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Old 11-26-2004, 12:47 PM
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okay.. ive been reading alot about litter training dogs.. and ive read at some places that said litter training is a great alternetive and so on of housebreaking.. and then ive read in other places that litter training should only be a temperary thing.. and that you are just teahing your dog that its okay to go in hte house and that its also okay to go on any type of paper (kids homework, bills, mail etc etc.).. which is right?? thnx.. raymond

and im not even really sure how to go about paper training.. would it be just like house training just changing the spot or what?? if anyone has a detailed way to papertrain a pup let me kno thnx.. raymond
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Old 11-26-2004, 07:52 PM
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This can be taken as a negative thing or a positive thing to teach your dog.

If you have say, and older dog with a bladder problem, and you have to work during the day..the poor thing is gonna need to go somewhere..so litter training in that sense...well, makes sense.

But for someone who owns a healthy, adult dog...or even a puppy...and just wants to litter train it..well I dunno...I think it tends to take away from the responsibility of taking the dog outside...dogs need exercise and time to be outside...and some people think that litter training is a good alternative so that they don't have to move from the couch and throw on a jacket.

I dunno. All depends on the intentions I guess.
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Old 11-27-2004, 06:08 PM
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oh no.. i wasnt thinking like this at all. i was thinking like i live in michigan.. and it gets below zero here and can snow up to 12 inches (rly bad for mi.) and that i odnt thnk ne dog that only weighs 12 pounds would like that.. and plus i dont get home until 2 and neither of my parents get home b4 me.. so after it was litter trained it wouldnt hve to hold it for 6 hours.. thats what i was thinking..
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Old 11-28-2004, 12:52 AM
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If the litterbox is working for you, then I say its fine. However, not knowing the breed and age, and knowing that you said it gets cold with snow , you might want to get some kind of sweater for the dog. Nothing that covers the whole body (hate those) but something to "drape" over the dogs back on cold outings. Most dogs can stand the cold at that short period of time. Just enough time to do her/his business. lol

That being said, when my dogs were puppies, I purchased training pads and spread them out on the entire kitchen floor. Then after each day would only cover alll but one spot on the floor until it got to only one on the floor. I've really never heard of a dog litter box. and don't know to much about them in terms of being effective or not. Just a suggestion

I do have to say, this training didn't work on my youngest dog but did wonders on my oldest. Its just a suggestion and guess it depends on the dog. I just give thanks to ceramic tiling.
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Old 11-28-2004, 11:53 AM
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I didn't even know you could litter train a dog! I so understand having a small dog in an area of lots of snow, tho!!!! When I had my little Cairn terrier...I had to shovel paths for him, there was no way he could walk thru deep snow. I agree, a sweater is a great idea. My little dog used to wear baby t-shirts indoors....he was always so cold! BUT..once he was bundled up, the path shovelled...that little guy loved to have a good romp outside. So, as long as it's only when you possibly CANNOT be there.
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Old 12-01-2004, 12:17 PM
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I paper train my dog and it's hard even when your consistent. I still think training them to go potty outside is better when they get older.
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Old 12-01-2004, 11:02 PM
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Howdy! Going through this same deal myself...we have a 11-week old yorkie (quite a little fireball ) -- we had him gated off in my in-laws kitchen while we were there for thanksgiving, and we put a pad down.....he started to potty/poop on the pad......he did that with about 80% success ....so i introduced his litter box with a pad inside it after a few days...he now goes in that.....

we then came home...and gated him off in our bathroom...with teh same pad and the same box....well.....we have a few mistakes here and there.....but all in all...not bad....in about a week (after he gets used to this)....im gonna put dog litter in there and see if he takes well to that....should help control the smell too

good luck! (i know my patience has been tested a few times )

and what do you all think of rubbing their face in it when they pee on the carpet? a few of my friends SWEAR that works wonders....but ive heard so much negative....any comments?
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Old 12-01-2004, 11:09 PM
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and just for a little humor....when we first got him, we had him on the bed...and we just bought this potty training book....we had it setting on the bed as well....

well, you can see here what he thought of potty training

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Old 12-02-2004, 12:11 AM
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I think potty training/ house breaking is better. When it was cold out we used wee pads. You can buy them at Petco..Petsmart etc!
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Old 12-02-2004, 02:02 AM
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the pads are awesome....thing is, they tend to smell....cause i hate to throw them out right away...cause they have his scent on it....so he's more likely to go there....but yeah....hooray for pads.....im gonna try the dog litter soon....cheaper, a little cleaner, and easier
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