I just got a 4 month old Lab retriever terrier mix. Can anyone give me GREAT SOLID advice on how to housebreak a puppy?? The last thing I want it puppy spots all over my house! I know to take him outside as soon as I get home from work. I am also trying to crate train him as well. If he does have an accident I am taking him directly outside for a walk and then right into his Crate for a "time out". Am I doing this correctly??
I also have his water/food bowls out so he can get them at anytime, Should I be putting them away until he needs fed??

- Thank you for anyone with advice.
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I just got a 4 month old Lab retriever terrier mix. Can anyone give me GREAT SOLID advice on how ... directly outside for a walk and then right into his Crate for a "time out". Am I doing this correctly??

No. You should be watching him like a hawk (he needs to be in whatever room you are in) and taken out on a schedule - every time he wakes up, every hour if he's awake and active after meals, first thing in the morning, last thing at night. The crate should be a safe place.
If you catch him, sound disappointed, and take him outside and ask him to go. If he produces, throw a party. If not, back in and keep a close eye on him - clean up thoroughly.
I also have his water/food bowls out so he can get them at anytime, Should I be putting them away until he needs fed??

Leave water out, feeding should be on a schedule, measured amounts, 3x/day. He gets 15 minutes to eat and the it goes away and nothing until the next meal if he hasn't eaten it.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
I just got a 4 month old Lab retriever terrier mix. Can anyone give me GREAT SOLID advice on how ... water/food bowls out so he can get them at anytime, Should I be putting them away until he needs fed??

This may be a ginormous thread to nowhere, as there are as many different opinions on how best to do this as there are dog owners. Also be on the looking for some goofball who'll undoubtely reply here and capitalize HOWE throughout his reply and promptly ignore him.

I'm a fan of the Monks of New Skete's books How To Be Your Dog's Best Friend and The Art Of Raising A Puppy. They's on board with:

RESPONSIBLE Crate training is good. Make sure the crate is the right size (not too big). Make sure it's introduced to him gradually and that he identifies it as his den and a place he likes.
Many consider it a huge mistake to use the crate as any sort of punishment. Dunno what you mean by a "time out" there, but just clarifying.
Your puppy may not be able to hold it all day yet. So no locking him in the crate when you head off to work and expect things to be happy when you get home in the afternoon.

A schedule is very important to house training. Do not leave food out free all the time especially with a scarfing lab mix who'll eat every thing in sight.
Dog in the crate whenever you can't watch him like a hawk, but you have to arrange your schedule so he's not in the crate all the time!
Start the day letting him out immediatley on leash. Offer food and water afterward. Then in a few minutes after that, back outside.
Take em outside at frequent intervals. Always to the same area they've gone before. Scent posts/marking are important to the pooches.
If they make a mistake inside treat as something you did wrong in not seeing the signs. Don't let the dog see you clean it up. Use chemical deodorizers to mask the scent entirely or they'll be inclined to do it again in that spot.
Good luck!

Todd H.
http://www.toddh.net /
Check out these pages. They should be of help. Good luck! http://www.dogbehavioronline.com/puppy-training.html http://www.dogbehavioronline.com/crate-training-your-dog.html http://www.dogbehavioronline.com/house-training-a-dog.html http://dogbehavioronline.com/puppy-housetraining.html
Janet,
Has it right on the nose. I have trained puppies and full grown dogs this way and it works like a charm. I have even tied the dog to my chair so I had him with me at all times. Over time they catch on and the nice thing is they will come and get you when they want out. I could never see the reasoning of teaching the dog to go to the door.
Celeste
Within rec.pets.dogs.behavior, "Mirelle" wrote in crayon:
It's just APW... Why would I care what that kook he claims to do in his spare time?

He posts as a dog trainer. His posts need to be child friendly. The use of XXX in his rantings are representative of X rated. XXX= X Rated =For adullts only ! What part of triple X for children's reading do you not understand ??

This is the usenet.
The first alt groups in exististance were "alt.sex" and "alt.drugs".

There are very few places on the Usenet that could be concidered suitable for youths. There is no governing body so anything posted is up to the group to police and the individual to filter out.
"" is a old british way of saying cat

'' is also used as a term for Vagina. In the derogatory, in my opinion.

Exactly, "in you opinion".
Like in, I Eat ! Yuk ! You are a friek to use such misogynist language about a woman's vagina.

You're right... I should have started playing with the labia majora a little more before moving onto the labia minora. :-)

If it makes you feal better I've changed it, but not for the better.
So it comes down to child content . It can not be both. To use the words MURDER and KILL along with XXX and then say '***' and 'horsey' is frightening to a child. And it invites child molesters to abuse this site.

How whould you know how a CM thinks?
Are we talking statistics or intamate knolage here? :-P
It takes away the legitamacy of dog talk in this (newsgroup). How does XXX belong in discussions about dogs ???

How does anything that APW says belong in RPDB?
Just keep de-rating him in the the Google Groups interface and evetualy you won't see his posts anymore. If you want proper filtering, install Firefox on your PowerPC and get the Google Groups killfiler extention.

Google Groups "plain-text" of this post...
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Hi Choixi.
Within rec.pets.dogs.behavior, "Mirelle" wrote in crayon:

Cange you automatic 'signature' wrote in crayon. outdated !

Because he is a pevert.
He posts as a dog trainer. His posts need to be child friendly. The use of XXX in his rantings are representative of X rated.

Uesent has changed over the years and children do go there now.
XXX= X Rated =For adullts only ! What part of triple X for children's reading do you not understand ??

