Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Housetraining issue

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Country
    USA
    Posts
    4
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Daisy
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Housetraining issue

    Hi all! This is my first post here but I've been stalking for awhile. Have the most hilarious 11-month old English bulldog named Daisy, who has been a nightmare house training. We live in an apartment and she has finally grasped the idea that she needs to go outside - either on the balcony or when I take her outside - but if the balcony door is closed, she'll just go right next to the door. She gives no indication that she needs to go. No whining, no barking, no anything. I use positive reinforcement when she goes outside. I've tried the bells on the door but she doesn't really seem to get it and they drive my husband crazy. She's transitioned to sleeping outside her crate most of the time. She can go all day without having an accident, so I don't think it's health-related. She just goes when she wants to. Any ideas?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -daisy-jpg  

  2. #2
    The Ultimate Sourmug nycbullymama's Avatar
    Country
    usa
    Posts
    5,226
    Bulldog(s) Names
    b and w
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    1414

    Default Re: Housetraining issue

    Do you have her on a schedule?


  3. #3
    Newbie
    Country
    USA
    Posts
    4
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Daisy
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Housetraining issue

    I take her out when I get home which is anywhere between 3 pm and 5 pm. I'll then take her out again a couple hours later, and then again before going to bed. As long as the balcony door is open, she can come and go as she pleases and will go outside. If it's closed, she'll go to the bathroom right in front of the door. I just wish that she'd whine, or bark, or something!

  4. #4
    I'm Polish what did you expect! A lady like person? Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Pati Robins's Avatar
    Real Name
    Pati
    Country
    UK-Cardiff
    Location
    Cardiff UK
    Posts
    2,898
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lily (British Bulldog) & Shy (American Bulldog X)
    Likes (Received)
    81
    Blog Entries
    7

    Default Re: Housetraining issue

    You could actually teach her scratching or barking at the door - my deaf dog scratches and lilly (hearing) barks so i know which one need to go when im upstairs
    It is a simple thing to do - when its her time for potty , grab a treat and once she is by the door and "busting" to go out -keep asking her "wanna go potty (or however you call your cue word when you take her out) and keep repeating it in a happy voice- most likely she will get agitated and impatient and starts barking -give a treat , use cue word "potty (or whatever you used ) & good girl
    If you stick to this - giving treat each time -she will soon learn that letting you know that she needs to go out means tasty treat for her -once she gets it start reducing treats but continue praise her -and then give her a treat once in a while
    (For a gentle reminder) x
    "I use search option before posting new thread "
    Rest In Peace Winston xxx

    Shy & Lilly


  5. #5
    Texas Carol....put the heart in EBN Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Texas Carol's Avatar
    Real Name
    Carol
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Central Texas
    Posts
    7,202
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Fat Cami
    Likes (Received)
    2742

    Default Re: Housetraining issue

    Welcome to EBN, Blondie (my own nickname from long ago) & Daisy.
    What a beauty, Congratulations!

    I just posted in another thread on the two bullies I've had and this issue.
    Neither ever showed signs or vocalized either, it drove me insane too.
    As Patty said, they will eventually learn to do this, be patient, calm & consistent.
    Praise effusively (I mean, over the top) when they bark, scratch, whine and/or
    go potty outside and ALWAYS, give high value treat for just that action.

    My Cami finally will go to the door, if I'm not paying attention, gives one short bark
    and potties outside. She came to me at 5 y/o, now 6 & a half, never thought I'd see
    these behaviors from her! She'd do good awhile then regress, it was so frustrating!!
    These went on it seemed forever, finally, she just decided to do it. Make them think
    it's THEIR idea and that THEY want to do it (for that yummy treat), Good luck!


    My 1st bully, Brutus
    RIP beloved boy.

  6. #6
    I'm not OCD....now who moved my bulldog? I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    2BullyMama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Christine
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Gilbertsville, PA
    Posts
    40,178
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lambeau, Chelios (Frenchie), Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014)
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    11515

    Default Re: Housetraining issue

    to EBN! Daisy is adorable. Pati and Carol gave you great advice
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    There is a part of your heart not alive until a bulldog has entered your lif
    e.

    Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014) -- My angels
    Thank you for all the love, fun and teachings




  7. #7
    Newbie
    Country
    USA
    Posts
    4
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Daisy
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Housetraining issue

    Thank you for these tips! I will definitely try your idea, Pati Robins! Will keep you posted. Am so thankful for this forum!

  8. #8
    I'm Polish what did you expect! A lady like person? Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Pati Robins's Avatar
    Real Name
    Pati
    Country
    UK-Cardiff
    Location
    Cardiff UK
    Posts
    2,898
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lily (British Bulldog) & Shy (American Bulldog X)
    Likes (Received)
    81
    Blog Entries
    7

    Default Re: Housetraining issue

    Quote Originally Posted by VIBlondie View Post
    Thank you for these tips! I will definitely try your idea, Pati Robins! Will keep you posted. Am so thankful for this forum!
    You are very welcome x let me know in few weeks or so how did it go xx
    Forum is fantastic -members here are like big family x
    "I use search option before posting new thread "
    Rest In Peace Winston xxx

    Shy & Lilly


  9. #9
    Feed Store Operator
    Location
    Phx, Az.
    Posts
    732
    Bulldog(s) Names
    By many names depending on the situation?
    Likes (Received)
    47

    Default Re: Housetraining issue

    Hi,
    Welcome. You will be amazed with the amount of answers you will get for your question. Read as much as you can, boil down all suggestions into what is common amongst them. You will find it to be patience, patience, practice, patience. praise, practice, praise..repeat.
    Might fine advice above. I concur.
    B&B~ABEBD

    "Opinions are FREE, Suggestions are TRUSTED, Advice is RESPECTED" bwl @2013

  10. #10
    Potty Trainer HoldenIron's Avatar
    Country
    United States
    Location
    Sunny Florida
    Posts
    52
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Abraham "Abe"
    Likes (Received)
    54

    Default Re: Housetraining issue

    My Abraham is driving us nuts too. He doesn't have an accident for days and then all of a sudden he will go in the house two or three times in one day. Or even worse we let him out to go and waits till he comes back inside to go.

  11. #11
    Newbie
    Country
    USA
    Posts
    4
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Daisy
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Housetraining issue

    I know how you feel! She does really good for awhile…and then reverts.

    She's slowly getting better - thanks for all of the help here. It's a good thing she's cute!


    Quote Originally Posted by HoldenIron View Post
    My Abraham is driving us nuts too. He doesn't have an accident for days and then all of a sudden he will go in the house two or three times in one day. Or even worse we let him out to go and waits till he comes back inside to go.

Remove Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •