Posts Tagged ‘puppy’

Teaching puppy about electric fence around horse pasture?

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Question by adl1217: Teaching puppy about electric fence around horse pasture?
I have horses that are in a pasture with an electric fence. Horses learn by experience as puppy will eventually too, but I would like to minimize the shock as she is only 3 mos old. I have had the fence off but the snow is almost gone and the time is coming to put it back on. Any suggestions?

Best answer:

Answer by jackknife barber
They’re high voltage, low amperage. He’ll figure it out. Only takes once. It did for mine.

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My puppy keeps messing in his crate! help!!?

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Question by I ♥ Penguins: My puppy keeps messing in his crate! help!!?
My puppy has been in “crate training” for about 2 weeks, and NEVER had an accident. All of a sudden he’s had 4 accidents in the last 2 days. His crate is small enough so that he can turn and lay down, nothing more. We give him plenty of toys/things to chew on. I just don’t understand how he can go for 2 weeks without a problem and all of a sudden be crapping in his crate! OH and he won’t pee in his crate, only crap. Any advise? Thanks!
no, I give him SO much praise when he goes to his little “potty spot” in our yard, I probably sound rediculous to my neighbors lol.
I understand that he needs to go out at least every 2-3 hours, and that he’s only about 9 weeks old…but I just don’t understand why he would all of a sudden start doing this, esp. since nothing changed…
I understand that he needs to go out at least every 2-3 hours, and that he’s only about 9 weeks old…but I just don’t understand why he would all of a sudden start doing this, esp. since nothing changed…

Best answer:

Answer by Lisa Hutton
Have you stopped praising him for doing his business where he’s meant to?

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Help! What are we doing wrong getting our Lab puppy to go to sleep?

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Question by SweetiePie26: Help! What are we doing wrong getting our Lab puppy to go to sleep?
We have raised puppies before, so we are stumped as to what we are doing wrong with this pup’s crate training. We have been feeding her in her crate (good things happen in there!). She has a ticking clock and a soft music machine that plays lullabies and music all night long. We have also given her lots of snugly fleece blankets to burrow into and special toys that are for crate time only. We tried (and are trying) to make the crate a haven for her. She is in the center of the house where she isn’t alone during the day and at night moved her into the bedroom across the hall from the master (we couldn’t take the noise). This puppy cries all night long! She literally barks and whines for two or three hours – will sleep for an hour and do it again. The first couple of nights we got up and did our best to comfort her (distraction, snuggles etc), but after that we realized that she didn’t care. It was either in bed or on a lap or “screaming.” This also applies to playpen time – she wants us to be on the floor with her or holding her. She also is getting us up to go out 3 – 5 times a night. (She gets a sort of frenetic screech which means “take me out – NOW!” She does this at about 12:30 or 1:00 am, 2:30 or 3:30 am and 4:30 or 5:00 am.
—-My four questions are (in a nutshell)
1. How do we get puppy to go to sleep with a minimum of distress and barking?? (Even after a bathroom trip??)
2. How do we get her to be content on the floor and not wanting to be either held or have us on the floor with her?
3. How do we get her to be quiet when she is in her playpen next to the sofa and we are right there, but not touching her?
4. Does an 8 week old puppy need to go out every two hours all night long?
**We prefer crate training – so please don’t suggest that she sleep in bed with us. I don’t want a 70 lb + lab in bed with me for the next decade.**
** When I say “train” in her schedule below I mean that she is learning how to sit and how not to chew on people – not major obedience training.**
Our families last two dogs have also been labradors so we are very familiar with labby needs, but this little girl does not want to sleep unless she is being held. Here is our routine please, please, please help us to get her to sleep. We are so exhausted! Thank you from a very sleepy and worn-out person!
Puppy Sarah’s routine (abbreviated):
6:30 am – everyone up, out, play, breakfast, out again, basic training, out again
9:00 am – nap time (we wish – more like bark time)
10:30 am – out, snack, play, train, cuddle, etc –
12:00 pm – lunch, out, play, out
1:00 nap time (wishful thinking)
2:15 / 2:30 – out, snack, play, train, cuddle, etc –
4:15 snack
4:30 nap time (lol)
5:30 out, play, “helps” fix dinner, out
6:00 dinner, out, play “helps” clean kitchen up
7:30 out, family movie time (cuddles on the families laps)
8:30 -9:30 pause movie and take puppy out
10:00 – 10:30 “helps” get family ready for bed
10:30 bed time (ha ha ha ha)
12:30 am rise and shine
barks for 2 hours
2:30-3:30 sleep
3:30 barks for and hour or 2 or more.
5:30 am sleep

Thanks for answering!

