The dog is two years old, and his last owner was abusive!!!

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    Keep a close watch on Doggie. When he/she starts sniffing around, that’s the signal to take him outside. When he’s ‘concluded his business’, praise him (mostly, dogs want your approval). To make this work though, you have to be consistent. Keep doing it till he gets the message. Soon, he’ll start standing by the door when he has to go.

  2. James S

    Walk you dog and every time it pees or poops, say “potty-potty”. Your dog will learn to associate those word with the act. Soon your dog will preceive “potty-potty” as a command. All dogs love to obey as long as they preceive you as their leader. That is the beauty of a dog.
    My dog is a house dog. He pees and poops on command. So when I’m in a hurry I take him out to my back yard and tell him “potty-potty” and he goes within one minute. I command, I don’t beg. Only when he finishes do I give him some love. I love my little dog and he loves to please me, his leader.
    How to be your dog’s leader can be easily learned watching the TV program “The Dog Whisperer”. This is a super program and a great help for dog owners.
    Good Luck,

  3. t t

    u should always take the dog outside to go and if he goes in the house then just say no and say his name put his nose in it to smell and say no like a command

  4. bcringle

    You have a long road ahead of you. I’m glad you want to potty train your new dog, but it might not ever work out. The dog has a surface preference and the floor might be it. Take the dog out to go after it has eaten and take it for long walks this will help stimulate the bowels. When you are in the house keep the leash on the dog and when it starts to do the sniffing business take it outside. Anytime it wakes up from sleeping take it outside. You have to teach it that outside is where it is to potty. If you are gone during the day, it is best to keep it in a crate or it will never learn. Don’t have the crate big enough that the dog can potty at one end and sleep at the other end. It should be big enough for the dog to sit, stand and move about a bit but not more than twice the size of the dog. Good luck.

  5. xyirl

    You definitely want to love on the dog, but when he uses your carpet for a bathroom, find him, push his nose into it, and lightly hit his nose to show him that this is bad, then put him outside.

  6. TDR

    Kennel traing is the best i’ve found you buy a suitable sized kennel for the dog. And put it a certain spot in the house i know this sounds mean but keep the dog in the kennel except to go to the bathroom. But don’t forget to get it out to play some but unless your playing with it keep it in the kennel. The dog will eventually stop shiting in the kennel bc it has to sit in there with it & will wait for you to take it out before using the broom. Then gradually let the dog out more and more till its completly stoped shiting in the house. i know it sounds sort of mean but we trained our pitt like that and now shes a wonderfull dog.

  7. Ask April :P

    if you have carpet rub there nose in it if it is hard wood point there head to it and spank them if they potty out side give them a treat!

  8. Rea

    Dogs don’t go to the potty! They go outside! Be patient with the dog. Take him/her for a lot of walks and lots of praise when they do their job! Good Luck.

  9. Ryan

    Stick his or her nose in the pee or poop. Have a stern voice and say no. Spank him or her on the butt and put him or her on the grass.

  10. Dazzling

    Crate training can be fun for the puppy if you make it a POSITIVE experience. The DEN is an integral part of the wild dogs upbringing and safety zone. The same thing applies to the “crate”. Giving the pup special “treats” is a great way to introduce him to his crate. The only time the puppy receives these special treats is when he is in the crate; the treats become associated with the crate.
    Use the crate wisely. Don’t crate only when you are leaving the house. Place the puppy in the crate while you are home as well. Use it as a “safe” zone, or for “time outs”. (thus keeping your sanity)
    By crating when you are home AND while you are gone, the puppy becomes comfortable in the crate and not worried that you will not return, or that you are leaving him/her alone. This helps to eliminate separation anxiety later in life.
    Most puppies will not soil their “den.” The first couple of tries you might have some accidents, but don’t be discouraged. An easy way to avoid accidents in the night for the first few weeks is by following this routine:
    1. set your alarm for about 3 hrs after your normal bed time. When the alarm goes off, get up immediately, go to the crate and CARRY the pup outside (I do this in my robe, with my shoes kept by the door to the outside). Place him on the ground and encourage him to eliminate. PRAISE when he does, and bring him back to the crate. Go back to bed.
    2. Set your alarm for another 3 hrs, and get back to sleep. When the alarm goes off repeat part 1.
    3. After about a week of the above routine, IF it has been successful (no crate messing) then you can set the alarm for * way through your sleep time. Follow the remainder of part 1. When you arise in the morning, TAKE the pup outside BEFORE you do anything else. Feed the pup and then crate. Follow your regular waking routine, then walk the pup one more time before going off to work.
    4. Repeat the feeding, walking and crating at lunch time. Pups from the ages of 2 to 4 months CANNOT control their elimination for much more than 4 hours, so if you cannot return home at lunch time, arrange for someone to do this for you at lunch.
    If the CRATE is too large, the pup can easily soil on one side and sleep on the other. The way to prevent this is to buy a crate that will accommodate your pet when it is fully grown. Then get a box that will fit inside the back of the crate. The box should be large enough that there is only room for the puppy to stand and lie down comfortably.
    As the puppy grows, provide more room by putting in a smaller box, or cutting down the size. When the puppy reliably asks to be put outside to eliminate, remove the box so the puppy can use the whole crate.
    If the puppy messes the crate, replace the box size to the point at which the puppy was reliable, and just give the pup a little more time to learn. In conjunction with crate training, potty training starts immediately.
    Whenever you remove the puppy from the crate or just want the puppy to “go potty,” take the dog to the door that will always be used to “go outside.” Use the SAME door throughout the training period.
    On the handle of this door, tie a bell to a string, dropping it even with the height of the puppy’s nose. When you bring the puppy to the door, lure the puppy to touch the bell with either it’s nose or paw, (using a treat) causing the bell to ring.
    After the puppy rings the bell, give it the treat, (use a SMALL piece of meat or dried liver) and say “OUTSIDE” in a happy tone of voice. Take the puppy outside on leash.
    Reminder: During housebreaking DO NOT allow the pup outside to eliminate alone or loose in the yard. Yes, that means in the rain, snow, whatever: YOU GO OUTSIDE ALSO. Give the puppy plenty of time. Don’t rush or you will be sorry. When the puppy urinates or defecates, praise the puppy with “Good Outside” and again, give the puppy a tiny, tiny treat.
    Continue to wait. When the puppy poops, again praise the puppy with “Good Outside” and give a treat. Go back inside, stop at the door again, and treat once again. If the puppy does not “potty” even after staying outside 15 minutes, return back inside, place the puppy back into the crate, wait 15 minutes and start again from the beginning.
    If done religiously, this training process should take only about 2 weeks for the puppy to understand. This method will work with any dog, regardless of age. If you adopt a dog from a shelter or a rescue program, follow the same routine. Remember, even though the dog is older or even an adult, he still does not know the rules of your home, and may not have ever BEEN in a house. Be PATIENT and this method WILL work.

  11. southern

    get a kennel that is close to the size of your dog.. he should only have enuff room to lay down comfortably.. Keep the dog in the kennel any time he is not being supervised.. When he wakes up or whines after being in the kennel for awhile make sure he goes straight outside.. When your dog potties outside make a big positive fuss over him doing a good thing.. Keep this up for 2-3 weeks and he will eventually get it.. Don’t let him run lose in the house at any time during the training period.. He needs 100% positive re-enforcement, so make it easier for him to do the right thing then the wrong thing.. It’s hard to not feel sorry for them but this is an important lesson that can make all the difference in his future quality of life..

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