Some of you may recognize my name, and previous post. Those who don't... long story short, I found a black Pug tied to a stop sign. We took him in, after a few weeks he became ours, and now I am having issues potty training him.
When we found him, he was not "Fixed'.... we expected some marking and had no idea about his house training status. We found out the hard way.. he's not trained.
We had him "Fixed" and other than the potty part... he's an awesome dog.
I'm to the point I want to buy him doggy diapers for in the house.. but at almost $15.00 a pack, that's gonna be expensive.
When it's nice out, we usually put him outside on a rope for 20-30 minutes at a time. Now it's colder, that's not really an option. When he's on his rope he will usually poo on the deck.... and urinate on my boots / charcoal / door rug / daughter's toys / chair leg..... Quite annoying.. After we started letting him run loose in the house, he began marking / peeing / pooing all over the house. Not one place specifically. So, we are trying crate training. I have read up on it, and realize it's a long process, but feel bad because he's in his crate and our other dog runs loose, and he sees this and whines and cries for attention. Soon as we let him out, we take him out, for at least 10 minutes on a lead and tell him "go potty" over and over until he goes he gets praised and we go in. We let him run around, and 8 out of 10 times, he will go potty in the house. The other night I took him out to his "spot" in the yard, for about 10 minutes he pee'd 3 times.. (probably marking a little.. but lifted leg 3 times); praised him every time.. "Good boy, good boy, go potty good boy." etc.. Gave him time to go poo, but nothing.. Came in the house, and within 2 minutes he started to poo on the rug between where my wife and I were sitting right in front of us. I went to grab him to take him outside, but he ran into another room and finished there. Told him "No" and took him, and the poo in a paper towel outside in the grass "his spot" put the poo in the grass and said 'go potty".... since he had just pee'd and now poo'd he didn't go. He came in and went right back in the crate.
I expect some accidents.. and that's acceptable.. However I feel he has the general idea.. but is stubborn and is doing it out of spite. I mentioned I was going to buy puppy diapers for him, but thought I'd try one of my daughter's .. I took him out on lead and went through the routine. He pee'd and I gave him time to poo, gave him plenty of time. I cut a hole in the diaper for his tail, and put it on him, surprisingly it fit well. I let him in, and he did his usual running around, I was still outside, my wife came out to see what I was doing, I looked in and there he was not 1 minute later at the back door, poo'ing in the diaper!!!! Why wouldn't he go outside?!.. he had plenty of time.
Again I think he's being spiteful. Now this part.. I haven't seen, but when my wife lets him out, she does the same thing, takes him out, gives him plenty of time keeps telling him to go potty.. soon as he comes in whether or not he goes outside, he runs in, jumps on the couch, which he's not allowed on, and pee's.... That's something I haven't seen him do.. but I don't deny my wife is telling the truth about it.... HELP!!