toilet training my rottweiler pup
(Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia)
Hi I love your rottie site it's fantastic, I would be lost without it so i was hoping you could answer a question for me.
I am 15 years old and I have a Female rottie (2years) and a male pup rottie (9weeks) by the way it's not the females own puppy. My puppy rottie is a dear the family love him, but there is a problem, he seems to be doing his poos in the yard but always wees in the house I don't know what to do to be honest. I was hoping you would have advice or maybe a link that would be most appreciated.
Keep posting information to you site it is fantastic :)
Thanks for the compliments, I'm really happy that you're enjoying my site and that it's been helpful to you. That is what I'm aiming for! Love the photo, it's adorable!
Housebreaking a puppy takes a lot of time, effort and patience and your pup is still a tiny baby and obviously doesn't understand the whole concept yet. He's pooping outside which is good, but you're going to need to prevent him from having the chance to pee indoors so that this doesn't become a habit.
The best way to do this is to use a crate and I think my Housebreaking A Puppy and Puppy Crate Training pages have lots of tips and advice which should help you with this. Don't expect overnight results though, even with the best, most consistent training a puppy can't be expected to be reliable to any degree before about 6 months of age if left unsupervised indoors.
The most important thing to do is to prevent your puppy from having the opportunity to make 'mistakes' indoors, and that's where the crate training comes in so useful. Puppies are creatures of habit and they learn bad habits as quickly (sometimes MORE quickly it seems!) than good habits. So you need to make sure he doesn't get in the habit of peeing indoors, or if he already has, then to stop him from doing it for long enough for him to 'forget' this bad habit.
The pages I've directed you to above should have all the info. you need to be successful. But remember to be patient and consistent. Best of luck with your beautiful Rottweilers.