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    Housebreaking Frustrations...

    Renee - what kind of dog is Shiva? I think I missed that one. I had to laugh at the "big piles" because Zack is "mostly" my 7 year old daughter's dog. She has insisted that she be the one to pick up the yard after him. Well, his piles are getting bigger along with him. She's not as eager to...
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    Housebreaking Frustrations...

    Thanks, once again, everyone! Well, Zack seems to like the bells. Either he likes the sound or he likes to play with the knots at the end of the rope. They are the large bells and have a deep sound. I can see why some bells would scare a pup. We just put two on the rope. It's not so loud...
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    Housebreaking Frustrations...

    Will definitely let you know how it's going. Today was pretty good after the patio accident. Zack was so funny with the bells. After he went potty, we came in and I dried his feet/belly and then he sat in front of the door and rang the bells...I opened the door and he just looked out, so...
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    Housebreaking Frustrations...

    Great! This is classic. My 7 year-old took Zack outside to use the bathroom and while she was putting her jacket on he peed on the patio. Is this just a lazy dog??? I'm so ignorant, but I'm really trying. We take him to his "spot" when we take him out and he has no problem. Maybe I'm...
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    Housebreaking Frustrations...

    Thanks all! We ring the bells each time we take him to the door to go out...is that the right way??? We have also taken to keeping him in his crate when we are not directly with him or when he has to go out. He doesn't hate it, but it's not his favorite thing. I hope it's the right...
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    Housebreaking Frustrations...

    Thanks for the advice!!! We tried making a scene and it scared him. I don't think he was hurt at all where he came from. Are some dogs just big fraidy cats? We've never had a puppy from the beginning, so this is very new to us. I went to the craft store and bought a couple of large jingle...
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    Housebreaking Frustrations...

    How long does it take to housebreak a puppy, and why won't my puppy let us know that he has to go? We take him out regularly and watch him when he is out of his crate. Many times when he has an accident, he simply squats and pees with no sniffing or warning at all. I am frustrated already...
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