My dog is almost 2 years old and she still poops and pees in the house. She is a havanese. help me make her stop!!!!!!!!
on Aug 28th 2008
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Has she been doing this for the ENTIRE time you have had her? When does she does this? Is it when you are home or away? Do you have a crate for her? You should crate train her, and even at 2 years old, she is still able to be trained. By keeping her in a crate, when you are away, you regulate where she can and cannot go. Also, most dogs will not go to the bathroom in their crate. Do you take her out often? Do you go outside with her to make sure she has gone? If you are just letting your dog out and you have never actually gone to see her go, she won't. You can't trust them to figure it out themselves. Try crating her when you are not home or when you cannot watch her. Keep her confined to areas where you can keep your eye on her and take her out after naps, eating, or any time she starts sniffing the floor like she might go. Message me if you need more help.
Sergeant answered on 8/28/08. Helpful? / 0
Please bring a urine/fecal sample to the vet. It sounds like your dog may have incontinence or a urinary tract infection.
Also, teach your dog that it's GOOD to go outside. The more she associates going outside with good things, the more likely that she'll go outside. For example, when she goes outside praise her like wild and give her some treats that she really loves and some playtime if she wants.
When you catch her going inside, just startle her with a "no!" and pick her up and take her outside and praise, treat, and play. When you catch what she leaves behind in the house but not her, just clean it up. Correcting a dog without catching it in the act is pointless.
Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011) answered on 8/28/08. Helpful? / 0