the option to go outside as she wishes there. We have also tried putting a gate up so she can’t get up stairs. She hates (and i mean HATES) being in her crate, thus crate training is not a very good option. Please, how can I potty train this dog!!! Thanks!
I can’t let her out safely for there is nothing to keep her in. and i will NOT chain her up. I do not want to do ANYTHING crule to my little girl, i love her and would like to do this is best way for her.
She sleeps with me in my room not in the crate

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5 Responses to “Dog training?”

  1. Lauren says:

    Housebreaking your dog is seemingly the first test of your patience as a dog owner.

    Perhaps you’re experiencing the following scenario:

    You take him outside multiple times a day and every time, he refuses to make. You assume he just doesn’t have to go, so you bring him back inside and moments later he soils the rug.

    Or…

    You take him outside and he goes, you praise him with "Good boy" and after bringing him back in, moments later he goes again.

    It’s a frustrating cycle not only for you, but for your dog as well. You just can’t seem to make him understand what he’s supposed to do.

    Your dog simply doesn’t understand the rules yet. That’s why it’s important to take your dog outside to make at scheduled times of the day.

    It will take approximately 14 consecutive days of going outside, watching your dog make and praising him for it before he starts to get it.

    During that period, every accident that happens in the house is counted as negative two days. Remember, you’ll want 14 consecutive days of proper housebroken behavior before you can relax a bit.

    After he goes outside, you’ll want to supervise him closely for the next ten minutes he is inside the house. At the first sign of going the the bathroom, take him outside.

    If he does have an accident, only use the "No" command if you catch him in the act. Otherwise, it’s useless and will only confuse your dog.

    The amount of time that you should take your dog outside to make will vary depending on the breed, size and type of puppy.

    It’s generally recommended that you take your dog out every 2-3 hours during the day for the first three weeks. Obviously you won’t be taking your puppy out every 2-3 hours at night before bed. So use the following strategy.

    Take away your dog’s water bowl two hours before bed. During that window of time, walk your dog at least twice. If accidents occur in the middle of the night, you may need to get up once in the night to walk your puppy.

    As your dog gets older, his bladder size will increase and the nightly accidents will disappear.

    After the first month, begin to space out the amount of time you take your dog outside to make. You’ll want to do this until your dog only needs to go out only 3-4 times a day.

    In summary, the trick to all of this is using the follwing tactics.

    * Set a schedule to take your dog outside
    * Praise your dog with the "Good boy" command when he makes
    * In case of an accident, only use the "No" command if you catch your dog in the act
    * Take away your dog’s water two hours before bedtime
    * Walk your puppy twice before bed
    * Always supervise your dog when he is inside AFTER making outside
    * Crate training will ease the process because most dogs will not soil their own bed. Crate training forces them to hold their bladder and in this way they begin to learn that making inside is not part of their normal schedule.

    For the Step-by-Step method of housebreaking your dog within just a few weeks, you’ll want to check out the full Dog Training course through the source link below.

    Cheers!

  2. acegirl94 says:

    Crate training is not cruel. You just don’t like listening to your dogs whine. I don’t either, but it helps in the long run, and it helps a lot with training.

    Dogs naturally won’t mess up their own space unless they absolutely have to, so get a cage that’s big enough for her to stand in and walk in about a circle. IGNORE THE WHINING, SHE WILL GET OVER IT. Every few hours, take her outside. Even in the middle of the night, if you really want this to work. I don’t recommend pads, I’d much rather have you take her on a leash and put her outside. But if you can’t, just put her on the pad and don’t let her stray from it while she’s there. Tell her to "Potty". When she does, pet her and give her positive feedback. Once she realizes to use it on the pad, I recommend putting pads everywhere she can get to, for easier access.

    Don’t feed her pass 6 or 7 PM, unless you feel like cleaning up defecation out of the cage. Like I said, you’ve got to let her out periodically in the middle of the night as well, and I don’t know about you, but I don’t like cleaning up crap at 2 in the morning.

    You may think crate training is cruel, but I’d rather have the the dog mess in a cage instead of all over my house, if she’s got to use it anywhere until she’s fully trained. Crate training helps in the future for when you have those fancy guests over who absolutely hate dogs, or if you happen to need to travel with her to anywhere. Don’t see it as cruel, because it’s not if you do it correctly and effectively.

  3. Kavenia K says:

    I think…u should make him to stay out alwayz (close ur entrance door )…and after he does his business,let him back in!!

  4. corey b says:

    keep wee wee pad training it takes time ,clean the area upstairs with "natures miracle" so she dose not smell that area any more . and yes crate training is cruel. put up a baby gate ,i got mine at k-mart.lots of rewards for going on the pad and she will get it .

  5. Fields of Gold says:

    I think you have got to back to basics with her. Start her off potty training as if she was a puppy. Get rid of the potty pads and take her outside immediately she wakes up in the morning (On a leash) take her to a designated spot where you want her to relieve herself, tell her to ‘go potty’ or whatever phrase you use and wait with her until she goes then praise her and maybe give her a little treat for being a good girl and then take her straight back indoors.

    You must do this again after her breakfast and then after every meal, also after she has been playing indoors for any length of time and always after she has been asleep. Always take her out last thing before you settle her down for the night.

    It will take a lot of your time and a great deal of patience but if you want a clean puppy it is something you must do.

    Eventually she will start to let you know she needs to go outside once she gets used to going to the same place every time. You have to be very vigilant to recognise the signs, i.e. the dog usually gives a little whimper and walks up and down or circles round and round before they actually perform so if you see her doing this take her outside immediately and wait with her. It is no use putting a pup outside on her own, she will only play around and then most probably will come straight back indoors and pee or poop on your best rug. She has to know why she is out there.

    At one year old she should have full control over her bodily functions but it’s up to you to teach her where she must do this.

    At her age she will soon realise what you want of her and within a very short time you will have her housetrained.

    Good luck with her.