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Question by mrscopa
Submitted on 12/2/2003
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I've recently got a Lhasa puppy but she's already 3mo. old and I'm having a hard time potty training her goes any one have any advise or tips!I'm also wanting to know if this is a fairly smart breed of dog?

Answer by Heidi Horton
Submitted on 1/7/2004
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I also have a 3 month old Lhasa and have found them difficult to train. We are on day two of no accidents the key is to take them out several times to the grass and praise the heck out of them when they go. Also catching them and raising a deep voice so they know it's wrong and take them out after that. Good Luck! they are so worth it...


Answer by R Howard
Submitted on 1/21/2004
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I've found the Lhasa's to be very easy to train.  Usually, I have them house-broken by age 6-8 weeks.  I start with paper training, and then progress to outdoors.  They seem to understand the process very quickly.


Answer by Terri
Submitted on 2/5/2004
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Our Lhasa took approximately 9 months to be totally housebroken.  He is now almost 2 and is excellent.  We were told that he hadn't matured and really didn't "get it."  As I understand, they mature later then other dogs because they live longer.


Answer by Lenzzi
Submitted on 3/24/2004
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I have two Lhasa Apsos. My first is Phoebe, she's 8 months old. It took me 2 1/2 months to train her. I took her to her potty spot every hour. When I wasn't at home, I penned her in the kitchen and trained her to go on paper. Then, we moved into a different house w/ doggie doors and from that point on she knew how to go out the doors to potty. My new Lhasa is 4 months old and I've been in the process of training him for 2 months and he still doesn't get it!! I take him to the same spot every hour or so and he goes on command, but he still hasn't put 2 and 2 together that it's not okay to go in the house. I read up on Lhasa potty training and have heard that they are slow in maturing and usually take 2 to 4 months to train. So, just be patient and find a routine. Also, when you take them out to potty, take them to the same spot and say the same thing every time. I always say "Go Potty!" in a high pitched voice. Then, they get a treat when they go. Anyways, it can be real frustrating, but just be patient.


Answer by cjf
Submitted on 10/20/2004
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I had a Lhasa several years ago and found her to be the hardest dog ever to train.  We had her for 2 years before she was really trained but the only reason that it happened was we got another dog (Lab) and he was so smart that he was trained in only a couple of days and then she finally got the idea of what she was suppose to do.  I think that I could of tried forever and she would of never learned. She almost caused a divorce .  My husband wanted to get rid of her because she was so stubborn with the housebreaking but I wouldn't do.


Answer by Kris
Submitted on 1/14/2005
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I bought a lhasa (male) puppy who was 4 mos. old. Took me about 2 weeks to train him. Training is all about repetition. I kept an eye on him a great deal. Now he goes right to the door when he has to go.


Answer by Cheaven
Submitted on 3/29/2005
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I have 2 male Lhasa's I got about 6 months apart.  One was 6 weeks when we picked him up, the other was 8 weeks.   I took one week off work to stay home each time we got a new puppy.  They were both trained within a day.  VERY SMART animals !  Take them outside every time after the eat or wake up from a nap.  I crated both of them at night & then during the day when I went back to work.  We only had one accident with each puppy.  I've had LOT'sof different breeds of dog.  The Lhasa is the smartest I have ever owned, other then my Jack Russel.  


Answer by Jo
Submitted on 1/1/2006
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I just got my puppy dog home yesterday. He's got a training mat and woke in the night and did a wee on it all by himself without waking me. It's not going to be easy to leave him penned in the kitchen at night though because he barked and woke the whole house!


Answer by SIR YOGY
Submitted on 1/14/2006
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Answer by DC
Submitted on 1/29/2006
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Does anybody know any good sites on training a Lhaso about 4-5 yrs old? Thanks in advance!


Answer by harvey
Submitted on 11/12/2006
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i am 5 and still pee in the house at same spots, even though i am walked 4 times  a day.i'm well loved so why do i do it//


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