9-week o-old puppy not housetrained

by Ana Martinez
(Los Angeles, Ca)

Our 9 week Schnauzer, takes his walks as a time to eat everything on the ground. He will only pee or poo as soon as we walk in the house we tried crate training but he seems to go in there too. We have been trying the pads but uses them as toys.. What can I do? NEED HELP :(

note from Linda and Max: He is only a baby! Keep taking him out and be patient, housetraining takes time.

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Dec 28, 2013
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Schnauzer training
by: Anonymous

It took me a very long time to totally train our 15 month old rescue schnauzer. A cage was the answer - I tracked down the breeder and she told me that all her dogs use cages so it was "in the blood"

Dec 27, 2013
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9 week old puppy not housetrained
by: Toni

Oh, my. Mom, be patient. I got my Mini-Schnauzer when she was 4 months old and it took a month or more to train her even at that age. I could see she "didn't get it" and was confused about having to pee or poop on the puppy pad. When she went outside it was just sensory overload and there was so much to see and do that peeing and pooping were last on the list (and yes, she would remember to do that when she got back in the house!) Your friends may have dogs that trained that early, but your dog is YOUR DOG, and is not their dog. Your dog will learn eventually, and you need to be patient. Hollering or punishing when your dog messes will only make training harder and take longer. Love your puppy and squeal with delight if he/she does go when and where you want him/her to, and trust me, it will happen eventually. Puppies are like babies....some train early and some take longer.

Dec 27, 2013
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9 week old puppy not housetrained
by: Toni

Oh, my. Mom, be patient. I got my Mini-Schnauzer when she was 4 months old and it took a month or more to train her even at that age. I could see she "didn't get it" and was confused about having to pee or poop on the puppy pad. When she went outside it was just sensory overload and there was so much to see and do that peeing and pooping were last on the list (and yes, she would remember to do that when she got back in the house!) Your friends may have dogs that trained that early, but your dog is YOUR DOG, and is not their dog. Your dog will learn eventually, and you need to be patient. Hollering or punishing when your dog messes will only make training harder and take longer. Love your puppy and squeal with delight if he/she does go when and where you want him/her to, and trust me, it will happen eventually. Puppies are like babies....some train early and some take longer.

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