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Question by Confused : (
Submitted on 4/19/2004
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I just got a Pomeranian.Its 4 months old and, i tried taking it to my go potty in-front of my house but it didn't go.I just fed it like 3 hours ago and, i just sit there on my front pour ch siting.Should i use the paper.I tried using the paper and it works!But how long should i keep him on the paper?When its time, after i feed how long should i wait to walk my dog?Please help me. :(

Answer by Rmanduh
Submitted on 4/20/2004
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i know how you feel! i am in the process of paper training my little 11 week old chihuahua. usually when i feed her about 15 minutes later she will need to go pee. sometimes it takes several hours before she is ready to go poop. i think it all depends on the dog. if you can, after you feed her keep her close to you so that you can see if she starts sniffing around looking for a place to go. as soon as you notice that, have her follow you to where the paper is and tell her to 'go potty'. some dogs seem shy and dont like to go infront of you, so dont necessarily stare at her the whole time. as soon as she finally goes tell her what a very good girl she is. give her lots of praise! soon she will get the idea. i was told that it could take a month or so for them to learn to go to the papered area on their own. so just be patient and it will pay off eventually!


Answer by chimama
Submitted on 4/21/2004
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Rmanduh, you're a fast learner.  Your advice is Right On!  I have one dog who is very prissy and likes her litter tray kept very clean, she goes potty on command (not sure how that happened, but it took a while) and doesn't care who watches.  My other dog doesn't seem to care if I ever clean out the clumps, but will shy away if she catches you looking at her, so I have to watch out of the corner of my eye.

It will probably not be until the puppy is six months old before you can trust her to be reliable using the tray, paper or asking to go outside.  That's an any breed thing, not just chihuahuas.  Praise is essential, let her know How Happy you are that she went poo poo or pee pee in the appropriate place.  Even now that my girls are 1 1/2 and 2 1/2, I still praise them for using the litter tray or for going potty outside before getting into the car.


Answer by Janikki
Submitted on 12/21/2004
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I think that Pomeranians are complicated creatures. My dog Nikki learned to go outside when I scolded her for peeing on the floor. In other words I kept taking her outside and she eventually learned that outside was best. Your dog obviously likes peeing on paper. Perhaps you should take it one step at a time. Move the paper closer to the door that leads outside. After a while you can move the paper outside. Hopefully it will get to the point where you can trust your dog to go on the grass. If this doesn't work then you may want to consider calling an obedience school trainer.


Answer by ALLY
Submitted on 3/9/2006
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