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I just picked up a GSP pup, he is 9 weeks old. When i was younger i grew up around bird dogs but was not much part of the training. now that i have my own place i decided to get a dog. The first week i had him he was great! not once did he potty in his kennel (i kennel him during the day while at work and come home at lunch to let out) nor did he potty in the house. we kept the same schedule every day. i would feed him and then we would play for about 10 minutes and then go outside and like clockwork he would potty.
Now everything has changed. the last 2 days he has pottyed in his kennel and even this morning i turned my back on him for a minute (i know is wrong) and he left a pile in my living room floor!
any help or advice on proper potty training would much be appreciated. i have ordered books and dvds and they are not here yet, kinda got the cart before the horse haha!
Also could use some advice on what to do when he bites, other than saying NO!
I got Zoe at 8 weeks and I too had to leave her in her kennel while I was at work during the day. I knew she would have to go and didn't want her to go on her bed so I bought some puppy pads and took an old cookie sheet and some binder clips and clipped the pads to the cookie sheet and put it in the back of her kennel so if she had to go she could go there. It worked perfectly if she had to go she always went on the pad and not her bed. I also bought a long strap with bells that hangs over the door knob (walmart) and taught her to nudge the strap when she wanted to go outside - this worked & still works great, although sometimes they can be quite annoying and relentless with ringing the bells if there's a squirrel outside!