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How do i get my stupid dog to stop pooping and peeing in the house?


  1. Delilah says:

    Its never too late. Buy a crate just large enough for your puppy to stand and lay down. If you get one that is too large, your dog will mess in one end and sleep in the other. Take your dog out every morning when he wakes up, every night before bed, 30 minutes after eating, after waking up from a nap, and after playing for 30 mintues or so. Feed your dog the same time every day. Do not leave food or water out all day. Time your dog eating. Allow your dog only 20 minutes to eat then put food away. This will make it easier to monitor when he needs to go out. You do not need to leave water out because he is indoors in an air conditioned environment. Everytime he does his business outside, quietly say "good dog" then immediately reward her with a treat. If she doesn’t go, put her back in the kennel, wait a few minutes then take her out again. If she is taking too long to go, then take her for a walk. The exercise will get her system going so that he will want to go. Since your dog is still making a mess around the house, never let her out of your sight. This way, you can monitor her more closely to see when she needs to go. If she starts sniffing around alot, take him out before she gets into position. If she starts to get into position, make a loud noise to get her to stop and tell her outside then take her out. Once out tell her "go potty". If you ever find presents left behind by her, but didn’t see her do it, do not scold here. sHe will not understand why she is being scolded.

  2. SK says:

    get a doggy door bell…i got my toy poodle one and everytime she needs to go out she rings it and never has an accident now. it only took her like 5 minutes to learn how to use it. I found it online at

  3. kentucky.lovin says:

    The Golden Rule of Housetraining is…
    NEVER let an un-housetrained dog out of your sight while the dog is inside! Every time a dog relieves himself inside, it teaches him that it is OK to go inside. An un-housetrained dog should be either: (1) inside, under your supervision; (2) outside; or (3) in a crate. If you follow these rules of housetraining, your dog should be housetrained in only a week or two. And, yes, adult dogs can be housetrained! It is often easier with adults.

    Dogs are clean animals and always prefer to keep their home clean. Your dog wants to do the right thing once he knows what it is. You must show your dog the preferred spot for eliminating-outside!

    The best method of house training is the crate method (Click here for an idea of what a typical day of crate training is like.) Buy a pet carrier or cage only big enough for the dog to stand up, turn around, and lay down in. This will be the dog’s “den” and sleeping place. It goes against a dog’s instinct to foul his sleeping place. Even young puppies will try their best not to go inside their crate.

    On the dog’s first day home, let him wander in and out of the crate at will. Place a blanket or towel in the crate along with some dog treats and toys. Let him get the idea that the kennel is his own private room. Put it where it’s out of the way, yet where the dog is near the family and can watch what is going on.

    Young puppies must be taken outside many times a day. Young puppies need to eliminate within 30 minutes of playing, eating, sleeping, drinking or exercising. Older dogs need to go out four or more times daily. Always take the dog to the SAME spot outdoors to relieve himself. The smell will remind him why he’s there.

    When puppy relieves himself outside, PRAISE him, "Good Dog!!” and give him a treat. Praise for good behavior is the key to housetraining! A dog will quickly associate going outside with treats, and will be eager to relieve himself outside.

    If you’re inside and notice the dog starting to sniff and circle, quickly grab him up or encourage him to go outside. If you catch him in mid-stream, startle the pup with a noise, and then take him outside. Stay to praise him if he finishes.
    What if you notice a mess on the floor but didn’t see your dog do it? Just clean up the mess without scolding the dog. Dogs are not able to associate past mistakes with a correction from you. You must catch the dog in the act for your correction to be effective. Rubbing the dogs’ nose in the mess or hitting him with a newspaper will just shame him and lead him to relieve himself in hidden places inside.
    Use a cleaner that will kill smells and bacteria, such as Simple Green (grocery stores), Nature’s Miracle (pet stores), or vinegar and water. If you don’t thoroughly clean up the spot, the dog might return to that spot and the smell might make him feel the urge to go inside.

