Glad you got a new addition to your family. I'm sure everything will work out. I am definitely a dog lover, have 2 of my own. Randy's right, take her to the same place every day. I have a lab/dobe/golden mix, she was my best friend when I was really sick, she never left my side. I remember one night at 3 a.m. when I was sicker than a dog in the bathroom. She sat with me, actually leaned on me. I will never forget that. That was before I was diagnosed. She definitely knew there was something wrong. Never left my side. If I was in the bedroom, she was in the bedroom at the foot of the bed. If I was on the couch, she was right at my feet. When I was hospitalized, they allowed my husband to bring her to the hospital to visit. Needless to say, we had her certified a therapy dog the next year!
Good luck with the pup!
Post Edited (Sugarmarie) : 11/22/2007 8:50:42 AM (GMT-7)
Lots of luck with your new puppy. I have a maltipoo (mix of maltese and poodle) He's 7 months old and we've had him for almost 3 months.
It takes a lot of time and patience to train them to do their business in the proper place. I have Sammy trained on a wee-wee pad in my apartment and it took a while, but he pretty much knows where to go. As previously posted, just keep taking her to wherever you want her to go (on a pad inside, or outside in the yard) and reward her when she goes in the right place. She'll eventually get the message. Just be prepared for accidents and don't make a big deal about them. If you catch her going in the wrong place just take her and show her where she should go.
I still have a lot to learn about training in general, and Sammy's really been a challenge. Been reading a lot of books and watching dog shows on TV.
Good luck with your new addition. Maybe we can exchange advice and learn together!