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Old 11-06-2006, 10:42 PM
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hi i have a 6 month old min pin and i am going crazy i have tried everything and i am at my wits end she is not able to be trained at all she doesnt even understand "sit" she doesnt go to the bathroom outside and i am home with her all day i have a cocker who was so simple to train i got her a trainer and she was so easy i have tryed to do the same things with my min pin and nothing is working she barks at everything she is scared of strangers cars anything that moves or makes noise the only thing she isnt scared of is other dogs she is so sweet and cute and the funniest little dog i have ever seen but i am going nuts she goes on the paper about 25% of the time outside 15% and then on the carpet/floor the other 60% of the time i have crate trained her and everything i just dont get it i dont know what to do with her should i try to litter train her? Is there any tricks or tips to min pins? Am i just missing something here or what i feel like i am failing her it is making me very sad and upset please help me!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-06-2006, 11:48 PM
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hi i have a 6 month old min pin and i am going crazy i have tried everything and i am at my wits end she is not able to be trained at all she doesnt even understand "sit" she doesnt go to the bathroom outside and i am home with her all day i have a cocker who was so simple to train i got her a trainer and she was so easy i have tryed to do the same things with my min pin and nothing is working she barks at everything she is scared of strangers cars anything that moves or makes noise the only thing she isnt scared of is other dogs she is so sweet and cute and the funniest little dog i have ever seen but i am going nuts she goes on the paper about 25% of the time outside 15% and then on the carpet/floor the other 60% of the time i have crate trained her and everything i just dont get it i dont know what to do with her should i try to litter train her? Is there any tricks or tips to min pins? Am i just missing something here or what i feel like i am failing her it is making me very sad and upset please help me!!!!!!!!!
Start your puppy on NILIF training, you will find some useful links on how to get started at http://www.all44paws.org/links.htm
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Old 11-06-2006, 11:59 PM
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Yes, the NILIF training methods are a great idea. Most timid dogs are stressed and feel as if they need to bark at everything and protect their owners... because they feel as if all of the responsibility is on them to be pack leader. It should be the other way around.

About the potty training, you need to make it a positive experience. You should choose either paper or outside training, as using both is probably confusing your pup. All of my dogs are pee pad trained, and to train them I have used praise, praise, and more praise. Since your dog is not potty trained, do not let her out of your sight when you are home... if you can not supervise, put her in her crate. If she starts to go to the bathroom in the wrong place, pick her up, place her on her pad (or run her outside) and praise her. If you outside train, you need to be taking her out frequently until she is better trained.
Some dogs are just easier to potty train than others. Small dogs have small bladders meaning more frequent urination. I would keep a close eye on her until she gets the hang of potty training.
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Old 11-07-2006, 12:32 AM
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Don't give her the chance to go to the bathroom.

Tie her leash to your belt and consistenly take her outside, praising when she does her business.

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Old 11-07-2006, 06:23 AM
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ok thanks those are great ideas but the only thing is that i take her outside sometimes every hour and she will hold it and as soon as she comes inside she will go in my house and i do crate her when i cannot watch her and she has a small part of my house where i can watch her in cause i have baby gates up so she cant go where ever she wants anyways that one link i was givin im going to check it out i am not to sre what NILIF is but i guess im going to learn thanks everyone
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Old 11-07-2006, 06:37 AM
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that site was good but i do that already kinda with one dog (the one with the training) and even she doesnt always listen mostly just when people come to my house but i guess thats my fault im going to try this with both my dogs and see if it helps


i was wondering should i teach my kids to do this with them too?
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Old 11-07-2006, 07:03 AM
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my terrier mix was the same way. She's over a year old now and STILL Has problems with training. I'm sure it's our lack of following through with training her properly. I really just need to start all over and train her the right way.

There are some really good threads on here to get you started. I keep saying I'm going to start soon. I really need to. There's nothing worse than having a dog that won't listen and obey commands and use the bathroom outside 100% of the time.

We had to tear up all our carpeting in the living room and hallway because of Lola peeing everywhere. We need to tear it up in my daughter's room too but have been procrastinating.

I wanted so much to blame the dog for her problems.. that she was not able to be trained, that she wasn't a smart dog, or did the things she did out of spite. But in reality it was us. We were lazy when it came to her training. And as we all know... puppies don't train themselves.

I wish you luck with your pup. Hang in there and be consistent. Browse through some of the threads on training and I'm sure they will get you started in the right direction.
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Old 11-07-2006, 05:07 PM
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ok thanks those are great ideas but the only thing is that i take her outside sometimes every hour and she will hold it and as soon as she comes inside she will go in my house and i do crate her when i cannot watch her and she has a small part of my house where i can watch her in cause i have baby gates up so she cant go where ever she wants anyways that one link i was givin im going to check it out i am not to sre what NILIF is but i guess im going to learn thanks everyone
When ever she is loose in your house, you HAVE to watch her... do not take your eyes off of her for even a second. Do not give her the chance to go to the bathroom on the floor.
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