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How do I keep my puppy from peeing everywhere?

User
June 15, 2015

We just brought home a French Bulldog. She is three months old and pees everywhere. How can I get her to pee on the puppy pad or outside?

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User in Franklin, MI
June 16, 2015

At this age you will want limit the space the puppy has to roam around in. Figure out the puppys potty schedule after eating and drinking and take him/her outside every hour or so and after each meal.

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I suggest putting her on a schedule for eating and using the bathroom. I also suggest having a phrase for the puppy such as "potty" or "bathroom" etc, in the spot where you want the puppy to use the bathroom. After, you should reward them with a treat, that way she can associate with using the bathroom in that spot, with a treat, something good. I do not suggest abuse to the puppy, or yelling their name at them, as to these two things will make her scared to use the bathroom, and scared of her having her name called.

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You should try the leash method. If you can spend a couple of days with her leash wrapped around your waist (with her linked to it) and once you feel her tug at the leash to go pee, walk her to a place where you want her to urinate.

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User in Alexander, AR
June 29, 2015

Make sure that you throughly clean your carpet. My dog tended to potty in the same areas while he potty trained. As others have stated take the dog to potty often. If you crate, I think that it would be great during this stage.

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There is also something you can get at the pet store that eliminates the smell and actually deters them from going there. Not leaving the water bowl out, and praise and treats also help!

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You can make a mixture of vinegar and water, half and half. Put it in a spray bottle and spray it on the carpet/furniture. And they won't pee there, if that's a common place they may take their business. I use the same mixture for my cat. And she doesn't pee anywhere but her litter box now!

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You should take your dog out regularly (around every 3 hours) and when you do, take your dog on a leash and take them to a spot where you would prefer them to go potty. Then all you should say to your dog is "hurry up" and/or "go potty". You can also kennel train your dog. Get your dog fitted to a kennel, then at night, when you are away from home, or anytime when you feel that the dog needs to be isolated put your dog in the kennel. Dogs do not like to be sleeping/hanging out in their own feces. Please keep in mind that this process takes a lot of time, dedication, and work. It will hopefully be a slow and steady process but the outcome will benefit you both.

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