|Barked: Wed Jan 30, '08 7:47pm PST |
|Do you have a consistent schedule? Consistency is a MUST when potty training your dog. As soon as you wake up you need to take your dog outside to potty, no matter what. And you need to take your dog potty before bedtime as well.
Have you tried crate training?
What type of cleaning products are you using? The previous poster is right - Products containing ammonia intensify the smell to a dog, therefore making them think that it is ok for them to urniate/defecate at that spot. I recommend Natures Miracle! It comes in a white jug with red lettering. You can find this at PETCO/PETSMART. It is colorless and odorless.
Is it possible for you to shut your doors that you do not want your dog going in? Such as bedroom, bathroom, closet, laundry room doors..
It is also important to give a lot of praise when your dog potties in the correct spot. If your dog is food motivated, it is great to take a couple of high value treats with you when you go for a potty break with your dog. You could try using a voice command such as "Go Potty", or "Get Busy" at a specific spot in your walk.
I live in apartments, so Gunner and I frequently go on walks. Infront of my apartment is a lightpole that I have taught Gunner to automatically go potty on. What I did was this
When I approach the lightpole, I stop and give the voice command of "Go Potty!", in a very pleasant voice.
If he did not go potty, just stood there, started pulling on the lead etc.etc, I would go back inside, wait a few minutes, then try the previous command again.
Once he did go potty by the lightpole, I would IMMEDIATELY give a treat and praise him. Eventually he connected the two, lightpole, potty, treat!
I do not treat him everytime, but vary it throught the day for our walks.
Hope that helps
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