Posted 18 January 2011 - 07:11 PM
my dog is about a year old and i just got her. i need help with her potty training. ive caught her peeing and pooping in the house, and when i do, i interrupt her, put her on a leash and take her outside to a specific spot to go toilet. she sniffs the grass once, then sits down. i wait for about 15 minutes but then she just lies down, so i take her inside
ive effectively removed the past pee and poop with vinegar and baking soda, and i know that because she goes potty randomly, not just in one spot. i have even taken her out for an hour once, but she wouldnt go potty. so i would take her inside, then when i turn my back for 10 seconds she goes toilet in the house.
i have put a bit of her poop in the designated area, but that doesnt work. when i take her for walks, she poops but only pees a little bit at a time on different trees to mark her territory or something. when she does pee and poop on walks, i praise her and offer her treats that she normally loves, but she just doesnt take them.
she is around 7 pounds and is a shih tzu cross breed.
should i crate train her? if so would i be able to use a blocked kennel instead of a crate?
thanks for your help.