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June 6th, 2012, 03:02 PM
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so i think i told you all about tegan, the little puppy i now have. if not, ask me about her. the vet says she is about 8 months old, and pretty clearly she's pregnant -- if she is not, then something is very wrong with her numerous nipples. but here is my question -- she has obviously been having accidents in the house, although not too many. she simply refuses to go potty outside until after the umpteenth time i have taken her out there and stood there silently while she decides whether she will go or not. often, she refuses and then comes inside and goes. she takes the puddle pads and drags them around, so thats out.

i am getting tired of this already -- i never wanted a puppy that needed training. she already chewed a hole in the arm of my micro-fiber recliner chair!!!

what do i do with her? and how do i deal with the barking? she is still quite skittish so even if she knows i am in the room, if i move around in it, she immediately freaks out and starts yapping. i cannot afford the cost of puppy lessons right now (trying to pull together a wedding reception that involves re-grassing my backyard).

please help!!!!!
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June 6th, 2012, 03:28 PM
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If you have a local petsmart they sometimes offer affordable training classes. The breed she is is very yappy, most small dogs are. A few things come to mind cause I had one dog who was VERY resistant to potty training. Every time he pee'd in the house I would say, in a stern voice..."no, we potty outside" and walk him right out the door, even carried him a few times. I also walked him only on a leash in the house with him at my side at all time. Yes, this was a major pain in the bum and made things a little more complicated but it did work.

Barking...... a squirt of water to the face. Some dogs respond others could care less.

Last, she a puppy. That's what puppies do, does she have chew toys? plenty of stimulation?
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June 6th, 2012, 05:28 PM
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I also walked him only on a leash in the house with him at my side at all time. Yes, this was a major pain in the bum and made things a little more complicated but it did work.

i had heard this from my daughters dog trainer before i ever thought of having a dog -- thanks for that reminder. that's why i love bringing my problems to you gals. as for the squirt bottle -- is that for the yapping only? what about chewing?
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June 6th, 2012, 05:31 PM
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June 7th, 2012, 06:46 AM
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I don't agree with a spray bottle method personally, but if that's what works for others then it's not my place to say otherwise; have you ever watched anything from Cesar Milan? His methods are spot on to proper training & techniques, and I think he is awesome.
I actually did not either...until Marley, he was hound and his yowl was...OMG. My kids and babies can sleep through anything but not him, I'm not sure the dead could have sleept through him. After a lot of research those two things helped. He never got in trouble for barking outside, only in the house at 2 am.
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June 7th, 2012, 09:39 AM
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Oh the poor thing, approx 8 months is much too young to be pregnant, that must be hard on her

What kind of dog is she? They have so much energy that they need direction, and training. I have 8 dogs, so I do know some about puppies Basically if you don't want a dog that needs training, you can't get a puppy. They all need some type of training/direction.

Good luck, and feel free to PM me if you have any questions
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June 7th, 2012, 12:54 PM
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If it were any of the dogs I owned, they would just try to eat the water coming at them and then they would end up barking TO get sprayed LOL
LOL I have one just like that!
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