By Lily F
PS. I made the pen with 4 large pieces of wooden garden lattice from the hardware store which are hinged together on 3 sides - leaving a gate effect. I then lined the lattice with plywood - stapled it on with housing staple gun to prevent the dogs climbing the lattice. Then I put gate latch's on to keep the gate end closed. Works great.
I don't leave the dogs in the house when I go out. I made a large pen for them in the garage - little beds, toys food & water available. They are secured in there with latches so they can't escape. I have newspaper on the floor - if they must go urgently then they go on the paper. I also give them the opportunity to go to the toilet by taking them outside just before I leave. Good luck
Your Maltese 'is training you'. Buy a small kennel to place her in while you're away. You'll be happy knowing that the 'gift' won't be in the house and she'll feel secure in her habitat. If the 'gift' is in the kennel, a quick rinse with the garden hose will suffice.
I have a 6 month old female brindle Pit Bull, she just moved in about 3 days ago and was previously housebroken. She has been pooping in the house and I'm unsure of what to do. We don't have a crate for her, but she sleeps in the laundry room on a comforter. Please help!
It most likely is the stress that comes with being in a new home and having new expectations. It is also probably due to seperation anxiety and such. It is such a new experience.
I would make housetraining a game, and a positive experience. I would take the little one out and say a word you want him to associate with going to do his business. I use the words " Lets go Potty!"
Take him out with a happy voice, and go out with him at these times:
When waking up out of any nap
When waking up for the day.
After the first sniff of the floor or turning around on the floor
Any time he looks like he is ready to go.
Here is a great resource for training these darling doggies:
Have fun with your baby! I love hearing from people who have Pits and how it is going with them~ I have lots of stories from when I was able to foster, which I am not anymore.
Robyn from Tennessee
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