I was just wondering if anyone may have some helpful hints/tips fo transitioning from the use of puppy training pads (inside) to trainin to go outside. My puppy is 8mos. old and I know I should have starte his outside training sooner but due to circumstances beyond my contro I was unable to do so. He has begun marking in the house. He is full trained to use the puppy pads and does so all the time with no accident in months now. He is a purebred Bichon and we plan to use him as a stu dog so we do not have any plans for neutering any time soon. An suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Diann

Dianna
I was just wondering if anyone may have some helpful hints/tips for transitioning from the use of puppy training pads ... dog so we do not have any plans for neutering any time soon. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks, Dianna

You did not say what kind of pup it is.
I do not believe you that you have a pup. It is most likely Ninny Boy who is posting this so he can answer himself !
Mirelle
Dianna (Email Removed) said in
I was just wondering if anyone may have some helpful hints/tips for transitioning from the use of puppy training pads ... a stud dog so we do not have any plans for neutering any time soon. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

It's disturbing to see a potential breeder who knows nothing about housetraining a dog. What has the breeder told you?

Anyway, take a used pee pad outside and throw it in the garbage. Never use one again. Supervision from now on, including crating and tethering. Your dog is back to puppy status as to reliability in the house.
Set your alarm clock for every two hours. Take your stud outside to pee on a tree and wait for a least 5 marks (that's a number I made up, but it seems reasonable based on the intact dogs I've looked after) and have tons of fun when he makes his last mark (yes, I know, it's hard to tell).

Never use the crate or leash for punishment. Never punish your dog for marking or peeing in the house. Neuter your dog.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
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I was just wondering if anyone may have some helpful hints/tips for transitioning from the use of puppy training pads (inside) to training to go outside. My puppy is 8mos. old and I know I should have started his outside training sooner but due to circumstances beyond my control I was unable to do so. He has begun marking in the house. He is fully trained to use the puppy pads and does so all the time with no accidents in months now. He is a purebred Bichon and we plan to use him as a stud dog so we do not have any plans for neutering any time soon. Any
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It's disturbing to see a potential breeder who knows nothing about housetraining a dog. What has the breeder told you?
Anyway, take a used pee pad outside and throw it in the garbage. Never use one again. Supervision from now on, including crating and tethering. Your dog is back to puppy status as to reliability in the house.
Set your alarm clock for every two hours. Take your stud outside to pee on a tree and wait for a least 5 marks (that's a number I made up, but it seems reasonable based on the intact dogs I've looked after) and have tons of fun when he makes his last mark (yes, I know, it's hard to tell).

Never use the crate or leash for punishment. Never punish your dog for marking or peeing in the house. Neuter your dog.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
It's disturbing to see a potential breeder who knows nothing about housetraining a dog. What has the breeder told you?

Matt, thanks for your reply.
I have housetrained dogs before, but have never used the training pads. The breeder suggested using the pads, and actually he was alread acclimated to them when we got him. A few people have suggested graduall moving the pad closer to the door and then eventually outside and the eventually take the pad away. I was just looking for anyone who may hav trained this way before, since this is new to me.
Yes, we are new to breeding. We only intend to offer our male for thos who may need his services. We do not have a female. The marking proble is new to us as this is the first dog we've ever had that was not spaye or neutered, and we've only ever had females. We have not punished hi for this new habit he has started, and most times he is not caught 'i the act' anyways. We are familiar with crate training, he is alway crated overnight and when we are not home.
If offering him as a stud is unsuccessful then we will have him neutered

Dianna
If offering him as a stud is unsuccessful then we will have him neutered.

I'm not sure what you would consider to be "successful." Please consider the Dog Breeder's Worksheet
http://www.dogplay.com/Breeding/breeder worksheet.html and
http://www.dogplay.com/Breeding/be a breeder.html

Diane Blackman
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If offering him as a stud is unsuccessful then we will have hi neutered.-
- I'm not sure what you would consider to be "successful."-Please consider the Dog Breeder's Worksheet

'Dog-Play: Dog Breeder's Worksheet - Preparing for Breeding You Favorite Pet Dog
(http://www.dogplay.com/Breeding/breeder worksheet.html) and
'Dog-Play: How to get started as a dog breeder
(http://www.dogplay.com/Breeding/be a breeder.html)

Diane Blackman
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Thanks for the info. I basically meant that I am not sure if there i a demand for stud dogs in my area for his breed (Bichon Frise). I a looking for info. on breeding/studding. He is first and foremost very much loved member of our family. If him being used as a stud i in any way not a good thing or good idea, we will definietly not pursu it.
He is such a character and so friendly and loving to ALL, we jus thought he would be a good candidate for the job. Of course we kno the female dogs genetics are also a considerable factor in producin pups with his same temperment. So, I am just hoping I can find enoug good info. to make a well informed decision on this matter. And if have not then he will just simply be our (neutered) beloved family pet

Dianna
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I have housetrained dogs before, but have never used the training pads. The breeder suggested using the pads, and actually ... suggested gradually moving the pad closer to the door and then eventually outside and then eventually take the pad away.

I know that that's a common procedure - a hold-over from the old days of paper training. In my opinion it does nothing but confuse the dog as to whether he should pee inside or out.

Believe me, unless you live on the top floor of a highrise with a slow elevator and have a dog with a chronic urinary tract infection - lose the pee pad.
I've trained and have helped housetrain many puppies. A take- him-outside schedule works wonders and doesn't involve my or guest dogs peeing inside. It doesn't confuse the dog. Initially, it's a lot more work for you (getting up in the middle of the night and other scheduling-type stuff), but it will be a lot less work once you have a reliable dog.
I was just looking for anyone who may have trained this way before, since this is new to me.

Then start fresh, the right way.
Yes, we are new to breeding. We only intend to offer our male for those who may need his services. ... this is the first dog we've ever had that was not spayed or neutered, and we've only ever had females.

Male unneutered dog

marking, as you acknowledge. Male unneutered dog being trained to pee inside

smelly walls.
Even if he squats now, he won't be squatting soon.
We have not punished him for this new habit he has started,

Good!
and most times he is not caught 'in the act' anyways.

Why not?
We are familiar with crate training, he is always crated overnight and when we are not home.

Certainly, crate familiarisation is a good thing, but that's not crate training. Properly used, a crate is used as part of a transition period whereby a new dog becomes familiar and confortable in a new house.
If offering him as a stud is unsuccessful then we will have him neutered.

Really, it's not worth it, but that's my opinion as a casual dog owner. You'll soon begin to learn some of the difficulties involved in keeping an intact dog; it may be worthwhile to write down now as to why you want to be a breeder and how you're going to approach it. Diane's checklist is the best way to start.
As a start, what do you think of the mentoring your dog's breeder has provided to you?

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
-Why not?- I do catch him sometimes, but not always. I am home all day, he is only crated when ... of th night. I did visit the sites Diane suggested, and there is more involved tha I was aware of.

breeder has provided to you?-> >

Honestly, I'm not real impressed. This is the first purebred dog w have ever had. We usually adopt from the ... I a reconsidering the stud idea as well. First and foremost, our dog is much loved member of our family

Dianna