Best answer:

Answer by Truth Hurts, Doesn’t It?
1. How do we get puppy to go to sleep with a minimum of distress and barking?? (Even after a bathroom trip??)
– it takes TIME. Ignore the barking that is not the “i have to go” stuff. PERIOD. You’re already doing more than enough to make her crate a haven for her…. She fusses because she KNOWS you’ll give in and come get her.

2. How do we get her to be content on the floor and not wanting to be either held or have us on the floor with her?
– Just don’t pick her up and ignore her attempts to get your attention. Again, she KNOWS you’ll give in so she’ll continue to do it. Simple.

3. How do we get her to be quiet when she is in her playpen next to the sofa and we are right there, but not touching her?
– Again, IGNORE her.

4. Does an 8 week old puppy need to go out every two hours all night long?
– Very possible. Rule of thumb in terms of physical ability to “hold it” is one hour per month of age.

The point of all this is – IGNORE the behavior you don’t want. LET her whine and bark and cry. She needs to learn that it won’t get her a thing, or she’ll continue doing it for her natural life span (may even develop OTHER behaviors to get your attention.) Take her out ONLY if she has to potty, then right back in. Let her learn to deal with life on her own.

Otherwise you’ll CREATE a clingy animal with no independence – this WILL ensure that she turns into an animal with separation anxiety issues.

If it’s “too noisy” try earplugs.

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Will my new Yorkie puppy be ok left home alone while I am at work for four hours at a time?

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Question by Annalisa R: Will my new Yorkie puppy be ok left home alone while I am at work for four hours at a time?
I bring home my baby Yorkie in three weeks. While she’s still potty training I plan to keep her in my bathroom with a baby gate up instead of closing the door. Her crate will be on the floor with it’s door open, and I will have piddle pads for her to use in the corner. I will be leaving a radio on for her to try and keep her from feeling too lonely, and toys for her to play with. I work 9-5, but everyday at lunch time I will come home and spend time with her. When I’m home with her I will be using the “Crate Training” method to potty train, but while at work she will use piddle pads, and I will take the piddle pads outside to the same place where I take her to go potty, so that she will understand that’s where she should go. I will not punish her for accidents and I will praise her when she potties outside. She is a good eater and hasn’t had any problems with low sugar. I decided to get her when my brother worked out of our home but now he’s moving out. Any advice would be appreciated.

Best answer:

Answer by mmcrobinson
She will be fine with the 4 hours at a time stretch..

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My puppy wont quit peeing in his cage?

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Question by Cpt.TaylorBeth: My puppy wont quit peeing in his cage?
He is 9 weeks old and Ive had him for 2 weeks.
He is EXTREMELY smart so I dont understand why he doesnt respect his own den?
He will litterally pee and then lay down in it.

I take him out as soon as I wake up (earlier if he wakes up before me and whines)
I take him out 15 minutes after any playing or “training” we do.
I take him out about 20/30 minutes after eating and drinking.
And otherwise every 1 and a half or so.

EVERYTIME I take him out we walk around the neighborhood, its a good walk.
He usually goes pee about 2 times and poop.

I give him a treat upon entering his crate and praise him, and he has a few chew toys/bones for boredom.

When I can watch him attentively he gets to come out of his crate.

Ive done alot of research as to why a dog would be doing this and Ive done everything they say to do and not do. I dont rub his face in it bc it does nothing but embarrass them. I make his crate a happy place to be with the treats and the toys. I dont keep him all cooped up. I take him out probably more than enough, i praise him with a small treat and “good boy” when he “goes potty”. I use a spray thats supposed to take away the smell.

