House training a puppy!
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Boy it has been years since I have had to house train a puppy (15 years to be exact) and I forgot how much time is involved. I brought Mocha home on July 3 and she is around 6 months old. She is partially house trained, in that she knows she should go outside, but sometimes she forgets. I have her in a crate at night and as soon as I get up in the morning I take her outside. The past couple of mornings I have had to keep picking her up and putting her back on the lawn to "go potty". This morning she walks down the steps and takes a sniff or two and then squats. I am praising her and telling her what a good girl she is and she is wagging her tail like she knows it. We go back in the house and I get my shower. When I get out of the shower my mom tells me that Mocha peed in front of the bathroom door. When I cleaned that up I smelled a certain smell and sure enough she left a little deposit on the rug in my computer room. Guess tomorrow I will sit outside with her till she does everything. I know that she will soon figure this out. She is a sweet pup and I am so glad that I have her in my life. Will be taking my camera to work tomorrow to show the rescue owner who I got her from some pictures of Mocha in her new home.
The couch is her favorite place to lay. I bought her a brand new dog bed but she feels that the couch is more comfy.