Help!!! I'm at my wits end with House Breaking

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  • #3424


    Hi All I have an 8 month old shih tzu who was diagnosed with glaucoma. I am trying to house break him and it’s not working. I’m at my wits end and had a breakdown. I’m hoping someone can help. He is not the only dog in the house. Both older dogs do go outside. It’s hard to tell if he has to go out because he is constantly spinning all throughout the house. I don’t know what to do.

  • #3426


    Crate training with a very regimented schedule. Remember it’s the human’s accident not the dogs.

  • #3427


    Sample Training Schedule

    6:30 a.m. Rise.
    Walk pup briefly.

    7:00 a.m. Feed pup and offer a drink of water.
    Walk puppy.
    Return home and play briefly with pup.
    Pup stays in crate

    Midmorning Walk pup.
    After walk, pup stays with owner fifteen minutes.
    Pup returns to crate.

    Noon- Feed pup second meal and offer water.
    1:00 p.m. Walk puppy.
    Return home and play with pup.
    Pup returns to crate.

    Midafternoon Offer pup water.
    Walk puppy.
    Pup returns to crate.

    5:00 p.m. Feed pup third meal and offer water.
    Walk puppy.
    Allow pup to play in kitchen while dinner is being

    7:00 p.m. Walk pup briefly.
    Return home and play with puppy.
    Pup returns to crate.

    Before bed Walk pup.
    Puppy sleeps in crate or on a tether in your bedroom.

  • #3437


    I agree with the above posters. I’ve also seen some success by limiting water intake within an hour of bedtime and taking the pup out immediately before bed, unless they’re the type to get riled up by a walk. Structure and patience are key.

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