8 week old Cali

by Chelsea
(Georgia)

I just brought an 8 week old JRT pup, Ive read up on Potty training and just want to know the best way to potty train her, she cries all night in her crate so that isn't working, I brought some puppy pads she uses them to an extent, but not every time. I know potty doesn't happen over night but I just want to know the best and fastest way to potty train her.

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Sep 16, 2012
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jrt
by: Anonymous

i tried to crate train my 4 month old jack 7 years ago and she ate her poop, i gave up on crate trainin i know this is of no help but i do have an awsome 7 year old female jrt now :)

Aug 22, 2012
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PP ON THE PAPER
by: MARI

1) potty training. I am the pp queen. You must be with her every second for a couple of days, and the instant she starts going, where she is not supposed to, gasp loudly, expressing dissatisfaction, followed up with picking her up immediately gently underscore gently and placing her on the paper, saying pp on the paper. then good girls, pp on the paper. no reward. when she does pp on the paper, don;t shout out and make a lot of noise and movement,. just quietly say sweetly, good girl, and produce the snackie. it's all about the treat. I use Bil-Jac little.Jacs made with chicken liver. i mash the soft treat flat between my fingers & place it in the mouth gently, also teaching the dog at this time, not to bite mama. paddy loves me to give him his snackies, they don't have the ability to smash food that way, it allows the flavor to go all over the tongue, providing a more delightful experience, making the dog want to do things more. while feeding, i say softly good pp on the paper, repeating it a few times! It wasn't long at all & paddy learned to p on the paper to get the treat!, as well as when he needed to pp. the other thing, clean up any accidents, right away, quietly expressing your dissatisfaction with the pp. i say shewie, shewie, and make a big deal quietly about cleaning it up. this is not easy for the first bit, but, i assure you it will work. Paddy is six months old and hasn't had one accident, (and we moved ) since he was about 2 months old. he misses from time to time.. but, i just remind,, ON the paper. I had radio fencing put in so soon he'll have his own courtyard to play in. he entertains me , and is so loving, but yes he is challenging too. good luck! and remember consistency is the key
paddy sleeps in his crate next to my bed with the door closed, where he is safe from getting into thingsand eating something that might harm him, or destroy a valuable thing.. he cried a bit at first, but, it is minimal, he goes into his crate on command, because i gave him a treat EVERY time he was placed in, and taught him the word motel. thruout the day now, whenever paddy needs to take a "crazy" break, i just say motel, and he goes in. i don't always give him a snackie, esp notor being crazy for this now, but usually do for pp if its handy. only because i like to. i hope this helps you.

Aug 21, 2012
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Cali
by: Deborah

I really think the best training would be what you are doing with the crate training yes she will cry but then she will be fine and it will be a secure place for her and she will get used to the crate ad you will be suprized as she grows up she will sleep in her crate as a security blanket for her!I know alot of people that have crate trained and it works great she just has to get used to it and she will!
Good Luck

Aug 21, 2012
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Cali
by: Deborah

I really think the best training would be what you are doing with the crate training yes she will cry but then she will be fine and it will be a secure place for her and she will get used to the crate ad you will be suprized as she grows up she will sleep in her crate as a security blanket for her!I know alot of people that have crate trained and it works great she just has to get used to it and she will!
Good Luck

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