I just feel hopeless. Its SOO gross. And I feel like he will never learn. Im a mother of a toddeler so crate training is the ideal potty training method for me.
*idk if this matters but he is a husky/german shepard mix. From what ive read theyre supposed to care alot about their dens.
His crate is the right deminsions and he does NOT get water or food in his crate (except treats)
Thank yall. I will deffinatly ask my vet when i take him in for shots, and just keep in mind he’s a baby. NEW QUESTION:How long did it take yall to train your puppies? I know everyones is different but Im just curious?

Best answer:

Answer by The Other Josh™
You said that he is very smart. Maybe he’s smart enough to realize that every time he pees in his cage, he gets to come out of it.

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Just got a puppy, I need some help?

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Question by Pomlover: Just got a puppy, I need some help?
My husband surprised me and got us a toy pomeranian puppy as my valentines gift since we have really been wanting a pet.I really really love her she is such a sweet puppy. The problem I am having is that
1. I work from 8:00am-5pm and my husband works 10 am to 10 sometimes 11pm. I worry about her being alone so long, I feel very sorry for her.

2. I am having problems potty training her..i come home for lunch everyday to let her out and play with her. I have been reading and being consistent, I have most recently started to try the “crate training” method. How long does it usually take to potty train a puppy?

So is it okay for her to be alone all day? And what do I do with her, obviously I can’t just let her roam the house she would potty everywhere…I have been putting her in a play pen for now with food and water blanket and pee pads….

And does anyone have any tips and knowledge on how long it takes to potty train a puppy???
She is 12 weeks old and she is about 1 lb so she is extremely small…..so do I leave her in the crate when I am gone…I am also having a problem trying to find someone to come over and let her out. We both work on way on the other side of town and my sister and brother work and so does my mother. I don’t know any of my neighbors so I don’t know who I would get to come check on her.
okay “bobbie” they called her a “toy” because she is only 1 lb and yes I have papers on her from the AKC so shut the f up….it doesn’t say “toy” on the papers. The breeder that sold her to me referred to her as a toy because she is so small.

My husband got her on the 12th as an early valentines day present.

So you should get off of your high horse you don’t know anything about me or my dog.

Don’t you have more important things to do than going around trying to be a know it all?
Everyone (except for that lonely and miserable person Bobbie) has been more than helpful with lots of tips and advice

Best answer:

Answer by Bells IS Suspended
You leave the dog in the crate. A size appropriate crate.

Depending on how young the pup is…you might have to arrange for someone to let her out every 2-3 hours.

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RE: Crate training a 16 week old puppy?

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Question by Show Breeders Sell Better Pups: RE: Crate training a 16 week old puppy?
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I know that I should know better then this, but i’ve never bought an “older” puppy. Her breeder said she was “almost 100% crate trained” but he failed to mention that she will bark, whine, and cry for hours!

I’ve been keeping Emmy in her kennel as much as I can without overdoing it- She will bark and bark and bark- Putting a chew toy or throwing a blanket over the kennel won’t do anything, she’ll keep going.

am I doing this right? Just ignore her, and that’s it? I’m just about ready to give her a bark collar and let her find out the hard way that barking is unacceptable.

BTW, I *never* had this much trouble with my first pup. We got her at 8 weeks and she was completely silent by 12 weeks, and putting a blanket over the kennel ALWAYS worked.

Best answer:

Answer by Shepherd Trainer ~FIGHT BSL~
Let her bark her head off til she calms down…it will happen…..eventually…my Rottweiler and younger APBT were Satan in disguise to crate train, but they caught on eventually. My older APBT and GSDs were little angels, every dog is different.

You just have to grit your teeth and bare it, totally ignore her. If you turn and give her any form of attention she succeeded in getting what she wanted, your attention.

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I just got a puppy, what do i do next!!?

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Question by elmarroafamado: I just got a puppy, what do i do next!!?
i just got it, i need to buy a lil house for it, food the obvious, what are some other things you guys recommend i buy for it ??flea collar? vaccinations etc?????
toys???? and how long would it take to “potty train”

a puppy ???

any other tips//suggestions on taking care of a puppy are welcomed!!!!!

Best answer:

Answer by sophylakes
your breeder can guide you… keep it inside with you, no flea collar,,, make your vet appt. immediately…

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