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Rosie's Mom

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Registered: Nov 2003

posted 11-19-2003 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rosie's Mom     Edit/Delete Message
Hi all, I'm new to the boards. I thought I'd post to see if anyone else has issues with their puppy like I have with mine. I have an adorable 11 week old Malti-poo. I love her to death but she's...weird. We live in Alberta Canada and there are many days here where it's not good for her to be outside. We are trying to papertrain her and have gotten pee pads. I've been reading all these books and boards and watching shows on puppies and they all say dogs don't like to poop or pee where they eat or sleep. They also say that puppies will want to pee/poop about 10-15 after eating or change in activity. I only feed her 2 times a day as directed on the bag and by the vet. HOWEVER, sometimes she will be chowing down on her food, pause half way through to walk about 1 food away from her bowl, poop, eat it, pee and then go back to eating her regular food like nothing happened. Then when she hasn't done that and I take her to the pee pad and I tell her to go potty, she tries to sit or lay down on the pee pad as long as I'm standing there. She will also not go if she thinks I'm looking so I have to stand there pretending I'm not watching her going potty. what gives??? lol she is a smart dog... she can sit, roll over, shake, sit pretty, etc. so I know she's not retarded hehehe. Anyone have any suggestions or at least has a weird dog to make me feel better? hehehe

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posted 11-19-2003 08:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MyBabyShihPoo     Edit/Delete Message
Hi there Rosie's Mom,

It sounds like you have a wonderful little puppy and are off to a great start!!!

One quick suggestion that you may want to give a try if you haven't done so already. You stated in your post that she stops eating, walks away, and poops. Since that seems to be a trend, as soon as you see her walk away for her food, immediately pick her up and take her to the pee pad. This will require that you closely watch her at all times while she is eating, but by doing so you can correct her before she makes the mistake. In addition, since she seems to not want to go while you are standing right there, have you tried giving her a little space? She may feel intimidated if you are standing too close causing her to not want to eliminate.

One other thing, be sure to reward her, both verbally (get real excited) and with a small treat, when she does eliminate where she is supposed to. This lets her know that she did the right thing, and with dogs being the "people-pleasers" that they are, she will likely want to continue pleasing you when she realizes that your are happy with what she did.

Your puppy isn't wierd, she is just being a puppy, and puppies do some strange things in the eyes of humans.

Just my two cents!

Good Luck,

[This message has been edited by MyBabyShihPoo (edited 11-19-2003).]

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posted 11-20-2003 12:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for puttin510     Edit/Delete Message
My dogs are rescues and I have not gone thru the puppie stage. I just wanted to say hello and welcome. Lots of pupy advice on this forum.


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posted 11-20-2003 12:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemaltipoos     Edit/Delete Message
I got alot of those little weird babies and it is only a puppy stage .And most do not like for you to watch ,it is a privacy issue ! Wish I could go potty in private too but they all follow me and then my cat opens the door for them to come in ! LOL !
Just watch her and do as the previous post says ...put her on the pad and show her that is where she needs to go ...she will catch on .They are very smart and use it to fool you into thinking it is you that is making the boo-boos .You gotta love those poos !

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