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    Apollopuppy is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultHooray!!!!!!!!!!

    Apollo is FINALLY house broken and chew trained! Didn't take nearly as long as I thought it would! Thanks to everyone who helped contriubte their tips, time, and info!!!! I am SOOO happy to finally have a dog that doesn't pee all over my house and chew it to shreds! Now that he has mastered these two basic traits, we are working on clicker training. So far he has learned to sit. and he knows that "load up" means we want him to get into the back seat of the car. He also knows that "apollo, bedtime!" means go to the bathroom hallway and lie down for bed. We are also working on off leash commands when we are hiking in the mountains. He ALWAYS wears his id and is leashed whenever we see other people approaching, but he's VERY good about coming when called and staying close by. Right now we are working on learning 'down' he's getting the hang of it. Roll over, shake, speak, stay, leave it, go get it, etc are next on the agenda!
    Love,<br />Giuli<br /><br />

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    DefaultRe: Hooray!!!!!!!!!!

    A lab can be "chew trained"?

    Congrats Apollo! Smart boy!
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    DefaultRe: Hooray!!!!!!!!!!

    well he is a lab-mix. Maybe that has something to do with it lol.
    Love,<br />Giuli<br /><br />

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    DefaultRe: Hooray!!!!!!!!!!

    How old is Apollo?

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    He is a year old or younger, we think. We got him from the pound a couple of weeks ago and he was NOT housebroken nor was he chew trained. Because he was previously abused he was unable to be crate trained like a regular dog (because he had this habit of urinating on himself and laying in it while in the crate) so we had to use some "alternative" methods to get this little guy up to speed with his potty training and chew training. We are doing much better now thankfully but when i was in the midst of "the storm" it was pretty upsetting and frustrating.
    Love,<br />Giuli<br /><br />

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    That is FANTASTIC news! ;D

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    Congratulations! That was amazingly fast. Good for you for working so hard on it. Just remember, if there is one rule of housetraining, it is that there WILL be setbacks, especially as you begin to get complacent and let your guard down. WHEN (not IF) they occur, just go back, tighten up, and start over again. No big deal.

    Good luck!

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    That's great!!

    I'm so glad to hear that you have made such progress with Apollo!

    Steve

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    DefaultRe: Hooray!!!!!!!!!!

    Extra Congratulations then!!!!!

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    way to go apollo and mom! i hope he continues to improve and do well with the housetraining.

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