house training help for a adult dog?

we are about to move ,, now we have hard wood floors and my 2 yr old terry mix has accidents,, and sometimes wets through her puppy pads.. the new house has carpet and I can’t take a chance with her having accidents,, is there any thing I can do to help her through the nite or day when I am gone,, other than just put her in her kennel??
hmm didn’t think puppy pads were that bad but it makes sense now that you say it. I know she’s probally not going out enough,, she’s my daughters dog and we are trying to get her ( the daughter) to learn her responiblity she’s 11 and should be able to do this,,, anyway thanks for you ideas

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6 Responses to “house training help for a adult dog?”

  1. deaddeerny says:

    I guess you should have properly potty trained her to begin with…lol. Crate train her, and be very diligent about it…Remember to teach her where she should go potty, and try not to yell, or repremand too harshly when she does go in the house. If she goes in the house, she is not being let out often enough…Good luck…I hope everyone who reads this now understands why paper training, and potty pads are a crap why to train!

  2. Robin D says:

    NO. Crate training is the BEST option.

    First of all, get rid of the puppy pads. They give your dog a mixed message. Why would you want your dog to think it’s OK to pee in the house sometimes but not others. They don’t usually understand the difference. Instead start from square one on the housetraining again.Your dog is two and unless she has a physical problem , there is no reason why she can’t be taught to potty outside every time.

    As for crate training, I thought it was cruel too at first. I adopted a dog who was two years old. She would destroy everything every time I left. EVERY expert said crate train her.

    In three days all I had to do was tap the top of the crate and tell he it was time, she would go right in.

    But what made me feel totally in favor of crate training is this:
    One day she jumped onto my lap at exactly the same moment I extended the foot rest on the recliner. Her toe got pinched and it hurt terribly. She screamed and wet herself until I could free her. As soon as I had her free she ran immedaitely to her crate and quaked until she could calm down. She ran TO THE CRATE, not to me, who she worshipped. After that I knew that she actually felt comfortable and protected in the crate.

    And if you still think a crate is cruel and won’t use it, think about this: If you can’t stop her from peeing in your house, what will you do? If you are honest with yourself you will know that you will take her to the pound or the shelter "for her own good, so she can find a home where someone can give her the time she needs." Once there, who will adopt your two year dog who apparently "can’t" be housebroken? I’ll tell you who: no one. And do you know that many animal shelters can kill owner surrendered dogs before you even leave the parking lot? Is it better for the dog to take her someplace where she might be killed or live life in the cage YOU DON’T WANT TO TRY because you think it’s cruel? And what makes you so sure it’s cruel when all the experts say it is a PROVEN method for controlling this unwanted behavior? Don’t believe me? Ask any vet.

    Crate training is the way to go. If you LOVE your dog, you’ll heed the advice. Please use a crate.

    Check out some of my old Best Answers for tips on housetraining if you need help there. In short, the keys to easy housetrianing are these:
    1. Use a crate
    2. Stick to a schedule But walk often at least at first.
    3. Immediately reward successful efforts in pottying outdoors
    4. Have fun outside after accomplishing your goal.
    5. Never punish for accidents
    6. Clean up any accidents with enzyme treatment like Simple Solution.

  3. walkinglady says:

    Does she only have accidents at night or when you’re gone? If so, there’s not much you can do except kennel her unless you have a lot of time to spend re-training her. However, since you’re moving to a new house, there won’t be any smells there. A dog will always return to spots they’ve peed in before if the smell remains – she may not be so inclined in this house.

    If she does have accidents when you’re home, you can re-train her with lots and lots of praise when she pees outside. You could try leaving her for very short periods of time and see what happens. If she’s ok, you can gradually lengthen them. Has she been checked for bladder infection?

  4. Kelly says:

    I would recommend kennel training. It is a great way to teach your dog to hold her stuff till she is let out. Remember never ever put her in the kennel to punish her. It should be involved with only good things; eating, sleeping, Kong time. Also, when you get home, make sure the very first thing you do is let her out to use the potty and make sure you praise her for doing so. I would recommend looking it up on the Internet. Tons of information out there.

    Good luck and I hope I was helpful!

  5. airbull0424 says:

    Stick it in the kennel, with no pads or blankets. They do not mind. Let it outside as soon as you get home. If you put blankets in there it will still wet the blankets. If it is two years old and still not house broke, its gonna be tough.

  6. Shannon says:

    Sorry, crateing is the answer. Crateing is not a punishment, it is a safe place that your dog will love. At night time in my house I crate up a few of my dogs for of the same reason. My Shelby tells me it is bedtime when she gets in her crate by herself. The others all come running when I say "bedtime, kenney up!" When I first started to do it, I was reluctant, but now I know they are happy about it. Good luck! 🙂

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