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Puppy Suddenly Stopped Using Pads?

My dog is only about 6 months old, but has been going faithfully on the puppy pad until recently! Now he just goes anywhere. I put his nose in it and spank him, then place him on the puppy pad. The one day he did go on the puppy pad I cheered him on and gave him a treat. But the next day he was back to peeing on the floor.

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Hitting him is just making him aggressive. But he is suddenly going all over the house. It is making me so frustrated! I'm pregnant and I don't want him to be aggressive when the baby gets here. I don't know what to do. And I always feel bad for hitting him. Help please.

By Ebonie O.

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June 23, 20130 found this helpful
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Rubbing his nose in it and spanking him teaches your dog that you will hurt him at any time for no reason. Is that the message you want to send? Correcting your dog within 10 seconds connects the deed with the message, but is hard to do. You need to look into some retraining techniques (many available on this site) and be one step ahead of your puppy in correcting his behavior.

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Your are wise to see that you risk creating an aggressive dog by using cruel training methods that dont work. I hope you are able to find a method that works for both of you. Some patience, and being well informed will be helpful to you as a new parent. Good luck to you all.

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June 25, 20130 found this helpful
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DO NOT hit your puppy... ever! You are teaching him to be afraid of you and he will not trust you. Hitting any animal is cruel. Please have patience with him or give him to a person that will take care of him and train him properly.

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I am sorry to sound so harsh but so many animals are mis-treted for things they know nothing about.

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