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5 month old adopted

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by Alex Bunce, Aug 23, 2018.


  1. Alex Bunce

    Alex Bunce PetForums Newbie

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    Hi we have just adopted a 5 month old french bulldog and when she came home last night she was introduced to our staff who is 13 and chihuahua 7 they have been getting on fine the chihuahua obviously has some issues with playtime. The issue is getting her to pee outside as she has been out with the other 2 and not gone but this morning went inside and not on the pads. Any advice would be great thanks?
     
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    JoanneF PetForums VIP

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    She is new and may just need time to settle - or maybe she hasn't been house trained. Do you know her background? I would give her a day or two to settle and if she ought to be housetrained maybe a vet check to make sure it's behavioural and not medical. If it is behavioural then back to basics with house training - out more often than she needs to keep her bladder empty, massive praise and immediate reward (so she knows exactly why she is being rewarded) when she toilets outside and never scold for accidents in case she thinks she is being scolded for toileting rather than toileting indoors which can make dogs sneak off to another room to toilet in your absence - you want her to seek.you out, not avoid you when she wants to toilet. Indoors clean up with an enzymatic cleaner and leave the cleaner down for ten minutes before you wipe it up to give it time to work properly.
     
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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    It must be very strange and stressful for her and being in the company of 2 unknown dogs must add to it.

    I would ensure she has some solo time to settle and be taken outside regularly on her own for toileting so she can relax and the praise/reward is obvious to her.
     
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  4. Alex Bunce

    Alex Bunce PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you for your advice I took her to the vets and they have said pretty much the same thing.
     
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