I Finally Got Housebreaking!

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  1. juliefurry

    juliefurry Rusty but Trusty

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    Well I did it! I finally understand the "science" to housebreaking a dog. It only took me three dogs to completely understand it too. I was just sitting in my computer chair a few minutes ago heard Hannah make a little noise got up and let her out without even thinking about it. Then I sat down and I was like "I did it I've been housebroken!" So I guess my dogs actually housebroke me and showed me what and how to do it right. The lightbulb got so bright on top of my head that I think it just blew!
     
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    Whewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!
     
  3. Saje

    Saje Island dweller

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    Yay! COngratulations. :D Gold star for you.
     
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    Wow that's great. Congrats.
     
  5. juliefurry

    juliefurry Rusty but Trusty

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    I feel so relieved. I think they were all housebroken for the longest time and I was the one who didn't get it.
     
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    That is awesome! Good for you...it usually gets easier with each dog. I have housebroken 7 dogs in my day and now I feel like I could do it with my eyes closed. It all comes down to the "feeling" that I sense they are about to or need to go NOW!!! Good for you and your carpets!! Yay :D
     
  7. juliefurry

    juliefurry Rusty but Trusty

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    luckily I only have hard wood floors so it's easier to clean up after them. We have a few cheap floor rugs out but we laid out the cheap ones on purpose until everyone was finished getting housebroken.
     
  8. BigDog2191

    BigDog2191 Big German Shepherd

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    This is how I felt until today...

    I was so outraged... he had 3 accidents. A little above normal but it's cause I took an abnormal nap... never doin' that again.
     
  9. juliefurry

    juliefurry Rusty but Trusty

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    Oh yeah that's happened to me a few times. Now for the most part all three are taken out every two hours. I have picked up on their signs too, so hopefully we can all live peacefully with no more accidents (fingers crossed, knock on wood).
     
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    Glad to hear they finally have you trained!
     
  11. EliNHunter

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    What happened to Rocky when you saw his accidents? Knowing how to react to their accidents when you are not present is very important in the potty training process.
     
  12. BigDog2191

    BigDog2191 Big German Shepherd

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    I know how to potty train.

    Nothing happened to Rocky... he saw how upset my dad and I were and he knew what he did wrong and he went under my bed for a little while... I also scolded the puddle of pee on the floor... I hear it's a good tactic.

    Why do you ask?
     
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    Why do you ask "why do I ask"? This is a dog forum where we all learn from one another. I asked you to know what you did so others could learn of your tactic, that's all.
     
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    BigDog2191 Big German Shepherd

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    It seems a little weird that you targeted me.

    And asked what happened to Rocky. That's why I asked that.
     
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    LOL I just re-read that and that's actually a pretty funny statement. I'm glad you've got it now. :D
     
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    I asked what happened to Rocky because of your past posts and knowing the issues you've had. I think this is a wonderful forum to discuss what we do, what we shouldn't do, what we should think about doing in the training of our beloved dogs, that's all...
     
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    BigDog, I agree with EliN....when there's a problem and is or isn't resolved we want to help those who are either members or lurking as to what to do or not do. This is a support forum, we are all owners and at all levels. Let's change " what happened to Rocky " to how did you handle it ? You aren't being targeted....people who know nothing of you or Rocky will be wondering how you handled a problem they have every day. Please help them.
     
  18. BigDog2191

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    There is no problem.

    He pees on the carpet... that's what dogs do when they're not house trained. And I'm still working on it.

    It just felt weird when I was targeted, or rather felt targeted when I'm not even the creator of this thread. I'm not even the right person to ask for people who need help with house training because I haven't even accomplished it. Whereas the person who created this thread has 3 dogs which are all house trained.
     
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    I understand. Don't be on the defensive............we care >>>
     
  20. juliefurry

    juliefurry Rusty but Trusty

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    I don't really think that I am a good person to ask about housebreaking either though. I just did what people suggested on this site and thankfully it worked. I wouldn't say my dogs are all housebroken it's just been like almost a week since any accidents (which in this house is a LONG time). Until we go accident free for a month I wouldn't consider the dogs housebroken. I was just stating that it felt nice knowing that I think I finally understand their language and know how they react when they have to do outside. How long did Rocky go without having an accident, I mean had he gone weeks or days or was it longer. Personally I like crates, I don't know if you use or believe in them, but all I know is that if you are doing something and can't keep an eye on your doggy maybe a crate is the way to go. My dogs LOVE their crates, they sleep in them and eat their treats in them.
     

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