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    Default Re: Potty Training Tips...

    For potty training, we just used a schedule, this is what we did and they were trained by the time they were 5 months old, and we've never had a accident in the house.


    Hi new Bully parents, my name is Monica, and I have 2 English Bulldog pups, they are both 9 months old, and are brother and sister, their names are Bulldozer and Blossom. I've noticed a lot of new puppy owners have posted questions regarding potty training for their new babies. Since my 2 are now 9 months old, and I have been through this already, I thought I might share what worked for us. The puppy stage is very much like having a baby in the house, the training takes time and patience, and sleepless nights, but it is a temporary phase. The best thing that you can do to make potty training go smooth and without accidents is to first crate train your new baby, this will make your life much easier. Crate training your pup is not a cruel thing to do, they actually learn that the crate is a safe place. You can use it for sleeping, and for a safe place to put puppy in when you can't watch or supervise them, and for when you need to go out. The other important thing to do for successful puppy training is establishing a schedule. This worked the best for us, and our babies were fully trained by 5 months old. The schedule that worked for us was:




    6 am: Take puppy out for their first pee and poop of the day




    7 am: Feed puppy breakfast 1/3 of a cup kibble mixed with water.
    Place puppy back in crate for 10 mins to let tummy settle after eating.
    Then take puppy out for potty again.




    7 am: From 7 am to 2 pm take your puppy out every hour or two throughout the day , and increase the
    time by an hour each week , so they learn to hold.




    2 pm: Feed puppy lunch 1/3 of a cup of kibble mixed with water.
    Place puppy in crate for 10 mins to let tummy settle after eating.
    Then take puppy out for potty again.




    2 pm: From 2 pm to 8 pm, take your puppy out every hour or two during the day.




    8 pm: Feed puppy dinner 1/3 of a cup of kibble mixed with water.
    Place puppy back in crate of 10 mins to,let tummy settle after eating.
    Then take puppy out again.




    8 pm: From 8 pm to 11 pm , take your puppy out every hour or two, until around 11 pm or 11:30 pm.
    The last pee and poo break will be at around 11 pm before you go to bed.
    Take your puppy's water away around 8 or 9 pm, otherwise you will have many accidents throughout
    the night.




    2 am: We would set our cell phone for 2 am to go out for a pee. The time between 11 pm and 6 am when
    they go out for their first pee is too long for the new puppy to hold, but again this a temporary phase,
    and the puppy will eventually be able to hold all night. This happened for us when the pups were 5
    months old. After they were 5 months old, we were able to eliminate the 2 am outing, and they were
    able to hold for 4 or 5 hours at a time during the day.




    I hope this helps any new puppy owner that has maybe never owned a pup before, and doesn't know how to train a puppy, or anyone who has a new puppy and is struggling to train them. At first it's like you are training when the puppies will go, but eventually they will tell you when they need to go out, they will either go to the door, or bark, or whine, my female Blossom will whine, when she wants out, my male Dozer will bark. Another thing to do is take your puppy out before and after they play, as they will always go pee after they have been excited.




    Good luck to everyone, and remember this is a temporary phase , your puppy will be trained before
    You know it. Enjoy your new baby.


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    also maybe you could hire a dog walker to take her out if its going to be a long day, to break up the day.
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisabear123 View Post
    Would that be a stick or a paddle?
    It was supposed to say sticky stupid "smart phones"
    "If our dogs don't like you we probably won't either"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lokismom View Post
    It was supposed to say sticky stupid "smart phones"
    I just love (NOT) the auto-wrong w my iPad... Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisabear123 View Post
    I just love (NOT) the auto-wrong w my iPad... Lol
    Auto wrong LOL
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    Default Re: Potty Training Tips...

    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    Well....you will have to start from scratch. But don't worry, she will respond. Sounds like she was well on her way before her people dropped the ball.. I will give you a way that is very restrictive..for YOU and your fiancée. But it works. She needs to be leashed at all times in the house. Attached to a human, that will be watching her every move.
    Basic Rules..
    Out every hour to potty AND after eating and playing. Before going in the crate AND immediately after. Try taking her to the same area outside. They begin to know that's the place.

    No Roaming Freely..

    On a leash at all times. If the human needs a break, take her out to potty (the pup..lol) and immediately in the crate. When she comes out of the crate, immediately outside to potty, then back on the leash.

    If you see any signals she might be thinking about going, a gentle tug on her leash..your NO word and take her out immediately!

    High praise when she goes in correct place.
    Keep crate area small, no bigger than needed for her to stand up and turn around.
    Yes..it is a difficult thing..tethering yourself to a pup..but it works. You will be amazed at what you were missing.
    As much as I hate to amit this in an open forum hahahahahaha I have to agree with Becky's Rather unorthodox, attach your Pet to a Human Theory besides boring the pet to death, unless your Becky, which Jake had to be filled with mind shattering excitement during his attachment and is probably a self explanation why he eats cardboard hahahahahahaha. On a serious note, not only does she have an excellent point, but it is a self awareness to you of whats going on with your puppy. It's easy to get distracted, and break the routine, attachment to a person breaks the cycle, and in putting much thought into it, Probably the best way to get your puppy trained.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casper View Post
    As much as I hate to amit this in an open forum hahahahahaha I have to agree with Becky's Rather unorthodox, attach your Pet to a Human Theory besides boring the pet to death, unless your Becky, which Jake had to be filled with mind shattering excitement during his attachment and is probably a self explanation why he eats cardboard hahahahahahaha. On a serious note, not only does she have an excellent point, but it is a self awareness to you of whats going on with your puppy. It's easy to get distracted, and break the routine, attachment to a person breaks the cycle, and in putting much thought into it, Probably the best way to get your puppy trained.



    Well...I will have you know....Jake only eats cardboard when he isn't near me!



    Sheeeeeesh....and to think I was missing this!

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