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Old 08-10-2011, 03:27 PM
JoshDT33 JoshDT33 is offline
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Default House training questions, I can't sleep!!

I am writing this while being very tired so bare with me. I just got a dog not long ago. He's a 3 month old Golden Retriever/Collie mix. He has been fairly good for the most part until last night. I have him in a kennel in another room from mine. He cries after being in it. Usually after he finishes with his kong toys, which keeps him occupied for a little bit. Most nights, so far, he just cries for a few minutes then stops for the night. Last night he cried and barked every couple hours. Would this just mean he has to be taken out to use the washroom when he cries? I have been giving him treats when he goes outside and nothing when he has been going inside, which he has been doing at least once a day. He usually won't go in his kennel. He has though and he tears up his pad/newspaper as well. I take him out when I'm there every hour usually, except for at night. Should I put his kennel in my room so he can be by at night. I put in the other room because I'm gone during the day so I figured he would get used to being alone. I play with him for hours at night so he's getting his attention.

When he pee's on the floor, do I just say "No, bad dog" as I would say "Good boy" when he does it outside and I give him a treat.

Also, biting is a slight issue. It's not that bad but he gets out of control sometimes with not listening and I say no and pull me hands away but then he starts barking at me. I usually just put a toy in his mouth to start biting which somewhat works but what if I don't have one.
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