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Puppy Place > Desperate for help with house breaking puppy
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Barked: Thu Apr 17, '14 10:42am PST 
I have always had BIG dogs, Button was my first small dog and I was not prepared for how much longer it would take to house train him.
I started training him to pup papers, the cheapest ones I could find. When he went on the paper I made a big deal out of it, like Santa was coming kinds of Big deal.

I also named what I wanted him to do, “Potty” by saying the name repeatedly every time he went on the paper and every time I caught him doing it outside.
My reason for this is so he will learn to go when I ask him to, for traveling, rainy, or very hot or cold days.

Once he got that idea, I moved the paper close to the door.. so we would notice when he went to use them and take him right out.

Still this took a lot longer than with my BIG dogs. Button was close to 5 months before he was regular, and even then there was an accident every now and then.

He turned 1 year in March and now he is totally house trained. Small/tiny dogs are harder on the hole from what I have heard from breeders.
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Small Dogs > Crusty Teeth At Only 1 Year- Advice?
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Barked: Thu Apr 17, '14 10:27am PST 
Button like all of my dogs is raw fed. None of them have any problems with tarter on their teeth. The big girls (except one who will be 4)are all 6 years old with very white teeth.
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Choosing the Right Dog > Small, Quiet low shedder...

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Barked: Thu Apr 17, '14 10:05am PST 
I own a Papillon. He is all of 6 pounds. He barks to alert but does not bark otherwise. Part of not having a dog bark a lot falls on the owner. I have 4 giant breed dogs and my Pap in the house. None of them bark except for alerting. It has never been allowed.
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Small Dogs > Apartment Potty Options

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Barked: Mon Sep 2, '13 8:12am PST 
I put Button in his crate when he is left at home. There is nothing the matter with putting them in the bathroom when you are gone, it sounds like you make sure they are quite comfortable.
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Small Dogs > Am I Being Paranoid?

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Barked: Mon Sep 2, '13 8:02am PST 
I have a toy dog a Papillion and I also have 4 dogs that are all over 100 pounds. I would not bring any of them to a dog park. I learned a long time ago before I got my Papillion it is not safe for dos at dog parks when I just had my big girls, you can never trust what kind of dog might come into the park. The size of a dog has little to do with how stable, socialized or trained it is. It also has nothing to do with what its owner is like.

Instead I take my pack of dogs to a doggie day camp, where in order to go all the dogs have been tested for temperament before they can join the group. They all have to be up on their shots be and be on some kind of flea treatment. Dogs that are in heat are not welcome and neither are dogs that live in a home with dogs that are in heat until the cycle is over.

If the weather gets to hot or cold there is an inside facility where they can play for part of the day and there is fresh water for both playing in and drinking. They are supervised at all times… by trained professionals.

At doggie day camp they make friends and as an extension of day camp we make play dates with their friends for other adventures at parks, hikes, and home visits. For my larger girls there have become more play dates and less doggie day camp since they have made so many friends. My Papillion has only been at doggie day camp for a month now… but has earned the name Mr. Popular.
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Puppy Place > New Puppy
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Barked: Sun Jun 2, '13 9:26pm PST 
I became 12 weeks old just a couple of days ago... whats this I hear you are not to bite???
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Puppy Place > Helping or Curing Diarrhea (After the vet visit of course)

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Barked: Sun Jun 2, '13 9:23pm PST 
You can order pure pumpkin on line and have it shipped to you. Other than that the vet will have something they can give you to help slow the problem and will possibly also give the pup some liquids sub-Q if need be. You can try chicken broth and rice too.
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Small Dogs > Proviable

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Barked: Tue May 21, '13 11:26am PST 
Here is some information about it...

http://www.nutramaxlabs.com/index.php/dog/dog-digestive-hea lth/proviable-dc-for-dogs

When my dogs have loose stools I always add pure canned pumpkin to their diet.
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Small Dogs > Exercise toy for Yorkie???

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Barked: Tue May 21, '13 11:22am PST 
You could also use a dog wheel for him as a way to burn off energy. We plan to make one for Button when he is older.
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Puppy Place > New Pup
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Barked: Tue May 21, '13 11:16am PST 
Last nigt I started giving Button treats everytime he pottied on the pup pads. Today if he pottys on the pup pad and I don't catch him he comes to me and sits waiting for his treat.

He will still have a little mishap here and there, but it is much better.
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