I have small, medium and large dogs
Posted by Bitohoneylady on 8/8/2012, 6:44 pm, in reply to "small dogs: informal poll"
Every one will bust a gut before peeing/pooing in their crates. They go outside before we go to bed at night, then into their crates. |
Here's the thing, they were all trained the same way, they are all different, I buy female quilted diapers for the girls with suspenders, and quilted wrap diapers for the boys, from great Ebay seller, I have relatively new carpet and want to keep it that way!I put diapers on them all when loose in the house for the reasons below:
Baby, a chihuahua/poodle: She will pee/poop when she gets mad, she will go in and pee or poop on the carpet in our bathroom or ON our bed!
Stubby: male fixed chihuahua, he will not pooh in the house but WILL mark anything that is plastic, even if you bring in a grocery bag from the store, put it on the kitchen floor to go get another from the car, that little guy will mark it!
Teeny Weeny: a tiny female fixed chihuahua : She will squat and pee and poop if she has been hiding/sleeping and we don't realize it. She won't go near the door though, she'll go hide it, so she KNOWS what she's doing!
Sasha: Sheltie: The ONLY time she'll have an accident is if she has people food or gets into her puppy's food, then she will get diarrhea and pooh thru the night, so we fixed that by not allowing puppy or human food, problem fixed.
Misha: Sheltie: She'll hold it, no peeing or poohing at all, anytime.
Dallas: Male Sheltie: No poohing, but he (like Stubby) will mark ANYTHING, especially if someone visits with a dog.
Major: Male (fixed) Boxer/Husky/Viszla: He will hold it and run to the door and whine. No marking, no "accidents", it took him until he was about 6 months before he kept his crate dry thru the night though, but now, he makes a beeline for the door in the morning and takes the longest pee I've ever seen,LOL.
Little dogs are harder to train, I swear they are, the bigger the dog, the better they are at training I've found. JMHO