Saturday, April 6, 2013

A New Arrival With Some Un-Learned Issues

My -Uggle, (beagle), who is housebroken, but not bed-broken.

Here is yesterday's question,,another common concern with may pet parents.

I have a 6 month old puggle who just came to live with me. She is not house broken. She goes to the bathroom everywhere. On the floor, the furniture and bedding. She even goes in her crate. She will not go on puppy pads or newspaper. I will put her in her kennel outside for a couple hours at a time and she will not go in the kennel but as soon as you bring her in, she will go on the floor or sofa. She is not learning from my other dog who is older. I don't know what to do. HELP!!!
Here is my response:

Hello Gail,
Congratulations on your new Puggle. They are a sweet, snorting bunch of happiness. They are irresistible and adorable and fun!
For information on housebreaking see;
For information on your puppy and their rearing see:
Puppies learn from their parents. It is an active process. The longer you wait to be disciplined and consistent with your puggle the longer and harder it will be to train.
Start now. Be consistent, be kind, be forgiving, and be steadfast, after all it's not your puggles fault they didn't learn, its your puggles parents fault not being taught.
All of these articles are listed in our Pawbly blog. See the tab above.
Here's my crash course housebreaking training. Your puggle is either outside being trained, tied to you if inside, or in a crate. Three places, that's it. Never give them the opportunity or chance to disappoint you or miss a training session.
It's not impossible, but it's time for housebreaking boot camp!
Oh, lastly, I don't believe in housebreaking on puppy pads or newspaper unless that is your long term goal.
Please read the blogs and keep me posted as to how things are going..Ask your vet to help if you stumble, and make sure your puppy is up to date with vaccines, healthy, and not suffering from any medical conditions that might complicate your house breaking.
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1 comment:

  1. Hi Y'all,

    Could the pup have an infection aggravating her training, or is she doing number one and two indoors?

    Just a thought.

    BrownDog's Human