Potty train puppy and stop it from biting me!?

i have a puppy Westi. and he keeps peeing inside and pooping. He also doesn't seem to get it when i tell him to stop biting. i've actually including pretending im crying so he can stop, but i don't think works too well. ALso when i take him outside he pays no attention at all as he would partially do inside.

9 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    He just needs to be trained, and it is going to take awhile. For the biting, make sure you yell "oww!!" everytime he bites you, and then completely IGNORE him. Do not give him any attention. Don't bother with the crying act, it means nothing to him-he is a dog.

    For the housetraining, you need to crate train him. You can't expect a dog to know that he can't defecate in the house unless you train him otherwise. Research "crate training" online.

    Source(s): animal rescue and shelter experience psychology degree- emphasis in behavior analysis http://www.cuhumane.org/topics/crate.html
  • 1 decade ago

    After you feed him keep him outside until he's done his thing then lavish him with praise. Do not let him inside until he's done his thing, you may have to keep him outside for a whole day the first few times. Do this for a while and he'll get the hang of it.

    For the biting, he sees you as pack member not leader. You have to go for obedience training so he knows you are leader not pack member.

    Try and see if you can catch an episode of the Dog whisperer, the man really has a simple method that works like a charm.

  • 4 years ago

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  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    ok i will guess that this is ur first pet at the least so..westi is ur pup gender unk it will poop n pee all around these areas that u give it u must narrow down the space that it roams 1 it will spill it watr n knock its food bowls arnd n ovr mking more mess 2 REMBER its a puppy 3 but must of all dont play cry arnd this animal sending that message aint rite too the pup it picks up on that 2 quick as for the biting on ur sweet little ankels haha he should be in its area ill ck w/ a westi b bk roc

  • 1 decade ago

    You have to let your dog know that YOU are the boss. I have a Rottweiler mix who was extremely headstrong as a puppy. When she would bite, I would grab her by the jowls (it didnt hurt her at all), and get right in her face and start barking at her pretty much. It would mainly inforce the "You're the boss!" in her head. Now she is a WONDERFUL dog, and rarely even bites in play.

    As for the going in the house, what I have done with my dogs is place their face as close as possible to where they went, and yell "NO!" very loudly, then thrown them outside and ignored them for 15 minutes or so.

    Good luck!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    seeing that its still a puppy, its still learning whats right and whats wrong. i would buy a crate and put it in there while you can't watch him and take him out every hour when she does do it outside, pretend you've just won the lottery. praise her and keep praising. if she does it in the house again, just ignore her and she'll learn she'll get attention if she does it outside.

    sorry i just realised i've been saying she all this time but couldn't be bothered to change it :)

  • 3 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Puppies don't know what you expect from them until you properly train them. While potty training your puppy try to keep your temper in check, use patience when dealing with your puppy - it is just a baby after all.

    I've outlined 10 tips to use when house training your puppy:

    Crate Training: Use a crate while potty training your puppy. Your puppy should be in the crate while you are at work, sleeping, or anytime you are not able to watch it. Dogs are den animals so being in a crate is natural for them. Puppies will cry and want to be released at first, but be patient, it will get used to being in the crate and come to enjoy it. Make the crate a happy place, not a punishment. Teach your puppy a command when going in the crate, for example, kennel or go to your room, this will make it easier then trying to force or push the dog into the crate later. Also, dogs are pack animals so it's helpful if you keep the crate in the bedroom where the rest of the "pack" is sleeping. This is a tough one in the beginning because the puppy will cry and you will be tempted to let it out. Tough love, if the puppy is loose in the house then it will have opportunity to potty anywhere it pleases, keep the puppy crated at night until it can be trusted in the house. You may have to let the pup outside during the night and during your lunch break during the day. Be prepared to lose some sleep, like I said, it's like having a new baby.

    Take the puppy to the same area of the yard each time your puppy goes outside go with it. Take the puppy on a lead so you can be sure it goes to the same area of the yard each time. This way the puppy can smell itself and know what it's supposed to do. Only give your puppy about 10 minutes to potty, if it doesn't go, then bring it in and put it back in the crate, wait 15 - 30 minutes and take it back outside. Don't let the puppy play until it potties. Playing is a reward, don't reward bad behavior. Puppies are just little kids, they go outside, get excited, and forget why they went outside in the first place. It helps to give a command to potty, that way it learns a little faster what is expected, and later in life, if your running late, you can give the potty command and your dog will potty and be done with it.

    Praise for going potty outside when the puppy potties outside - give a treat, play with a favorite toy, say "good boy", whatever, just make sure that the puppy thinks, "Wow! Going potty outside is loads of fun, I'm going to do this again!"

    Tether to you while inside when you are at home, and the puppy is not in the crate, consider using a long lead to tether the puppy to you. If the puppy is loose in the house it can gain the opportunity to sneak off and use the bathroom. The idea in house training is to avoid accidents, the tether works for that purpose.

    Take the puppy outside immediately following meals, drinking, playtime or excitement, when you first get home from work, and first thing in the morning. If the puppy gets excited it may have an accident, avoid the trouble by taking the puppy outside.

    Take the puppy outside often try to take the puppy outside every hour. If your home, why not take the puppy outside for frequent potty breaks, it'll learn that much quicker and you'll avoid accidents, it probably has to "go" anyway.

    Keep a potty journal. Keep track of how quickly food moves through the puppy. This will help you gage how quickly to get the little puppy out the door following meals.

    Teach the puppy to let you know when it wants to go outside. Teach the puppy to bark, ring a bell, or scratch the door before going outside. This will help you know when he has to "go". The goal is for the puppy to get to a point where it will alert you as to when it's time for a potty break.

    Paper training Using potty pads or newspaper is up to you. Some small breed owners swear by them. I personally think they are confusing to the puppy if your ultimate goal is for them to potty outside. It will take longer to house train if you first teach the pup to potty on paper, then turn around and want the pup to potty outside. Some small breed dogs don't like going outside when it is cold or wet so a lot of owners use paper during the winter season.

    Invest in a good odor neutralizer. Mistakes are going to happen so plan for it. If you see your puppy make the mistake act quickly, say NO or use a penny can to startle the puppy, and run it outside to the potty place. If you didn't see the mistake happen, bite your lip, and clean the mistake. Use an odor neutralizer like Nature's Miracle or Simple Solution - these products neutralize odor instead of covering it up. You don't want the puppy going back to the same spot on your carpet.

    House training is only the beginning, start thinking about obedience classes. Yes, you can probably teach your puppy to sit, down, and stay, but socialization is good for the puppy. It needs to learn that it is okay for other people, strangers, to touch its paws and ears.

    It should get used to going in the car and entering strange buildings and walking properly on a leash now while it's young, that way a year from now you are not stuck with an ill mannered dog. Puppies are a lot of fun but you'll enjoy the dog more if you train properly now. What is cute on a puppy may not be so cute when it's a 75 pound Labrador - plan for the future. A proper foundation is crucial.

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