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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by duntay, Aug 10, 2009.


  1. duntay

    duntay PetForums Newbie

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    Can any body please help, i got my puppy bitch (Bullmastiff) when she was 4 months old,she was not house trained and my vet said i would have a problem training her, boy was he right. Ireally wanted to keep her in as a house dog but of a night and sometimes during the day she uses my kitchen floor as a toilet i had no problems with my now 4year old male Bullmastiff, are bitches just harder to triain, PLEASE help me if you can thanks Joann (duntay)
     
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    duntay PetForums Newbie

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  3. HighPr00

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    You could try crate training.

    I've not found females any harder to toilet train. [​IMG]
     
  4. duntay

    duntay PetForums Newbie

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    Think i will thanks, hope i havn`t left it to late
     
  5. Nonnie

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    Treat her like a young puppy.

    Take her out every 20-30 mins, after feeding, after waking, and after play. Physically go out with her, and praise her when she goes. Dont ever punish her when she does it in the house.

    You could try toilet training with a crate. It exploits the fact that most dogs hate toileting where they sleep, and for many people its a god send.

    Its NEVER too late to crate/toilet train.
     
  6. duntay

    duntay PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks for the reassurance , should i put paper in the crate or will this just encourage her to use the crate as a toilet. She`s quick at learning other things i teach her
     
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    I used to line mine with paper just incase, but unless you have trained them to associate paper with toileting, it shouldnt encourage them.

    As shes a little older, she may be a bit better at holding it.
     
  8. DevilDogz

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    I would go straight back to basic..I wouldnt put paper in the crate if it was me as imo this just encourages them to pee/poo in there bed!
     
  9. duntay

    duntay PetForums Newbie

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    ok thanks for your advice, i`ll let you know how we get on
     
  10. Nonnie

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    Good luck. Oscar was about 16 weeks when i got him, and with the use of a crate and regular outings to the garden, he was really quick to train. Even with a bruised and battered bladder.
     
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