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To paper box train your Pug puppy, be patient. Bring the puppy to the box right after it wakes up, eats, and plays. Say, "go potty." Once it does, praise him or her and give kisses.
By Carol and Tom from San Diego, CA
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I have an 8 month old Chihuahua who has never been housebroken. We want to train him to use a litterbox with potty pads inside. First we trained him to use the pads. He did pretty well with it with not very many accidents after a while. Then we moved the pads into the litterbox (which we already got him used to). He did very well entering on his own and using the litterbox for about 2 days. Then he stopped using the box and pads altogether. Now he will hold it all day until we let him out of the washroom and uses the bathroom all over the house in places he never did before. What are we doing wrong?
How do I litter train a Blue Nose Pit puppy?
By eric from Crestwood, IL
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Can I use cat litter to house train my male Red Nose Pitbull, Chico? Please, I need to know. I can't keep him outside and inside is my only option.
By GUSTAVO L. from Goldsboro, NC
There are oodles of suggestions in the ThriftyFun archives below and here's a couple other links that might be of help to you:
My Pomeranian learned to use a litter box and cat litter, from watching my cats! It has come in really handy during nasty weather. (02/17/2010)
We use cat litter. Its fine to use. (: good luck. (03/03/2010)
I am going to adopt a Yorkie-poo puppy in September. I want to know how to house train it to a litter box. I have an old Sheltie now and he was house trained to outside when I got him. I may have to move to apartment, and want the puppy to be comfortable with going indoors and outdoors. I run a small business and am on the road a lot. Thanks again.
Susan from Hamilton
This is for Enmenc from US; I have used the WizDog potty trays and they are great. The dogs can't shred the paper and they are very easy to clean up. I just got a second dog and am looking at getting another tray.
To control the smell I would either use Air freshener or some of that kitty litter that gets rid of the smell. You can use pretty much any litter as most of them say odor control on them. (02/19/2009)
By John L.
I guess I am probably a little late to respond hopefully by now you've trained your dog. But if you are still looking for an indoor potty solution can I recommend the PupHead Potty? It is a grass mat in a tray that the dogs really love. Here's more info: erratic.ws (08/30/2009)
My sister has 2 little chihuahuas that are paper trained. Originally, she used the "wee wee pads" designed for puppies, but we found that the pads that you use to put on the bed under a person with incontinence were actually cheaper. These are found right there with the pads (like Poise). (03/14/2008)
Suggestions, please, for litter box training a 1 year old large dog who is trained to go outdoors. Although someone is usually home to let him out, there will come the day when he is in his room (a back bedroom of the house) and we can't get there in time.
PS Dog is in this room when we are not home - the rest of the time he has free run of the house and yard. (03/19/2008)
PPS Dog will have the free run of the house once he learns some manners - so a litter box is a must. (03/20/2008)