First I have a question about crate training. I have closed off an area in my house already for the dog to go potty,eat,play, and sleep. So far my 3 month old pomchi pup has been doing really good with the litter box, in this closed area. My pup can go to the bathroom on his own = D. but if he has access to another room he will go potty there = ( How can I get him to keep going potty in the litter box, without closing him off from other rooms????
Second Question is How can I get my dog to stop jumping on peoples legs, and to stop biting hands?


  1. Chetco

    You always try the most positive method first:
    Some ideas for discouraging finger chewing: when your puppy clamps down, let out a very loud YELP in imitation of a hurt puppy. Then, fold your arms and ignore him for 10 minutes. With very young puppies, this sometimes works wonders – it’s the same thing that happens when they get too rough with another puppy. The wounded puppy yelps and runs off, refusing to play for a bit. The yelp must be startling enough to stop the behavior. If nothing changes, you probably weren’t a good enough actor.
    That should do the trick, unless she is prey driven,.However, if it doesn’t fix the problem this will work:
    To introduce an element of “natural discipline”, grasp the recalcitrant pup by the scruff of the neck with one hand, place your other hand over the top of his muzzle, gently pressing his muzzle towards his chest as you say, in a low, growly tone of voice, “No BITE”. If they begin to throw a tantrum and thrash around trying to bite, just hold the line until they “give in” and “say uncle” (quit resisting). You should not find it necessary to get aggressive with a young puppy. Simple restraint is usually enough to get the message across.
    Absolutely do not use any stiffer discipline without guidance from an instructor. An example of overkill is the alpha roll. Most young puppies simply do not need that level of discipline, and you can really damage the relationship by using it. (Job Michael Evans himself stated, before his death, that he regretted that they ever covered that subject in How to be Your Dog’s Best Friend, because the alpha roll has been so grossly misused.)
    Use the same method for teaching him not to jump, as you turn away from him and ignore him when he jumps on you. Only give him attention after he has stopped jumping.
    He is only trying to get to your face and greet you as he would greet his mother, but he has yet to learn that this unacceptable when relating to people.
    He doesn’t like to ‘go’ in his litter box. This just seems preferable to going in his ‘den’. His instinct is to go outside, but when he can’t go outside, he will go ‘outside’ his den. That puts his ‘outside’ in the middle of your house.
    The only answer is to take him out of doors for a short time before he is allowed the run of the houuse.

  2. Spunky Life

    He does so to show is his territory. If he is toilet trained for long period and it happened unusual, it show that he is unsatisfied about you or your family member, do tell him off not to do so.
    It took few practices to let him understand. If every time he did something correct and good, pat and praise him by “good boy” will do, and do give him a treat. Slowly he will obey you to do the right thing to get reward. If things improved rapidly or over few weeks, you can stop giving him a treat even he is right, as he had get use to the routine of doing the thing correctly at that closed area. Do praise and pat him even no treat is given. And if you catch him doing any other things even other simple thing correctly, do praise and pat him or give him a treat but not always.
    You’ve to train your dog to obey your command. You’ve to practice over and over with him, 1st with a treat as a reward then as usually stop once he get use to your commend when he obey you. How to teach him? Maybe you can ask your family member to help you, if he jumps on him/her, you can shout to your dog: “Stop, no!” then command him to “Sit” or “Sit still.” (You’ve to teach him how to sit 1st, if not he don’t know what is that command for?)
    And same to biting hands, stop him if he doing to anyone. Since he still small as 3 months, get him a teething/biting toys from pet shop, as his teeth might still be growing. If he trying to bite anyone anytime again, always tell him to stop and give him the toy, tell him to “bite”.
    You’ve to show your pup or dog you are the leader, he has to obey and listen to you not the other way or ignore you. As in animals world, there always a leader in a cub or a pack that they’ll only follow the leader’s instructions. Never let your dog disobey you, as in the end he will be the king, he will ignore you. When he growth up it will get worse, he might attack you when he aggressive or etc…, and nothing can stop him cos he dun listen to you or anyone!
    Everything you wanted him to do to obey you or not to do, you’ve to practices and practices over again. A dog is never too old to learn or pick up new skill if you’re willing to teach him.
    Lastly give every command in short, simple words, eg: “Stop, no!” instead, eg: “Stop what you doing”–this command is too long for a dog to understand. And it fun to teach him new skill or play with him.

  3. Sitegrinder

    When I bought my puppy it came along with a DVD to show basic training. I have a Pembroke welsh corgi and we’re still training her to learn to go to the door. A couple things the DVD mentioned was to not yell at the dog when they go somewhere else because it may scare them into thinking that it’s not ok to go to the bathroom. If you catch them in the act you say no and say the word you want, in your case litter box or something like that, and take them to that place. Because you have him in a certain area when you do let him out he’s going to sniff and find naturally other places to go. As everyone else has said you have to be consistent. IF you take him outside at all to go to the bathroom and it’s a small dog try tying a bell around the door on something long enough for the dog to reach and then you know when he has to go outside. We have tried it with ours because she is so small we don’t always see her at the door but we hear her.
    For the biting the DVD said to grab her and squeeze your fingers just a little bit and say no between the front two legs and this simulates another dog letting them know they have bit too hard or they are doing something that “dog” doesn’t like. I am having the same problem with my dog jumping up and we’re working on it with her but as soon as we do the squeeze she calms down and starts giving kisses.

