We got George crate training and its going well. Jsut yesterday he started going in his crate while we're here and peeing. I have moved all bedding out of the crate and he has done this 3 times, very bizarre. Any pointers? I am going to start feeding him off the floor of the crate tonight, obviously after a good cleaning to promote a clean living space. I'm suspecting that the breeder used dirt floor kennels.
Its divided up so that he just has enough room to turn around. The weird thing is the timing of it. We take him out on the hour, and suddenly this has happened. We've got a plan as to the bedding and feeding, wondering if this has occured with anyone else with GSP.
My wife was sitting on the couch watching him and he walked into his crate and peed, looking right at her. We use an enzyme cleaner spray to get the smell out. We are cleaning the blankets as well. The crate training has made him much more reliable in the house when we are there. yesterday he did not do it, One other time he did it when we were about to leave the house, making me think its got to do with some anxiety. He is not 100% comfortable being alone yet. It is very sporatic right now.
How old is he? We trained Bo by giving him REALLY good treats everytime he did his business outside. They figure out pretty quickly that business outside means treat ... business inside means nada.
I noticed at 6 months we had a bit of rebellion (a couple accidents in the house, not his crate). I think it might have been a bit of teenage rebellion. Went back to the training technique, and no probs since (know on wood).
Just want to share my puppy potty training program that works evertime. Take off time like a newborn parent person would. Take the puppy outside to the same spot you want him or her to potty in every hour on the hour till you go to bed.( For a week that you have requested off from work.) Place the puppy in a box or a clothes basket lined with a warm blanket, a stuffed animal and a clock that ticks if available in your bed room. at night when you go to bed Do this for a week or more if you can, then when the puppy is big enough to climb out of the box or basket train him or her to lay on his or her dog bed with a treat and have a blanket to cover if cold at night. Keep the pups bed in a non high traffic area in your house so he can run to it when tired and not be disturbed. If you have to be away gate the pup in an area where you donot have a carpet for easy cleanup. ei kitchen ,bathroom. You will soon have your puppy potty trained. I have done this with all our 12 week old puppies and it has worked eveytime with no crate. But you need the time off or a full time stay at home person to make this method work and be committed to carry the puppy out the door in the same back yard spot every hour or less if the puppy heads for the door. For Rocky at 12 months old, I did that with him with a cord tied to our front porch and let him out for potty time every hour till Rocky caught on. To this day at 6 years old I can let Rocky out on his front porch cord and he does both of his business in the front yard without a walk. And you can believe today in Wisconsin with a -36 degree windchill. All I have to do is hook Rocky up to his cord let him out the front door and he does his business.. Another bonus to this method all the cleanup is in one area The area you pick for your pup to go on