|Barked: Thu Jan 26, '12 1:56pm PST |
|Are you giving him treats when he does pee out side?
You need to reinforce the behavior that you like by saying "good potty" or whatever phrase you plan on using when he is popping or peeing outside and then give a treat. This way he will want to go potty when you tell him to outside because he will get a treat. Some people even use a special high value treat for potty training, like hot dog.
I also think that you need to take him outside more often when we started potty training we used the twenty minute rule, which is take the puppy out twenty minutes after everything they do like eating, drinking or playing and immediately after waking up from a nap.
You also need to stop the puppy from going in the house he will never learn not to go in the house if he is allowed to do it. So you need to either crate him after he doesn't go outside or you need to tether him to you so you are always aware of what he is doing, so you can see the signs that he needs to go out, for instance sniffing, whining, or making circles.
If you go with the crate method the way it works is that if the puppy does not go within 10 minuets of being outside, then you take them back in and put them in their crate wait 15 minutes and then immediately take them back out to go potty. When they do go you praise them and then the puppy gets free supervised play time.
As for liking the crate the most often used suggestions are to hide treats in it, to feed your puppy in it, or to throw treats in their so the puppy goes in and shut the door for increasing periods of time. My pup was not a fan of the crate at night for the first week but now she loves it and will go in on her own when she thinks we should go to bed, sometimes it just takes time. Best of Luck!
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