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I'm having alot of Problems with training my Puppy,Beignet.He's 11 months and he still Pee's and Poop's everywhere.

I have a crate to put him in when I leave but he barks so much he drools,and Im affraid he'll get dehydrated while im out.I have puppy pads for when I'am out or when we are asleep.I take him for walks everyday.I even made a strip of ribbon with bells on it so he can "ring" it when he needs to go.(Its not working)I hope I didnt confuse him with the pads.

I've been told citrus fruits help ward off scents after they've done their business someplace,its not working.he hates onions,so I actually rubbed onions on my floor.still didnt work.I am at my wits end.I was told those doggy belts work.anyone have any advice as to how to get him from using the bathroom everywhere?
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I'm having alot of Problems with training my Puppy,Beignet.He's 11 months and he still Pee's and Poop's everywhere.

I have a crate to put him in when I leave but he barks so much he drools,and Im affraid he'll get dehydrated while im out.I have puppy pads for when I'am out or when we are asleep.I take him for walks everyday.I even made a strip of ribbon with bells on it so he can "ring" it when he needs to go.(Its not working)I hope I didnt confuse him with the pads.

I've been told citrus fruits help ward off scents after they've done their business someplace,its not working.he hates onions,so I actually rubbed onions on my floor.still didnt work.I am at my wits end.I was told those doggy belts work.anyone have any advice as to how to get him from using the bathroom everywhere?
We finally broke our daughter's puppy, but it was a lot of work. We had to just stay on top of it as much as possible. When she starts sniffing, grab her up and run outside. When she does her business inside, tell her NO! and put her in the crate for a while.

We were almost at wits end when she finally caught on. Now she almost never slips up. When she does, it's normally our fault for not taking her out often enough.

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Have you tried some of the "No Dog" sprays sold at the pet stores? You spray it on the area that your dog is attracted to, and it's supposed to discourage them. Also, I would try some of the cleaning products found in the pet store that are specifically made to remove urine scent. It may smell clean to a human, but a dog can still smell the urine scent in the area and thinks he is supposed to go there.

Otherwise, I have had a couple of dogs that took quite a while to catch on to house training. They did eventually 'get it', and after that they were the cleanest dogs we owned. Good luck with your pup!
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To get the scent out of our carpets we use white vinegar. We use a spray bottle and squirt it liberally on the effected area then blot it with lots of paper towels. It appears to work with our dogs and they are foxhounds with a good sense of smell.
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Try limiting the time the water and food bowls are down on the floor. Our dogs are feed once day in the evening and we do not keep water in the house.
If you are going to be out of the house, remove the food/water bowls 30 minutes before leaving and take the dog outside right before you leave. That was the suggestion given to us by our vets years ago and it helped a lot.
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Sorry - got to step in here wearing my "I moderate on a dog forum" hat!!

You must NEVER, never, n e v e r, never use the dog's crate as a punishment. It should be their own little hideout, a den, somewhere they can think of as their own that they're happy in. You'll never get them to go in happily if they associate it with something negative. Unlike children, dogs do not understand the concept of a naughty step, or naughty crate - they just know you're mad at them and now they're stuck in there!

There should always be fresh water on available - by all means lift the food but he should always have water there

How long do you leave him when you're out?

He will now be used to going wherever he wants whenever he wants, so you have to pretend he is an 8 week old puppy and go back to basics. Praise in the right place (outside) and ignore when he has an accident, unless you can stop him midflow and take him outside and if he does it there, tell him what a clever boy he is.

If he does not perform when you take him out, do not say anything.

Mistakes will happen - just use lots of praise when he performs in the right place and ignore the mistakes. When you take him out for walks and he does wees or poos, then say the name you are using for those and tell him he is a clever boy - if the person you got him from used words to describe those when they had him out, you should use the same words - did you ask them what words they used, if any?

Anyway, good luck with the house training and let us know how you get on.

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I try to keep it at 2 hrs the most.Like I said he drools so much.I dont want to leave him any longer.I use the crate when Im out,cooking dinner,and just to get him used to it,not to punish him.He always has fresh cold water.I do take his bowl away when he's done eating.I have hardwood floors,so im always washing them.
I used a floor cleaner,I have tried those no-mark items and they don't work.I just keep taking him out.tell him he's a good boy when he uses the bathroom outside and tell him no when he uses it inside,clean it up right away and leave it at that.
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