I have a almost three year old dog, how do I house brake her?

We have been trying to house brake her for a while, but it just is not working. If we stop looking at her for a min or less she just goes right there on the floor. Anything will help!

Asked by Member 1116541 on Dec 4th 2012 in House Soiling
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That's tough, especially if your dog literally goes as soon as you stop looking at her. However, there are several things you can do.

1. Eliminate the smell of your dog's "messes" with enzyme neutralizing cleaner. The smell of old urine will cause your dog to pee in the same places over and over. It'll require a VERY thorough couple of cleanings.

2. Crate train when you're out/asleep. This will force your dog to learn to hold its bladder, as dog naturally don't want to pee in their own "den", as they'll have to sit in it. Look up proper crate-training technique.

3. Make sure you allow your dog plenty of opportunities to toilet outside! If your dog is inside for 10 hours at a time, of *course* it'll go inside!

4. Make a sign for going out. Buy some bells and tie them to your door knob. Before walks, make the dog ring the bell (on its own), then immediately open the door and go out for a walk. Soon your dog will learn to ring the bells to get your attention to go out.

Leo answered on 12/5/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer