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Question by Tinabme
Submitted on 12/2/2003
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I have a three year old Chihuahua, that has always had run of the house and slept with us. However, he is not completely housetrained.  He doesn't poop in the house, but he pees where ever he pleases. I have read many how to's on house training, but with him caging in an option.  I tried, and he yelped all day. Any ideas on how to housetrain him without a cage?

Answer by chimama
Submitted on 12/2/2003
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I think he's not so much peeing as he is 'marking his territory'.

I've not had experience breaking dogs of this habit, I have heard that neutering them can sometimes reduce this behavior, but if your chi is already neutered, obviously that's not going to help.

Sorry I can't give you a better answer, as always I refer people to the book Chihuahuas for Dummies, which may have some ideas for you.


Answer by christine
Submitted on 2/29/2004
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There is one way to house train your Chihuahua that I know of without a need for cages.  It will have to be an extended period of time (2 to 3 days) were you can spend 100% of your time with your dog.  Let your dog eat its regular meals and maybe if you limit its water give it extra.  Right after meals bring your dog to his elimination area and praise him when he sniffs/ and or goes to the bathroom. If he doesn’t go to the bathroom bring him around with you everywhere, holding him or having him on a leash are two good options.  Every 10 minutes or so bring him back to his area and praise him when he sniffs and/or goes.  Repeat this process every two hours which is about the amount a normal Chihuahua needs to eliminate. this is what I am doing to house train my dog and even though your pup is somewhat house trained think of it as a correction or refresher course for him.  Email me at aveljop@hotmail.com and tell me how it works out.


Answer by sweetpea
Submitted on 7/10/2004
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i have a 2-3 year old beagle, she is a girl and is not yet house broken. she is not allowed to come into the house till she won't go on the carpet. What are ways i can house break her without bringing her in????


Answer by Dianeb
Submitted on 10/21/2004
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I just got a Chihuahua this week that belonged to an elderly lady that fed her table scraps and is over weight she weights 12lbs! I have tied for the last 3 days to feed her a variety of dog foods and she will not eat.  Any advice?  The foods I have tried are moist and meaty, kibbles and bits and now mighty dog in a can.  I took her to the vet and was told that she will eat when she gets hungry and she needs to loose down to 10lbs to get health.   She is very happy and a good little dog.


Answer by Raine
Submitted on 1/21/2005
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my baby goes to a baby sitter for the week
while i go to school and work but he loves it when i come to get him on the weekends
will he get more attched to the other family


Answer by Kayla
Submitted on 2/5/2005
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I would suggest to crate train her.You put your dog in a crate after it eats or if it just woke up or if it is going around in circles. If she messes on the floor clean it up quik and put her in the crate.


Answer by carly_300
Submitted on 9/12/2005
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I have a Chihuahua, he is around 7 months and  he is always going to the bathroom in the house and i don't know what to do i have been bring him outside and rewarding him but he doesn't seem to be catching on and it is now becoming cold out and seems he wants to go out less and less. i want to start to train him indoors... can anyone help me


Answer by Special K
Submitted on 9/23/2005
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My 3 month old pom chi wont stop chewing or biting you, any helpful hints to correct this?


Answer by William
Submitted on 2/8/2006
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I am trying the same setup as Christine.  Unfortunately, I have not had enought time to be with him 100%. Hopefully once we move to our new home I will be able to spend an entire week with him.  He has been in the training process for one week... so far I have gotten him to poo in the litter and pi on command. Really... you walk over to his litter and say "pipi" and he will get in and try his best to squeeze some liquid out... even if he had already gone.  I just need to get him to always go there to pi... he misses about 50% of the time.


Answer by brigs
Submitted on 3/4/2006
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shoot them all, then I guarentee you will have no more pee pee or poop in the house from your dirty dogs. Of course, there may be some blood & bits of brain, but that's another story.


Answer by liz
Submitted on 3/8/2006
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oh my gosh i really need help house training my 7-8 month old female chihuahua and if she doesn't get trained in the next TWO WEEKS, she is GONE....=[ HELP HELP HELP!


Answer by Capone
Submitted on 3/16/2006
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i need help too my chihuahua is still not house broken!!! he pees on the corner of the bath room wall...and he poops in the bedrooms...he lets us know when were all up and like in the living room...he'll go to the door...but when were asleep he poops and pees in the bedrooms and the bath room...and when we keep him out at night he jumps like a jumping bean on the glass window/door..so it gets on our nerves a lot and we let him in... can anybody give me advise on housebreaking him...my parents are starting to get really fustraded with him...thank you Capone's owner


Answer by MohawK
Submitted on 8/3/2006
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Put some duck tape over his thingy..  then he wont go!  :)


Answer by Dia2004
Submitted on 8/18/2006
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I have a question about my chihuahua, he has a bad habbit of bitting at children that he doesn't know. They might run by him and he will bark and chase them, sometime even try to bite them. I really want to break this habbit but I don't know how! Anyone have any clue what to do?


Answer by DGREY
Submitted on 9/13/2006
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perhaps you can keep her in a cage, if you don't want to do that, take her on longish
walks and see if she does her business their. I'm not entirely sure.


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