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I've had my puppy since christmas 08, and he's about 5.5months now... but we're having a difficult time potty training him on the pad. He pee's fine on the pad, but when he goes to poop, he always walks off the pad, and his poo always ends up off the pad. and yes it's better to take him outside, but we got him when he was small, and when winter was around, so we decided to keep him on the pad. any help???
 

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Ever though about maybe using a litter box? They make doggie versions but you can use a cat litter box, a box is pretty much a box. They make special dog litter too if you desire. I use feline pine personaly. I find with some puppies going in the box keeps them from "walking off the pad". In other words it keeps them in one area. You don't even have to use litter really, litter is nice but a puppy pad works fine too. It should be pretty easy since he already knows he supposed to "go" on the pad.
One warning though, I have had puppies that learn the use the litter box well enough but they tend to sort of hang their little butts over the side of the box and poo... Usualy mens we need a bigger box and most of them figure it out quickly enough and stop doing that.

I have to say using the litter boxes has made life easier with larger litters of pups and when it rains and they won't go outside as adults they will usualy go back to the litter box if you provide it for them. Nice :)
 

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i never thought that they had that....
i just thought they were for cats but.
i'll give that a try and we'll see what happens.
but just to let you know... my puppy seems to eat
everything! ...
i took him home, and he was outside, and he ate all the leaves
he could get his nose into.
we went to my inlaws,
and somehow his nose got into my mother inlaws pot of plant,
and he ate half of the plant and dirt.
 

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You might need to be fairly careful if he is a plant chewer. There is a huge list of plants that are harmful, some fatal to dogs. I was amazed at how many common plants were on the list. Can't find it at the moment but if you google toxic plants for dogs or something you should get some idea. Mind you he might just like the feel of dirt under his paws :rofl:
 

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My mini pup was awful with picking up everything off the ground. I would have to keep an eye on her and take whatever it was out of her mouth, and give her something she could chew, like a toy. Now she is about 8 months and she is doing much better.
 

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I can't wait until Saleen gets out of the everything MUST go in my mouth stage! Sheesh, like a two year old - I swear. LoL

Definitly try the puppy pad before you try the dog litter if you're worried about him eating it...
 

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You might need to be fairly careful if he is a plant chewer. There is a huge list of plants that are harmful, some fatal to dogs. I was amazed at how many common plants were on the list. Can't find it at the moment but if you google toxic plants for dogs or something you should get some idea. Mind you he might just like the feel of dirt under his paws :rofl:
... good idea, thank you i'll google it
 

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Hi Lady Luck,

Did you ever figure out how to get your dog to poo on the pad? I'm having the same problem....he poos in 3 different spots on the pad (all in one sitting), but sometimes he is sitting on the pad and MISSES! ..and it ends up on the carpet. Sometimes he misses when peeing, too...
 

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Hi Lady Luck,

Did you ever figure out how to get your dog to poo on the pad? I'm having the same problem....he poos in 3 different spots on the pad (all in one sitting), but sometimes he is sitting on the pad and MISSES! ..and it ends up on the carpet. Sometimes he misses when peeing, too...
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yeah i dont know whats up with my dog these days anymore... it might be the other dogs influencing it or something, but he NEVER NEVER NEVER goes on the pad anymore..... we do take him outside more now, and he knows how to poo outside, but when we're out for a couple of hours.. no pee. no poo. and i KNOW he must have his own secret hiding spot on which he poos and pees. i try to get him to pee on his pad but he wont, there's this time, i was in the same room as him and he just peed freely on the corner of the bed. i got so frustrated and angry with him because he was only a foot away from the pad! i did yell at him and had everyone ignore him for the next 20 minutes..
not sure why he acts so weird now. but i SWEAR it's my inlaws dogs that messes him up. those dogs (inlaws dogs) have no manner at all. they piss all over the damn house. they bark at every person who walks into the damn door, even if its family. they've even nibbled on a couple of people, but their parents dont discipline them at all.

so yeah my dog, he thinks he's TOO GOOD to use the pads now.
 

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yeah i dont know whats up with my dog these days anymore... it might be the other dogs influencing it or something, but he NEVER NEVER NEVER goes on the pad anymore..... we do take him outside more now, and he knows how to poo outside, but when we're out for a couple of hours.. no pee. no poo. and i KNOW he must have his own secret hiding spot on which he poos and pees. i try to get him to pee on his pad but he wont, there's this time, i was in the same room as him and he just peed freely on the corner of the bed. i got so frustrated and angry with him because he was only a foot away from the pad! i did yell at him and had everyone ignore him for the next 20 minutes..
not sure why he acts so weird now. but i SWEAR it's my inlaws dogs that messes him up. those dogs (inlaws dogs) have no manner at all. they piss all over the damn house. they bark at every person who walks into the damn door, even if its family. they've even nibbled on a couple of people, but their parents dont discipline them at all.

so yeah my dog, he thinks he's TOO GOOD to use the pads now.
Is your poodle crate-trained? I was lucky since my poodle was crate trained, but we kept him to a confined space that included his Wizdog (his potty training system) and his crate, and some extra space for him to roam. He was almost potty-trained until we let him run rampant at our friend's house. Then he came back un-potty trained..and when he confined him for a day, he was back onto his Wizdog. Perhaps you should confine your poodle to a small area with his puppy pad so he'll get an idea of where to go. I'm not an expert, but that's how I corrected my poodle's bad (but short) habit since he doesn't want to soil his "play area." Hope this helps!
 
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