OT-New Dog-Losing my mind

Well, I went and got another dog yesterday. He was turned in by his owner for not being potty trained quick enough, he’s 1 year now. The shelter neutered him and said he was doing really well with his training. Well, I get him home and can’t get him to go outside, but he has no problem going inside :ick: So this is what I’m doing…

Take him and Rose (my other dog) out together, she will always go potty because she knows, let Rose back inside, give him a few minutes more, if he doesn’t go take him in and crate him, give him 10-15 minutes in the crate, take him out and tell him to go potty, if he does which he hasn’t yet let him in, otherwise back in the crate

We are one out 5th trip outside and I know the second he gets let back in the house he’s going to go :gah:Does this sound like it will work?

Have you tried doing the whole cleaning up his pee with an old rag, and then putting the rag out in one spot in the yard- then taking him there to pee? My Dad did that when training our lab puppy a few years back and he still will go to that spot first and have a little pee, before deciding if he wants to go elsewhere in the yard, lol.

Poor baby. He’s in a new place and scared. I’d ask the shelter what they did that helped him do well. Also, what breed(s) is he?

He’s a beagle. Trouble all the way. I just went out there to the crate, he chewed though the leash I left on him sigh I tied him out and I’m just going to hope he goes. It’s just a frustrating time, we’re leaving on vacation tomorrow and there’s just a lot going on already.

I just brought him in, he was barking. I swear the neighbors are going to get pissed soon. I have him leashed to my leg. The shelter said not to let him have free range of the house until he can be trusted.

It’s dangerous to leave a leash on an animal. It can get caught on something and choke him or her to death.

These people would take him. Or at least return him to the shelter. I don’t wish to be rude, but it’s cruel to bring a dog into your home the day before you’re leaving for several days. :frowning:

No, they are both coming with us.

I really really feel for you. We have a beagle too, and it took forever to train her. Fortunatley for us, we live in the country and I can let her out to run. She always comes home but can burn off energy.
Once I was able to leave her outside for longer periods of time, she finally didn’t pee in the house anymore.

Thanks. I also have to remember he’s still a bit of a puppy. Rose and him have had several tiffs, I hope they can work it out. Plus it doesn’t help that I brought him into “her” house.

FYI-I don’t want to give him up by any means, I just want to make sure the training I’m doing is right for the situation.

He is probably stressed out so understand that he will not be behaving his best right now, he is in a new and scary place and doesn’t know what will happen next. He will continue to be scared and annoying and difficult until he gets settled especially if you are taking him somewhere else tomorrow. Resist the urge to tell him off loudly or yell, he will have no idea why you are being so mean and punishing and scaring him. If he does it inside, keep an eye on him so you can straight away run over there and take him outside, saying firmly and loudly and slowly (but not yelling) ‘NO.’ No exclamation point, just ‘NO boy DON"T do that’. Take him out mid-stream if you must (hmmm might want to keep him near the door or on laundry/lino type floor). When he wees outside tell him immediately ‘Good boy! good boy!’ and give him lots of affection. And I second the idea to put the pissy rags/whatever out there with him to get the idea. He might also be encouraged to go on the same trees your other dog has if you take him over to those trees right after the other dog has finished.

Remember he just doesn’t realise that he can’t go inside, don’t get frustrated, just make it clear that you do not like him peeing inside and you disapprove and peeing is for outside only. It might be out of excitement or nerves inside, or he has lived inside and weed there so he doesn’t realise that’s not the rules in a new place.

Interesting thing…My husband got home about an hour and half ago and has taken him out twice and got him to go both times for him. Maybe he’s partial to my husband :inlove: I know our other dog is in love with me.

I had talked to the shelter about the trip and they thought it would be best to bring him, rather then board him. They also figured it would be bonding time with him.

Yea, I’m super excited!!! John boy was laying at my feet and I said to him “Let’s go outside!” Of course Rose then heard that and jumped up too. I let her out first and John waited at the door, then I took him out and he went, YEAH!!! :happydance: Then brought them both in and gave them treats (Rose has always gotten potty treats). I hope it continues to go well!!!

If you have trouble again ask your husband to go out and show him what he’s supposed to be doing!!!

