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January 13th, 2010, 09:36 AM
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Never have been, never will be. To me dogs are smelly, dirty, hairy balls of yuck. Of course I am trying to like the kids new puppy that Isaac bought with his Christmas money. She is a lab/golden retriever mix, about 9 weeks old. She is probably a smart lil puppy, but the fact of the matter is she is a PUPPY and she is driving me CRAZY!! I am trying to housetrain her, not working. Trying to get her to stop nipping, not working. She isn't too bad about chewing, at least not on things she shouldn't be.
Some dog lover person have any tips on how to house break a dog and about how long it takes. I give her lots of praise and half a treat if she does her business outside, but its cold and she would prefer to pee all over the house. UGHHHH. I want to get her a crate, but not really sure how to even use a crate to "train" her. She needs one anyway just to be able to get away from the lil kids.
If I can't get this dog to pee outside I am gonna scream!
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January 13th, 2010, 10:56 AM
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DH wants a dog. You aren't selling me on the idea that's for sure lol
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January 13th, 2010, 11:13 AM
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Good luck, I'm not a dog person so I wouldn't even know where to start
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January 13th, 2010, 11:16 AM
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I'm a dog person but not a puppy person for that very reason. It takes alot of hard work and patience w/ puppies. I prefer getting dogs that are no less than 2 yrs old.
Are you crate training? If not I highly suggest it. Dogs don't like to mess where they sleep. (This will also help cut down on chewing)
For the chewing, whenever you catch her/him chewing on something it's not suppose to redirect by giving it a toy it is supposed to chew on.

I know that didn't help you much. Sorry
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January 13th, 2010, 11:29 AM
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Ok, I guess I didn't read your post very well cause I just now saw that you want to get a crate, lol!

It's been a while for me so I may not have all the rules right for crate training but heres want I remember....

First of all you don't want a crate that's too much bigger than the puppy but she needs to be able to move around abit and be comfortable.

1. Puppy goes in crate (with the chew toy)
2. As soon as puppy comes out of crate, puppy goes outside.
3. When puppy "goes potty" or whatever command you use for that pup gets a treat and then it's playtime.
4. (Here's where it gets foggy) I believe you are supposed to limit playtime to 15 mins. but I can't remember for sure.
5. Then puppy goes back in crate and you repeat the process like 30 mins or so later.

At night, Brian and I only took our dogs out twice a night in the beginning and we didn't have a problem.

As the puppy gets older the time limits get longer, but in the beginning to make sure there are no accidents you have to take them in and out alot.
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January 13th, 2010, 11:31 AM
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DH wants a dog. You aren't selling me on the idea that's for sure lol
Tell dh I'll send you guys this puppy completely free of charge!!! LOL

I have to get a crate, I am looking for a used one on Craigslist since a new one is not in the budget. I am hoping we'll have one this weekend.
The lil kids (read Isaiaah and Zari) will not leave her alone so she has started nipping at them. Nothing serious, but they still refuse to leave her alone, so I am stuck trying to train the lil kids in puppy rearing too.

This is soooooooo much fun. *insert sarcasm*
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January 13th, 2010, 12:20 PM
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MTT5P gives good advice. The key is consistency. Our lab puppy also nipped and growled, snapped, and bit me once. You have to treat them like their mother would. If she bites at you, squeal, and hold her down for a few seconds, until she relaxes and submits.

GET A CRATE! It gives them much needed boundaries. You will grow to love the little bundle, but it might take 2-3 years. I love our lab now. She was 4 in Oct.
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January 13th, 2010, 12:43 PM
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oh no...2-3 years. ahhhhh.

Okay, will try the crate thing now. Thanks.
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