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SAM POOPED OUTSIDE TWICE TODAY!!!

Last night I told him "this is it young man you're going outside!!"

I completely closed off the rest of the house to him, he was completely and totally in my line of vision the whole night. Every time he whined down the hall, out we went. Every time he barked at the back door I praised him and took him outside. This went on for hours! I'd take him outside, he'd sniff around and want to come back in. Fine back in he came but not out of my line of sight. I went back and forth between the tie out and coming back in to give him his privacy and just dragging him around the yard with a leash to keep him moving. Still nothing. About two hours in I opened a bedroom door when he wasn't looking and sat back down. Sure enough he trotted back there. I counted to about ten and then snuck back there and caught him in the position to poop. "SAM LETS GO OUTSIDE LETS GO POTTY!!" in the most excited voice I could muster and he jumped around me and headed straight for the back door! Woo hoo! HE DID NOT GO OUT THERE!! Garr!

Shut the bedroom door again and he whined at me and I said "YOU GO POTTY OUTSIDE!" He huffed and laid down on a doggy pillow in the living room. He didn't get up again, about 11:30pm I was ready for bed so I said let's go to bed and he happily trotted into the bedroom and went to sleep with me.

6am came and he woke me up pawing and whining at the door. So I put him on his tie out in the back yard and watched from the kitchen window. Sure enough he pooped outside! Yay lots of praise and his favorite Duck jerky.

I fed him about 5pm (I meant to switch to the no later than 2pm but we had company and it slipped my mind) and kept an eye on him. I went into the kitchen for something and he trotted after me and went and sat by the door. Okay I'll let you out Sam. I let him out and I watch from the back door and he instantly goes and pees and then he POOPED!! YES HE POOPED!! I nearly killed myself flying out of the house praising him and hooping and hollering and giving him his ducky treat!!

Hurray for Sam!! Maybe today is just the beginning of a poop free home for me!!!


I even had to add a ticker for this momentous event!!
 

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Here's to a poop-free home! You can do it Sam!
 

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We're on day two!!
 

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:DWooHoo!!! We are pitiful. We get excited over outside poopies!!! That is all part of being a good dog parent!! Woohoo Sam!! Keep on pooping outside!!!
 

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lol!! I'm still hooping and hollering! He got distracted this afternoon from his poopies so I'm keeping an eagle on him now!!
 

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Good Job Sam!!

I'm on day 1 with my puppy and boy is it hard to potty train! When I finally think I got the timing down, I quickly take it out of its crate to bring outside when it just stops in the middle of the hallway and SQUATS! What do I do??

I live on the second floor and it's a pretty long walk to get the dog down into the backyard. Is there a better strategy than constantly carrying the dog and running down there (twice in the middle of the night), for it to just walk around and stare at me cluelessly? Once he gets inside, he decides to go. arggg.

She also poops literally a minute after she eats.. is that normal? I don't even have enough time to run her downstairs because she runs to her spot right after she eats (infront of the tv) and just squats.

Any tips?
 

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Good Job Sam!!

I'm on day 1 with my puppy and boy is it hard to potty train! When I finally think I got the timing down, I quickly take it out of its crate to bring outside when it just stops in the middle of the hallway and SQUATS! What do I do??

I live on the second floor and it's a pretty long walk to get the dog down into the backyard. Is there a better strategy than constantly carrying the dog and running down there (twice in the middle of the night), for it to just walk around and stare at me cluelessly? Once he gets inside, he decides to go. arggg.

She also poops literally a minute after she eats.. is that normal? I don't even have enough time to run her downstairs because she runs to her spot right after she eats (infront of the tv) and just squats.

Any tips?
Run Faster! :D

Soon as she's done eating, run her outside. If you have to stand next to her while she's eating. I had to gate off all the areas Sam likes to go. Sam goes right after he eats too! So yes it's normal. You could also feed her in her crate, then you can immediately take her out after she's finished eating. Do you leash her when you take her outside? She might not realize you're getting ready to take her out if you don't. Sam knows the words 'potty' and 'outside' really well by now, but he's over a year.

Also your pup is young, she'll have accidents. Just remember when she has an accident don't scold her and you can always tell her "Well at least you're not as bad as that Sam-wise on JS!"
 

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How's lucky?
She's doing good, she's started acting a bit differently the other day. Sam tried to go into her crate with her and she snarled at him. :eek:

I sent you a PM the other day about her. :D

least I think I did.... :confused:


Sam's on day 3 now!!
 
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