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How to house break your pup by humon How to house break your pup by humon
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Thought I'd share. :)

I'm sure there's easier methods, but this one is foolproof.
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Nafreteri Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this reminds me when my dalmatian is still a ppuppy, even at 3-4AM I have to take him out just to pee and even thought im soooo tired and sleepy I still have to exagerate expressing my happiness when he pee/poop outside. lol. puppies really like being praised XD
Desmodeus Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Calling the dog to the mess and pointing at it does indeed work; perhaps not for all dogs, but for every dog we've ever owned, it worked.
How did we know? The second or third time it happened, we merely had to point at it and they did the 'ears down, tail between legs 'oh crap'' business.
xLunastarx Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have potty trained all my dogs in nearly the same way. But as they are all large breeds I used dog crates instead of a box. It's normally called crate training and is the most used method by dog lovers. Also when I take my dogs out, I clearly tell them to "Go potty ___." (Dog's name.) and when they only do 1 or 2 I tell them to "Finish going potty ___."(Dog's name again.) Though they sometimes only need to pee so I often just say "Go potty ___." (Dog's name.) So now I have dogs that practically go potty on command. XD I didn't even realize I was training them to go on command til my mother pointed it out. LOL And it is harder for people to get little dogs trained as they have such small bladders they have to go potty more often then a large dog. Which often frustrates their owners something fierce. My dogs can go usually 4 or 5 hours between potty breaks. Sometimes even longer if we go out and leave them at home. Of course when we leave them at home they are either in a crate or outside in a kennel depending on weather. In the crate they will never go potty and will hold it till we get back. If in the kennel they just go when they like and we clean it up once we get home. Kennels should always be cleaned of poop (They make poop picker upers for this reason.) and if on concrete you can hose down the pee as well. Otherwise, with a dirty kennel you run the risk of worms.
Berdock Featured By Owner Edited Oct 4, 2014
never tried to train in any way my dogs, i'm starting to think it is a good idea to try when i get one again
ChickadeeandFernando Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
House training our Bull Mastive was hard, because it could just step out of every box we found by the time it was three weeks.
ParagonOfDragons Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the method my family has always used. We also combine it with this rule of thumb: Always take your puppy out directly after feeding time, nap time and play time. It worked like a charm for all of our puppies except one. She didn't become fully house broken until she was about 10 months old, no matter how hard we tried. All the others were house broken much faster. XD
RobertKing1992 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
I assumed this was common sense..... no?
Or was I just raised with dogs....

Be forewarned - if the dog knows its a bad thing to pee/poop indoors, and you piss it off for WHATEVER reason, don't be surprized if your house broken dog decides to pee in a place where he isn't suppose to just to get back at you. =3=.... unless that's just my dog too....
LUKKY Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Dogs do not have the mental capacity for reasoning in that way. They don't do things out of "spite" or to "get back at you". Those are purely human emotions. Dogs misbehave because of boredom, fear, stress/insecurity, or they're displaying dominance/marking territory over another animal (including you)
but never spite.
Desmodeus Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Depends on the dog.
We had* one puppy that definitely knew where it was supposed to crap, but if I put him outside for an hour while I got ready to leave the house, the first thing he did when I let him back in was crap right in front of me... he'd then bolt because he knew there'd be trouble.
I have no understanding of why he did this, but do it he did.

*This is the only dog my family ever gave away because we couldn't handle it.
LUKKY Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Sounds like separation anxiety to me.

Dogs can pick up on your energy and they learn through repetition.
You would put him outside every time you were getting ready to leave. You probably anticipated that he would misbehave and he could sense that anxiety coming off of you.
So to him outside + anxiety from you = you leaving (scary)

So he was probably in a state of anxiety the whole time you were gone and couldn't relax to poop. 
So as soon as you came back and he could relax... poop. 
But then you'd get angry because of the poop and he'd know that anger = bad. 
So he'd run away. 

My point is that it's not spite. 
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