How do you expect her to be potty trained (either to go on the pads or to go outside) if - by your own admittance - you don't have hte time to train her??!!
It only takes a week to potty train a dog. So you need to do it. If you don't have hte time to put into having and training a dog - why do you have one?
How often does your dog get walked?
Put her on a leash and take her out in the morning. You MUST go with her and let her potty - and use code words - such as go potty, go pee pee, go poo poo. When she does - praise her. Then walk her - for 30 minutes. And the walk means that she is heeling at your side and walking at a brisk pace - not out in front of you - not smelling the ground - walking.
When you get home from your brisk walk - put her in her kennel. She will be so tired that she won't be pooping and peeing.
If you can come home at lunch that would be great - at least for a week! - take her out - ON a leash. She goes outside WITH you and you give her the code words. When she potties - praise praise praise.
When you get home from work, do the same thing. Put a leash on her and take her outside and give her code words - when she potties - praise praise praise. And then walk again - for 15-30 minutes - again brisk and fast. No meandering, no smelling the roses.
She'll be pooped and won't have the night time crazies.
Before bed, take her out on a leash and give her code words - when she goes potty - praise praise praise.
Put her in the kennel for the night. Set your alarm for 4 hours in. Get up, take her out on a leash, give her hte code words, and even though you are half-asleep - praise praise praise. Bring her back in and put her in her kennel.
One week - one week and if you do this every day you should see less pooing in the house and less peeing.
Also - clean up ALL areas that were soiled in hte house by pouring white vinegar on them. dab, pour, dab, pour, dab and then cover with a towel and let dry. Vinegar is a natural acid that "eats" the proteins in the urine getting rid of the smell and making it far less likely for her to pee there again.
EDIT: if that's really what you think - if that's really what you have done - then #1 - why did you come back inside the house if she hadn't peed outside?
#2 - I wouldn't get carpet flooring - I would get ceramic tile - it won't get damaged when your dog pees and poos on it from now until it dies.
Yes - one week. I rescued two TEN year old dogs who had never been potty trained - one constantly pottied in the house and within ONE week - after going potty in the house for 10 years, this dog was potty trained.
No one expects you to be home 24/7. no one said that. But y ou have to be home enough to be consistent. If the dog is pottying in the house after 4 years, by your OWN admittance, you gave up and you let her do so - and now you have to start alllllll over again from square one and re-train her. That means every 4 hours someone has to be there to take her out (not let her out) take her out.
· 1 decade ago