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Dog Potty Training Problems

My Min Pin, Rocky, is 2 1/2 years old. I got him when he was one, and the lady that had him first never trained him. No matter how often or for how long we walk him, he still insists on doing his business in the house, usually on a rug. I'm at my wits end! Also, he insists on barking at everything and everyone. Even if it's me coming in the door. Any help would be SO greatly appreciated!


Corrin from Chicago, IL

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March 24, 20090 found this helpful

I have an 8 month old chihuahua/rat terrier mix. We got her when she was 4 months old and decided to go with crate training. It seemed to have worked at first, but then she gets to excited when it's time to go out and piddles on the floor. Then we decided, no excitement just open the door, and take her out. That seemed to work. Then when she would have accidents in the house, we would rub her face on it or give her smacks on her bottom and say NO! For the most part she has gotten it pretty well. But now, she is starting to go in her crate.

She is walked first thing in the morning. Fed, then walked again. Is in her cage, gets play time, then off to the dog walker she goes. When she comes home, she has already gone potty, then we feed her, let her play a bit, then take her out about 45 min later. then back in the house, play time, and she usually naps with our other dog which is totally potty trained. before bed (usually 10pm) she is walked again and the put in the crate, and the cycle starts all over again. when we arent going to be home for a few she is always taken out right before and then put in the crate and as soon as we come home take her back out again.


We just can't seem to put our finger on it as to when she is in fact peeing in her cage. Any suggestion in how to get her to be 100% outside potty trained like the our other dog? We are moving to a new place shortly and are afraid that she will be going everywhere and there are hardwood floors! PLEASE HELP!

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April 29, 20130 found this helpful

I rescued a 2 year old Pitty mix who has had only a shelter life. Of course he has issues; not leash trained, we're using a Gentle Leader on him and he's doing great. He had food aggression issues for 1 day! He has learned sit, stay, down, wait, (as in his food in bowl right in front of him,) then I say get it. I can walk away and my boy will sit there til I give that command.


However, he will not stop peeing all over my house. It's not a medical issue; he's been checked. Its not that I don't take my boys outside. I have 5 dogs (all potty trained) and they are outside whenever they want. I am home with them all day and my animals are what I do! I walk him with each of his brothers every morning so that he can get accustomed to walking better with another dog. Their daddy walks them at night.

I am honestly at the end of my rope. I don't know what else I can do. I know how to potty train dogs, or so I thought. I am writing this because he is gone beyond just territorial marking or anything like that. He walked in the house today, came into the room where I was, lifted his leg and peed all over my foot. We've had him since Feb 15th. I refuse to give up on this little guy. What am I missing? Please help!

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