Going on Paper

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Going on Paper

Postby athenasmom » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:52 am

How do i train my dog to go o the newspaper instead of all over my floor?

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Re: Going on Paper

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:29 am

How old is she? Why are you paper training her instead of teaching her to go outside?

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Re: Going on Paper

Postby athenasmom » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:38 pm

she is 8 weeks and i didn't know if she was too young to go out bc i live in WNY where its very cold

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Re: Going on Paper

Postby Mooresmajestic » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:35 pm

If you teach her to go on paper or pads now, she will do it forever. Imagine a 50-60 # dog eliminating on paper in the house.
Going outsidein the cold shouldn't be an issue. Your pup will only be out long enough to do her business. At this age, take her out with you on leash so you can make the trip quick.

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Re: Going on Paper

Postby ThreeTails » Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:06 pm

Take her outside, for the reasons listed above.

My pup was potty training during a cold snap where it was routinely freezing or colder. The discomfort of going outside in the cold was still preferable to the discomfort and shame of going potty inside where I didn't want her to. It takes her 45 seconds to get outside, do her business, and get back to the warmth inside!

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Re: Going on Paper

Postby mm1223 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:35 pm

Drag her to the scene of the crime and tell her NO! Yell at her every time, and have everyone in the household involved. You have to let her know its not acceptable. She will catch on eventually. Everyone has that problem at first. She will get the picture. NEVER accept her doing her busssiness indoors.......NEVER!! She will learn.

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Re: Going on Paper

Postby mm1223 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:36 pm

And when she goes outside, praise her.

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Re: Going on Paper

Postby Curly_07 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:39 pm

Do NOT yell at her! That is not the way to train anything positively. Please disregard that post.

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Re: Going on Paper

Postby mm1223 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:50 pm

Sorry about that. I should have clarified what I meant. Didn't mean scream. Just to let her know it wasn't acceptable. "Yell" wasn't a good description.

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Re: Going on Paper

Postby mm1223 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:04 am

I let my guy know that going in the house was "frowned upon", and praised him when he went outside....he got the message quick. Just to clarify, I NEVER was aggressive with him.

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Re: Going on Paper

Postby Curly_07 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:38 am

You also stated "drag her to the scene of the crime"....Do not do this either. This only tells the dog you don't like it being there in THAT spot, not showing her where it IS acceptable to go.

Here is an article on how to Positively potty train: http://puppydogweb.com/articles/howtopottytrain.htm

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Re: Going on Paper

Postby Amie » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:11 am

Curly_07 wrote:You also stated "drag her to the scene of the crime"....Do not do this either. This only tells the dog you don't like it being there in THAT spot, not showing her where it IS acceptable to go.


More specifically, it tells the dog that having people hold its collar is going to be scary and maybe painful. Nothing good comes from that.

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Re: Going on Paper

Postby Curly_07 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:54 am

^^^ True Amie!

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Re: Going on Paper

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:01 pm

mm1223 wrote:Drag her to the scene of the crime and tell her NO! Yell at her every time, and have everyone in the household involved. You have to let her know its not acceptable. She will catch on eventually. Everyone has that problem at first. She will get the picture. NEVER accept her doing her busssiness indoors.......NEVER!! She will learn.


Seriously, OP, ignore everything in this post.


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