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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.
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  • CASSIECAT
    She is adorable. :)
    2542 days ago
  • LALMEIDA
    It took me a while to get my dog trained. He is 21 months old now and the light of my world. I found that the summer was the easiest time to train. Winter was a lot harder because it was too cold out for his little paws and he did not like the snow very much. Good luck and enjoy your new pup.
    2542 days ago
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