January 5, 2011 at 5:31 am #14571
My pit tilda wont poop outside. She will pee every time but no matter how long i wait on her outside she wont do it But as soon as she gets inside it like a poop factory. HELP!!!!!January 5, 2011 at 8:15 pm #16445
A good thing to try is to praise her when she pees outside and give a treat or favorite toy right away. Bring her back inside, and then take her right back out again. She may pee again, and if she does, praise and treat immediately. Bring her back in, and go back out again right away.
Another thing to do is attach Tilda to you when you bring her back inside. That way you can keep an eye on her at all times, and when she is showing signs like she needs to poop, take her outside immediately! If she poops outside, PRAISE AND TREAT like there is no tomorrow!
Some dogs need extra guidance when it comes to housetraining, and many times you have to start all over again. Tethering her to to with a short leash around your belt loops is always a good way to work on housetraining skills.
Another thing you can do is crate her right away when you bring her back in. Most dogs do not want to soil in their crate. Crate her for a few minutes, then take her back outside again.
Does she give you an indication that she has to potty? Does she circle around, whine, paw at you, etc.? Once you learn her signals, subtle as they may be, you will get it figured out. It just takes time and patience.January 5, 2011 at 8:35 pm #16448
Crateing doent work on her she nipps at me when i try. Her old owner used 2 poke at her through the crate and she wont let me know shes gotta go due 2 past abuse. Shes great other than that. thanks though.January 5, 2011 at 8:57 pm #16451
Crating can work, but you have to have patience and re-train her brain as to what crating is to be about. You need to make the crate a positive experience. It can take time, but that is what happens when you own a dog. A dog is going to take up your time.
Give treats when she goes into the crate. DO NOT force her into the crate. A crate is a dog owners greatest tool when used properly and trained to use properly. Don’t give up.
Start by feeding her meals just inside the crate door. Do that for awhile. Toss a really high-value treat (chicken, steak, liver) into the crate every now and then and pair it up with the word “crate”. Do that for awhile, and then shut the door. Let her out right away, but not if she starts to whine. Ignore that. Put high value toys in her crate to go and get. Everything needs to be positive. You need to teach her that the crate is a good thing. She needs to understand that the crate brings happiness.
There should be no forcing of her into the crate. If you do that, she will nip because she associates it with her past and with you forcing her to do something that she doesn’t want to do. No dog wants to be forced into something. You need to train them. You can train her completely hands-free, except when working to shut the crate door.
Research crate training on the internet. It is all over the place and you will be able to switch her mind into making it something positive and without any nips!
If nothing else works, attach her to you after she pees. Keep moving and she will stop moving with you when she has to go. That is your signal to say “outside” or whatever key word you use for potty and take her outside right away. You just need to have patience. Dogs aren’t born knowing what we want them to do. You have to teach them.
Having a dog is hard work, especially for those of us who own pits. We need to do so much more to keep our dogs in line to protect their image. If you dog started off in a negative way with her previous owner, then you have some work ahead of you to turn her life around. They don’t forget. You need to be better and make her so much better than the previous owner! 🙂January 5, 2011 at 9:15 pm #16454
I will try that..hope it works she is such a great dog….also just learned she will let my wife crate her no prob. So i will also be trying that. I have had 3 pits before and this is a 1st. Thanks again!!!January 5, 2011 at 9:19 pm #16455
It sounds like she has an aversion to men and the crate. That can be worked out, but it will take both of you, and you may have to really take over for awhile. It is all about being positive! Since you have pit experience, you know how smart and stubborn they can be. You just have to win their hearts and trust. That can take time. If this is the only “issue” that you have with her, thank your lucky stars. It can work and will work. Just take your time. 🙂January 10, 2011 at 10:00 pm #16506
After just 5 days tilda took 2 her crate and will ring the bell on ther door 2 go out. Shes had no accidents in 2 days and actually goes 2 bed(crate) on her own. Thanks again 4 all ur helpful thoughts. _______________________________January 12, 2011 at 5:48 pm #16516
Glad to hear it! Just keep it up. Always make it a positive experience. Make her crate nothing but another toy. Feed her in theire, give her yummy snacks in there, put her favorites toys in there, even when you are home. Just have fun with it.
Kudos to you!
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