|Barked: Mon Aug 27, '12 1:12pm PST |
|For the first time in my adult life I am now living in an apartment with my 2 Chihuahuas. Daisy is 7 years, Bambi is 8 months. Both were fairly house trained back at home where we just had rugs on tile, and most importantly, a dog door. Obviously we aren't going to have a dog door here. Even if I could install one there is dangerous wildlife/people/strays/etc, and my dogs are small, easy prey.
I already went and got a thing of Nature's Miracle as a "just in case". My biggest problem/worry is that the carpet is kind of a shag carpet, so I worry I just won't see the urine. The carpet I had in my dorm last year was easy to clean because it was that cheap indoor/outdoor stuff with no pad underneath. Any tips on finding it if/when it does happen? It has only been about 48 hours since I have been here, and I have been really careful about it, but at some point I imagine that something will probably happen and when they do pee on carpet it practically disappears.
Also, how do you know when they need to go out? Any training tips for teaching them to tell you when they actually need to go? So far I take them out every 30-60 minutes when not crated and/or just watch them like a hawk. I can tell by their body language, but it would be nice if they could go sit and whine by the door or something as a back-up for if I happen to be ditsy.
Thank you for any and all tips!
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