Iiiih ugh! What can it be if the dog is not house-trained …
Worth knowing and instructions about cleanliness training for puppies and adult dogs
This way your puppy / dog will be house trained
Training for housebuilding in puppies is actually very simple …
actually because it requires a lot of human attention. The more often people “did not pay attention”, the longer it takes.
The simple rule is when to take your puppy outside:
- after eating
- after sleeping
- after playing
So more or less “always”. Well, in between the little one sleeps a little longer. Provided that people stay close to them.
Do you think your dog won’t notice if you use their sleep to take a quick shower or take out the trash? Of course he notices that. He wakes up. It is “after sleeping”. He has to. And besides, you are not to be seen, so it could be that he gets some stress too. A small child would scream now or call for the “Mamaaaaaa !!!”. A puppy does not necessarily whine when it feels left alone. Some are silent, yet worried. And quickly pee on the carpet.
That would be a very typical situation, and man is “to blame” for not being able to see his little dog waking up. Once again he “practiced” to loosen himself on the carpet.
Stay stressed alone
I just mentioned stress. Quite a few dogs really suffer when people leave the room. Not only when he leaves the apartment, but also when he goes to another floor. This is nothing special for humans, it is “there”, just not to be seen. The puppy has no idea where his human being is going. He cannot go because there is a staircase or a children’s gate in between. Humans have not made any special signs, so the puppy does not know what is going on. Maybe the weird biped has forgotten him?
Regardless of whether your dog has just not yet learned to stay alone or whether he is already suffering from separation stress:
Staying alone is very unusual for puppies and adult dogs often don’t feel as comfortable as they do with their humans. And that is exactly what can cause adult dogs to empty themselves in the house.
Human reaction when “IT” has happened
Depending on how people react when they see the mishap, the puppy can interpret the situation differently. If people scold when wiping it up, it could be that the puppy is going to be more hidden in the future: in a corner of the room, behind the large flower pot, in an adjoining room. Especially if the owner catches the puppy in Flagranti and then scolds him properly, the puppy would rather not do his business in the presence of humans. Better not outdoors …
As always when training good behavior, it should be worth it for the young dog if he does everything correctly. So that he understands that it is super-duper-mega-great to put a stream or heap on the lawn, there are delicious pieces of food and very friendly praise. You are also welcome to play with your puppy.
To note from garden owners with (desire for) beautiful lawn: the urine of dogs makes yellow spots in the lawn. If you have a male, he will pee along the fence and raise his leg. Bitches find the green, soft lawn class and like to crouch there. This creates the yellow failure points …
Therefore, consider what you want from the adult dog and train exactly where it can later do its business.
If your dog has loosened up in the house, wipe it up calmly and without comment. By the way, you should never use vinegar cleaners or cleaners with strong smells (ammonia), because they encourage you to pee on them. In contrast, an enzyme cleaner is ideal. There are some products here.
Recognize the signs
Each dog shows in its own way that it has to get out. Some go straight to the front door. Others turn in a circle, and would then do on the spot, others leave the room and go to an undisturbed place. Many dogs sniff the ground before they come loose. You can only see what your dog does to prepare for its business. And to react in time in the future, you have to be very careful.
If you notice that your puppy is spinning and spinning, or sniffing the ground as if looking for something, you immediately take him in your arms and bring him to his release point. You drop it there and just wait in peace until it can come loose. This can take a few minutes, because everything outside is exciting, sometimes scary. It would be great if you already did some relaxation training and can say your relaxation word. Because it is much easier for your dog to do what you expect in the right place.
Cold, wet and other stressors
Many dogs don’t like it when it’s wet and cold. Many a puppy really seems to think it is unreasonable to be outside in THE WEATHER!
As soon as you are back inside without doing anything, he can do what he should have done outside … and you can wipe up and pull yourself together.
Maybe you just have to make it tasty for your puppy to go outside in the rain. You could take small pieces of sausage with you and throw a dice forward for each step. So he has distraction, hopefully he is happy and relaxes with the movement and the search. You can praise him for how brave he is. Warm up a bit, play and run together. Then you make an end signal for the end of the game sequence, stop and just wait a little. Maybe light stroking will help you relax a little more.
And never forget to party when your little dog does its business. Hey, he’s the hero!
The adult dog and the thing with the ground
It is not uncommon for adult dogs to be not completely house-trained. There are many reasons. Sometimes it is up to the breeder who either did nothing or practiced on an unfavorable surface. For example, some use an old carpet or towels as a “correct” release point. There are also fleece mats especially for dogs that are intended for this purpose. When the dog no longer has its mat in the new home, it looks for the object that is most similar to it: the carpet.
Other dogs are used to surfaces that you cannot offer outdoors, such as bark mulch or sawdust.
My first puppy was used to grass and then had to persevere in the city until he found a tuft of grass somewhere….
This is, so to speak, the dog version of the “not-my-toilet syndrome”.
In adult dogs (but of course also in puppies!), Physical causes can also be the reason why the dog loosens in the house. Cystitis and other diseases can go unnoticed. It makes sense to plan a visit to the vet if you don’t see a reasonable reason why your dog is still cleaning it up.
Which is clearly NOT
- It is definitely not “protest pee” when your dog pees in the house.
- It is by no means “poop to annoy the owner” if your dog puts his piles in the house owner’s slippers.
- It is definitely not “dominance” when a dog goes into the house / bed / somewhere else.
It is not a bad intention!
If your dog makes a “guilty face”, it is more likely that it associates a bad experience with your appearance. That needn’t be a punishment in your mind. It is often enough if you moan “Oh shit, does that have to be?” As soon as you come into the house.
Sure, you are tired and want to enjoy your well-deserved end of work. And instead you can clean first … that’s tough.
With understanding for success
But I think your dog will be hit hard too. Because think about it. Imagine that you are dependent on others who go with you where you can do what you have to do. You have to and you are waiting. You eat it. Then the rescuer comes, but you put it off well. NOW you should be able to. It does not work. Too tense. Too cold. Too exciting. Too dark. Too many people.
Back home, nice and warm, familiar, all good. Now it’s working.
Of course, I’m interpreting wildly here, that’s for sure. I also never want to say that I know what dogs think. But if you just imagine it like this or something like that, you have more patience and understanding for your dog.
If you know that your dog is not annoying you with its behavior, you can react much more relaxed. You can think about how you can make it use a suitable place.
When considering, be sure to consider separation stress, which affects a lot more dogs than their owners often believe. Not every dog with separation stress destroys pillows and sofas, some do nothing and some … exactly!
The welcome pee can also fall under this heading: You come home and your dog is so happy that he pee during the welcome …
And if you don’t find anything, examine your daily routine. Stress can also arise from too many walks or activities, but also from too little of it.
Or there are things that scare your dog and cause stress.
A good trainer can help you with the search and has ideas on what measures your dog can take to ensure that its release point is not in the apartment.
I wish you all the best!