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post #1 of 11 Old 11-14-2011, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Potty training a puppy or....

....How to potty train your new puppy.
So, about 5 months ago we rescued a border collie lab mix pup. He was about 2 months old at the time. Not housebroke. Wifey likes to use those puppy "pee pads" to teach a puppy where to do it's bizzness. This dog is so smart at catching on to this "pee pad" thingy that it scared me. In no time at all he's doing his bizzness on the pee pads. GOOD PUPPY!!!! 5 months later when we let him outside in the kennel to do his bizzness he just looks at us like we're stupid and doesn't do anything. Let him back in the house and he promptly does his bizzness.

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Hey, when you train em, you train em. We are in the process of being trained by our rescued animal also.

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I love the pup dearly but dayum....his smarts is pissing me off

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I would start moving the pads closer to the door and then outside. Eventually he/she'll learn. Make sure you positively reinforce every success and try to ignore the mistakes. If you catch the pup in the middle of a piddle (so to speak) pick them up and run them outside. (Messy but effective). Good luck, we've managed to teach everyone of our dogs to only eliminate in tall prairie grass (where I can't see it and don't have to pick it up.) Our neighbor's dog craps in our yard (despite being 300 yards away and both of us living on 6 acres). I always carefully pick it up and put it outside his shop door after he goes to work in the shop. I haven't been caught yet, but I hear him yelling at the dog (I think it's name is "Damn It", I know it's a male because he's the "Son of a"...) Not sure I'm accomplishing anything, the dog is obviously afraid to crap in it's own yard, after all it gets yelled at for crapping in my yard.
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Good Luck

I've got an 11 week old yellow lab we're working with right now. Never used the pee pads, took her outside from the start. We have to keep a close eye on her but she is already going to the door when she needs to go out.
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....How to potty train your new puppy.
So, about 5 months ago we rescued a border collie lab mix pup. He was about 2 months old at the time. Not housebroke. Wifey likes to use those puppy "pee pads" to teach a puppy where to do it's bizzness. This dog is so smart at catching on to this "pee pad" thingy that it scared me. In no time at all he's doing his bizzness on the pee pads. GOOD PUPPY!!!! 5 months later when we let him outside in the kennel to do his bizzness he just looks at us like we're stupid and doesn't do anything. Let him back in the house and he promptly does his bizzness.

We raise guide dogs and have done a lot of puppy training. You've trained him for 5 months to go on the pad so of course he's confused. The obvious thing is to take the pad out to the kennel. Take him out regularly to the kennel especially after he eats or drinks. You will have to stand there for longer than you want probably but you trained him! It helps to have a consistent vocal cue when you want him to go, "do your buisness" is what we teach. When he does go or sniffs like he wants to go give him lots of praise.

Don't beat the dog or yell at him if he goes in the house just take him out to the kennel, he's confused. Positive reinforcement works, give it time.

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1+ what Spec says.
I had a Border Collie/Lab mix myself. Great combination. Great dog. She had the intelligents of the Border Collie and the temperament of the Lab. Very smart dog. She lived to be 15 (and I miss her).
Use a lot of positive reinforcement and the training should go well.
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We raise guide dogs and have done a lot of puppy training. You've trained him for 5 months to go on the pad so of course he's confused. The obvious thing is to take the pad out to the kennel. Take him out regularly to the kennel especially after he eats or drinks. You will have to stand there for longer than you want probably but you trained him! It helps to have a consistent vocal cue when you want him to go, "do your buisness" is what we teach. When he does go or sniffs like he wants to go give him lots of praise.

Don't beat the dog or yell at him if he goes in the house just take him out to the kennel, he's confused. Positive reinforcement works, give it time.
I'll pass this info on to my wife (not like I've said it a thousand times to her already). I don't attempt to train my wife's dogs, I only give suggestions (such as yours).

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I'll pass this info on to my wife (not like I've said it a thousand times to her already). I don't attempt to train my wife's dogs, I only give suggestions (such as yours).

Dogs are easy, kids now... and a wife? I've got 20 years in with mine and I don't think I've trained her any!

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