My Dad did that to potty train his Border Terrier, I thought he was joking but reading this I’m beginning to wonder.

I hope all is going well and this hasn’t put you off bonding with the new puppy.

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I applaud you for taking on this little guy. You are a true hero in my book. For someone to give a dog up because they can’t potty train them is beyond horrible. (just my opinion - being a dog lover and all)

It’s just a patience game unfortunately. My little girl is as stubborn as they come, but she came around. Took her 6-8 months to potty train her little butt. We did the bells on the doorknob thing and it works to this day. (7 yrs later).

Have a great time on your vacation. I think it’s great you are able to take them with you. :thumbsup:

I have found that the word “no” said in a firm voice and a spray bottle filled with water, has worked wonders in training pets. It kind of stops them from what they were doing wrong and focuses the attention on your command and you will not have to actually squirt them after the first few times. It is the sound of your voice, the sight of the bottle and your action of showing them what you expect that works…dont just soak them with water and laugh…(been there, done that) j/ksmacks self and no I have never hurt a pet in any way…I’m too loving for that. I was was just so thrilled that I had his attention at last.
I have trained my cats and dogs this way and we all live very happy together now, with just my voice command of “no”. (of course that is after the water bottle backing me up the first few times)
Oh, and I have used this method on my hubby as well :slight_smile: it has turned a few bad arguments into a very fun chase around the house and made light of what the problem was in the first place. :)~

it sounds like you’re doing everything right so far - do you bring treats outside to treat him once he’s “done his business” outdoors? i also have found it helpful to train my dogs to go on command - something i picked up from raising guiding eyes puppies - everytime he starts to go (outside, like he should), say your command (we used “get busy”), then treat. they soon equate “get busy” with going to the bathroom, and it’s a nice way to get them to go when you don’t feel like standing outside in your jammies for 20 minutes while your dog finds the perfect spot to pee.

i am sure you already know this, since you have another beagle, but i would highly recommend finding a basic obedience class that uses positive reinforcement to enroll him in as well - they like to be busy, beagles do, and you can often curb some of their more destructive behaviors like barking, digging, etc, by giving them something more productive to do.

good luck with your new family member!

I think you are on the right track with him. We’ve always had luck with the resident dogs showing the new dogs what to do. Don’t let him out of your sight! Our latest little guy, a shihtzu from the shelter, used to go out, and then come back in a poop in the hallway. We started giving him treats outside when he did it out there, and that stopped the inside stuff. Except for an occasional rainy day… We also use the command, “Hurry up!” and say it when the dog performs until he realizes that hurry up means to go! The neighbours probably think we’re nuts, but that’s okay. We had a beagle a long time back, who was a rescue puppy and the dearest fellow, once he grew up a bit. Beagles are loveable and puppies for years! Good luck with your new “baby”! samm

Bless you for rescuing a dog! I have such doggie problems. First, be patient, that’s the best thing you can do. Indoors get him some belly bands (“pawty pants”). This is made by one of the volunteers with a rescue I volunteer with, and is basically a boy’s diaper :wink: Works wonders.

Then you have to clean up, use Urine Gone (you can get it at Target)…or, it sounds as if you, like me, need the stuff by the gallon :wink: - therefore, get Nature’s Miracle, it’s the same exact stuff as Urine Gone and works!!! And is much cheaper.

Once your dog’s scent slowly disappears from within the house, he will get the point to go where his scent is which is outdoors. It also helps to take him for really long walks, the dogs CANNOT keep from urinating where he smells others’ scents, as it is their mission in life to leave their scent over others’

You have my sympathy, I have been trying to respond to your post for days and everytime I sit down to the computer (or to my knitting for that matter) our new puppy (7mon old SPCA boxer mix) decides she needs attention.

When we got Daisy we were her 4th home and she had been on a leash 2x. Not only did we have to housebreak her, we also had to convince her it was okay to go on a leash. I went to the fabric store and bought webbing for $0.75 yard and basically made a lunge line so she could roam away from us and everytime she went outside on the leash and did her “potty” she got a high value reward (piece of hot dog, string cheese, or liver treat) and if she went in the house she got ignored.

It takes a lot of time, patience, and lost sleep, but they are so worth it :muah: Best of luck and keep up the good work.