  4. TAMMY L

    The answer to your first question is, The best way to properly potty train is in a crate with his litter box. Especially when you leave. He will get it after a couple weeks. We trained our Austrailian pup like this and a couple of weeks he was trained. Now your second one, When he does jump & bite, use a stern voice and tell him no and take him away from whom he jumped & bit. Practice this on a friend who is willing to help train your pup at least 5 minutes a couple times a day.When he does not jump & bite, reward him with a treat and praise him.

  5. lovpayne

    First off You need to get off your lazy good for nothing butt and walk your dog. Part of pet ownership is taking responsibility. Dogs need regular exercize, which walking provides. They also need socialization to stop attacking people. (they need to spend time in public settings with other people and animals). You are being incredibly irresponsible. Not to mention you are ruining the resale value of your home. If you ever go to try and sell it you won’t be able to get the dog pee smell out of the house.
    You don’t deserve to have a dog. You don’t have a clue what you are doing. God forbid you ever decide to have a kid, you’ll probably neglect your child like you do the dog.

  6. Heart Puzzle

    I can answer the second. Show that jumping and biting equals losing play friend and attention. Once he jumps or bites leave for a few minutes. he’ll get it after a while. Also if something unpleasant happens when they bit like a knuckle sandwich or grabbing the tongue, or gagging them.

  7. Flamethrower Mouth

    to the second question: the first thing is to ingnore him, if he is still jumping make him sit down and give him a treat if he does. you want him to learn that if he does a positive action then he gets a positive reaction and maybe a treat or toy! if ignoring doesnt work first, thats the whole reason they jump and bite, is for attention, if you ignore them, they learn that that is not a good way to get attention.

  8. Fecal Matters

    Offer him a treat after a successful (and properly located) offloading of the turd twins. Get him to associate taking a dump in the litter box with food and you should get a decent response from him.

  9. Mommadog

    Melissa, you belong outside..sheesh..
    There is a really good e-book online on how to litter train, I will search for it for you.
    But you have to be consistant and remember she is a baby at 3 months. And smaller dogs take longer to train. You will need to take her to the litter box as if you were training her to go outside..
    Take her when she wakes, when she plays and before bed. Get a jar of baby food and when she potties for you give her a small bit of baby food (meat works best) on your finger for her to lick off.. and tell her “good potty!!”
    Do not allow her to have the run of the house unless you can watch her every second. If she makes a mistake, pick her up say “lets go potty” then take her to her box..She may not go of course, but if she does repeat the above praise/treat.
    She WILL catch on.. Make sure you do not scold her, just clean it up. If you cannot watch her put her in her area, or put her in her crate and keep her right there with you. That is the way I do it.
    She does have to learn to hold it and not be able to pee anytime she feel’s the urge. So when you put her to bed you should close the crate and take her into your room, place her crate on the nightstand or next to the bed (or on it) this way if she fusses to go potty you will hear her.
    As far as jumping, there isn’t a lot you can do at this age, but bend down, tell her “OFF”, and gently push her down. Have your guest’s do this as well. Eventually she will catch on and you will only need to say OFF..
    I will go find those links for ya and post them..
    OMG do not do what chetco said.. Never grab your puppy like that you will frighten it beyond repair! I don’t know what she breeds but I am shocked she even suggested you do that…

  10. b.w.

    Stop Your Pet From Jumping on People
    1. Be consistent with puppies and dogs; it’s counterproductive to discourage your dog from jumping on others, while allowing her to jump on you and lick your face.
    2. Turn all the way around when you first walk in the door and your dog leaps up on you.
    3. Wait until your dog stops jumping, and say “Good!” the moment she does.
    4. Command your pup to sit if she knows the command, and don’t touch her until she does. Again, be consistent.
    5. Tell your dog to find her toy if she doesn’t know “sit.” This redirects your pup’s energy from jumping on you to finding her toy.
    6. Practice “no jump” with friends once your dog learns not to pounce on you. Have friends give treats and praise when your dog succeeds.
    7. Anticipate potential jumping situations, and tell your dog to sit or redirect her attention to something else.
    8. Praise your dog when she doesn’t jump, especially during situations that might give her reasonable cause.
    Stop Your Dog From Jumping on Furniture
    1. Take your pup off the furniture and say “Off!” Teach your puppy early on that you do not favor her sitting on the furniture.
    2. Be consistent. It’s important that you don’t allow your dog to jump up on furniture one day and then punish her the next time she jumps on the couch.
    3. Try not to leave food on the countertops and tables. These are temptations that a dog in training cannot resist.
    4. Limit your pup’s roaming area to places that don’t have furniture with nesting qualities if your dog jumps on furniture while you’re gone.
    5. Consult a pet behaviorist if the behavior persists.
    As for the pppy biting. I’m asuming it is biting in play. It’s an easy fix. Do what the pups do to let each other know the bite hurts, yelp. Just give a loud, sharp “ow” every time it bites your hand.
    The litter box training, I don’t know, I have always taken my dog out.

