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Old 08-18-2018, 08:23 PM   #5
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Default Re: Dog woes

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Originally Posted by kiloyd View Post
Dachshunds are known for being hard to house train.

How many nights did you kennel her? Where was the kennel? Put it in one of the children's rooms at night and during the day in the living room or wherever people hang out.

The best way to house train/stop peeing is prevention. Which means if no one is watching the dog, she is kenneled. Make it a nice place, not isolated, comfy bed, toy she likes, possibly even feed her meals in there.

I see how angry you are! Can that cushion be fluffed up? Do you scold her when you catch her on that couch?
We started out kenneling her in the mudroom with our other dog Rosie. She was fine for 6 months and then she started whining in the middle of the night waking me up. I couldn't take it any more so we let her sleep with the kids. That's when the peeing got out of control. So I finally moved her to the downstairs bathroom. No kennel, but locked in. I had to stand outside the door every night and tell her to be quiet and hush her until she got quiet. She usually slept all night. That was at the beginning of summer. Then she started whining again. She was waking up the kids in the middle of the night and they couldn't sleep so they let her out so they could sleep. She's definitely happier when she sleeps with a person.

I told the kids they needed to pick someone to be her person. They would be responsible for letting her out in the morning. No matter what. We'll see how this goes. My 17 yo son said he would be the person. So his responsibility.

I have scolded for the cushion every time. She doesn't care. She jumps down when she sees me. I can fluff the cushion up. But the one on the left is soft and squishy while the one on the right is still firm. It was a cheap couch, but still!

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