    Remember, dogs don’t like to foul their den. At bedtime, take puppy outside and then lock him in his crate for the night. He’ll make an effort not to foul his bed. Then take him outside first thing in the morning.· Some young puppies may not have the muscle control to hold it all night and will have to be taken out during the night.

    Don’t feed your dog after about 6:00 pm. This will help the dog to make it through the night with no accidents.

    Dogs can be left in a crate up to 4-6 hours. Dogs should not be left in a crate for more than 8 hours. If you cannot come home during the day while housetraining, consider leaving the dog outside to prevent accidents inside.

  4. layanne1 says:

    What ever you do, do not make your dog an outside dog because that is cruel and mean. Anyways, I would just make the dog go outside in the morning, after lunch, and before bedtime. And, make sure it uses the bathroom though. Then when it comes in, give it a treat. If you do this, it will learn that it is suppose to use the bathroom outside and that becuase it did that, it got a reward for doing the right thing.

  5. Jo says:

    Consistency is key. Have consistent feeding times, potty breaks, walks. You’ll have to have the potty breaks more frequent to start. She will need a lot of direct supervision when starting to do this. Make sure when she is out for a potty break it is long enough to take care of all of her business. You can utilize a small kennel cab- no bedding, towel or anything to lay on and no food or water inside. Just big enough to stand in and turn around. Don’t use this as punishment, but rather for keeping her in when you can’t watch her and not for too long.
    If you are consistent with feeding, walking and breaks, she will start to go where you want her to. If she doesn’t like to get on wet grass or wants to hurry in from the snow, make her stay out there longer and make her get on the grass. Keep re-directing her there until she does her business.
    If she has an accident before you can get her outside, pick her up, take her to where she went and in a low calm but firm voice say NO POTTY INSIDE. Pick up the feces with a paper towel and have her in your other hand. Take both outside to an area where you want her to go and place it outside there and put her down near it and say Go Potty or Take a Break. Whatever you will consistently say when you want her to go. Since she just went, she may not do more than fake a squat. If she does that, or goes a little, anything, then tell her "good dog!" and pet her and take her inside.
    She just needs consistent training. The more consistent you are with her schedule the more apt you are to succeed in training her.
    Clean the indoors soiled area with something like 1/4 cup distilled vinegar and 3/4 cup warm water. Pour from the center over the soiled area until it extends a bit beyond the visible ring or area soiled. Let it soak in for a few minutes then tamp up solution with rags or paper towels, including around the visibly damp area. Next, get some resolve tough stain carpet cleaner and spray that on the area, scrub it in and tamp it up. This way you will have no odor or stain from the dog.

  6. Pam says:

    First of all, it seems there is an attitude issue towards the dog ("stupid dog"). Loose it, otherwise there might be a present on your bed from her.

    It’s called training. If left to figure it out for themselves, yes, you’ll have a mess all over your home.

    Back up a few steps. Crate train…. when she wakes up, after she eats, after she plays, take her out. If she goes outside, give her a little free time in the house (a little). Crate her when she cannot be supervised to watch for signals she is looking for a place to go.

  7. Kit_kat says:

    how about house training. teh dog isn’t stupid just been trained it’s ok to do it in the house.

  8. Saxton says:

    Firstly, you need to address your pack leader abilities. Are you being a good pack leader ? This is usually told by the dog’s behaviour (good vs bad).
    To take on the pack leader title make sure you walk your dog. Make sure she follows you (doesn’t walk in front of you or sniff around) and has her attention on ‘the walk’ – with you leading.
    Then you will be able to train her better – not by using frustration or anger either but by being relaxed & assertive. She’ll respond much better once she knows what her Pack Leader wants her to do.
    Good Luck!

  9. anne b says:

    Possibly something you should have researched before you got the dog. Minpins are notoriously difficult to potty train. You now know this, so why are you not finding a trainer, buying a book on potty training, etc? There are some great books at the bookstores all about pins and how to train them. Go buy one.
    One of the main reasons pins end up in shelters is owners who don’t take the time to learn how to train their pin and stick with it until they are successful. Not stupid dogs-stupid owners.
    Sure hope I don’t see your dog in rescue.

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