  11. souni

    Dogs naturally do not like to toilet in the same place as they sleep. Do you have a garden? You could train him to go in one particular place outside. Basically you are teaching him that it is OK to empty himself in the house. This is why he goes in the other room. You cannot expect him to differentiate between rooms.
    These handouts I give at class will help I hope…..
    House training is very easy because dogs naturally dislike soiling in their ‘den’. Lots of owners become very frustrated when their pup has an accident and they shout at, punish or worse – rub the pup’s nose in the mess!! None of us would dream of doing this with a child and would make an increased effort with the child’s potty training. So it should be with a pup. He/she is still learning about our ‘human’ world and what is acceptable and what is not.
    If you shout at or punish your pup when he/she has an accident, he/she will not understand why. It is, after all, a most natural act. They will just find somewhere out of your sight to relieve themselves, perhaps behind the couch or under the bed.
    The secret to successful house training lies in you getting the timing right. Pups generally want to empty themselves after they have just woken up, after eating a meal or after a play.
    Try to anticipate when your pup wants to ‘go’. He/she may start sniffing or turning in circles. When you see your pup behaving like this, stop what you are doing and take him/her outside immediately. Take him/her to the spot where you want him/her to ‘go’ and wait. Don’t distract him/her by talking or playing just let him/her get on with it. As soon as he/she has finished hand out a treat and give him/her lots of praise. Remember to treat and praise within ONE SECOND so the pup can make the association between the action and the reward. Be prepared and keep treats in your pocket and an umbrella/raincoat by the door. This way you will not miss an opportunity to teach your pup the house rules.
    If your pup has an accident, say NOTHING. Just clean it up then hit yourself over the head with a newspaper for missing the opportunity and not anticipating your pup.
    Using an indoor crate can be very useful for house training as well as having many other benefits. Dogs like the security of the crate and feel quite happy in one if you have visitors that don’t like dogs. Your pup will not mess in his/her bed and providing you train him/her to the crate properly and don’t leave him/her too long, you can take him/her out when you are ready. Crates are particularly good for house training over night. You can let your pup out first thing in the morning, treat and praise and have instant success.
    Bite inhibition is an extremely important exercise to teach your puppy. Issues such as acceptance of being handled, fearfulness, socialization and biting must be tackled when your pup is young because problems with these issues are practically impossible to put right later. Teaching a dog with a full set of adult teeth and jaw strength to match is a totally different ball game!
    While puppies need to investigate the world through their mouths their investigations should not include you. Pups begin to learn bite inhibition from their littermates and mother. If they bite their brother or sister too hard, the other pup will make a high pitched squeal and will run away, effectively ending the rough and tumble game they were engaged in. Their mother will make a similar sound and move away when she knows it’s time for her pups to stop feeding from her.
    So you can use the “OUCH” method with your pup.
    As your pup bites or puts his/her teeth on any part of you say “OUCH” in a loud high pitched voice. It is important to get the timing exactly right so, as the teeth make contact with your hand, leg or any other part of your body, say “OUCH”. Immediately follow this with a reward as the pup removes his/her teeth. If the pup tries to bite again after the reward you should severe all contact with him/her, i.e. leave the room for a couple of minutes.
    Jumping up is easy to fix. Everybody must do the same thing.
    When he jumps up fold your arms and turn your face away. Do not say one word to him.THE SECOND he puts his 4 paws on the ground make a big fuss of him. Pet and stroke him. If he jumps up again, repeat. His reward for jumping up is your hands. By folding your arms he cannot see you hands and you are not tempted to push him away etc. I guaurentee this works if every body does this.

  12. ritejoke

    Hmm, I don’t know about potty training dogs much but I do know about behaviors. I left my dog in the back yard and let him poop there. Dogs are hard to potty train.
    Now about him jumping on people. He’s a kid and has a LOT of energy that needs dispersing. So first things first, you need to take him for walks EVERYDAY. Second, discourage the behavior AS SOON AS YOU SEE IT. You see him jumping, you pull him off and make him sit down. (as in grab him and make him sit down) He goes for it again, do it again. Same thing with hand biting or any other bad behavior you want to discourage. Correct it immediately and physically. He’ll get the idea. Dogs are very smart that’s why I love them.

  13. Colleen O

    He is a dog…dogs do not go potty in litter boxes…litter boxes are for cats. Dogs need to be trained to go potty either outside or on a paper in a place where it can be disposed of.
    Second answer: You have to have patience and be consistent in order to train a dog to do anything that isn’t natural for it. (please see first anwer)

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