??
This is the usenet. The first alt groups in exististance were "alt.sex" and "alt.drugs".

Uesent has changed over the years and children do go there now.
There are very few places on the Usenet that could be concidered suitable for youths.

This site SOULD BE SUITABLE FOR YOUTHS !
There is no governing body so anything posted

DUH !
is up to the group to police

That is what I am doing !
and the individual to filter out.

Why would I want to filter a poster who I am policing !
'' is also used as a term for Vagina.

YUK !
In the derogatory, in my opinion.

Exactly, "in you opinion".

Yuk ! You have an opinion about it's use for something other then a cat being appropriate ???
Like in, I Eat ! Yuk ! You are a friek to use such misogynist language about a woman's vagina.

You're right... I should have started playing with the labia majora a little more before moving onto the labia minora. :-)

I don't talk sex talk on the internet. (:!
Only in the context of bringing it up to show how much Western Culture has a corrupted view of it.
If it makes you feal better I've changed it, but not for the better.

Would you mind using your spell check ??? (feal)
I could care less if you changed it. Talk the way you want. Don't impress me much !
So it comes down to child content . It can ... child. And it invites child molesters to abuse this site.

How whould you know how a CM thinks?

I know how a child's mind thinks as I am a Psychiatrist.
Are we talking statistics or intamate knolage here? :-P

Spell check please ! (intamate knolage)
I am a Psychiatrist.
It takes away the legitamacy of dog talk in this (newsgroup). How does XXX belong in discussions about dogs ???

You never answered the question !
How does anything that APW says belong in RPDB?

See my new post.
It does not belong in RPDB !
Just keep de-rating him in the the Google Groups interface and evetualy you won't see his posts anymore.

Why would I want to filter a poster who I am policing !
If you want proper filtering, install Firefox

Why would I want to filter a poster who I am policing !
on your PowerPC

Remember ! I do not have a PC (Piece of Crap, not Personal Computer) I have a Mac !
A real computer !
You are correct on one thing however, it is a Power Mac !
and get the Google Groups killfiler extention.

Why would I want to filter a poster who I am policing ! See my new post about him !

Yah Yah, Choixi I know you are boasting again !
Boring !
BTW In another post you claim I elevate myself above God ! All because I said
Life is a Blessing !
You spend too much time on your computer and not enough on PAYING ATTENTION to details and TRAILS you left behind in your 'cloak of mystery' !
I will make am honest man of you yet 'Choixi' !
Punk !
Mirelle
Within rec.pets.dogs.behavior, "Mirelle" wrote in crayon:

??

You're repling to yuor own qoted text, that's why.
This is the usenet. The first alt groups in exististance were "alt.sex" and "alt.drugs".

Uesent has changed over the years and children do go there now.

Then thier parents are fools for leaving them unattended.
There are very few places on the Usenet that could be concidered suitable for youths.

This site SOULD BE SUITABLE FOR YOUTHS !

At least get the name right. This isn't a "site" or a "forum", it's a news group. Did you ever read the help that Google Groups provided?

http://groups.google.ca/support/bin/static.py?page=basics.html http://groups.google.ca/support/bin/static.py?page=glossary.html
You have an opinion about it's use for something other then a cat being appropriate ???

And next you'll say "***" is inaproprate because it's not a general term for a donkey...
I don't talk sex talk on the internet. (:! Only in the context of bringing it up to show how much Western Culture has a corrupted view of it.

Western cultures tend to be far more surpressed about thier sexuality it then the rest of the world. Sure, places like japan don't talk about it openly, but they're just being polite.
If it makes you feal better I've changed it, but not for the better.

Would you mind using your spell check ???

Sorry, no can do, that part of the program still needs work. It keeps crashing because of the size of it's .dict file. I'll have to create a smaller one, with just them more commonly misspelled words.
How whould you know how a CM thinks?

I know how a child's mind thinks as I am a Psychiatrist.

Realy? Well I'll be...
Does it pay well to get into children's heads?
Do you spend much time thinking like a child as well? :-)

(Mind you, I don't believe a word of it, but that's my problem.)
How does anything that APW says belong in RPDB? Just ... Groups interface and evetualy you won't see his posts anymore.

Why would I want to filter a poster who I am policing !

Because your policing is droping EVERYTHING he's posting outside of everone elses filters, that's why. We already have two wonderful "echo repliers", why whould we need a third!
Remember ! I do not have a PC (Piece of Crap, not Personal Computer) I have a Mac !

No, you have a PowerPC Mac. That's the name of the procesor...

And FYI, PC is Politicaly Correct, which you completely missed in my "Your a Mac and I'm PC" joke. Something a clasic Psychiatrist should have seen miles away as a "freudian slip".
Yah Yah, Choixi I know you are boasting again !

Not boasting...
But you currently can't see past the image you've created for me.

Do you realy believe my SIG has anything to do with you? The world isn't about you sister. See, that is why I believe you think far to much about yourself, and far too little about people.
You spend too much time on your computer and not enough on PAYING ATTENTION to details and TRAILS you left behind in your 'cloak of mystery' ! I will make am honest man of you yet 'Choixi' ! Punk !

"Choixi"??? Can you even pronounce that with a strait face?

Yah, your right. I do spend far too much time in computers. But, that is what I'm paid to do, so I don't see it as a negitive thing.

Google Groups "plain-text" of this post...
http://groups.google.ca/groups?&hl=en&dmode=source&selm=(Email Removed)
Yah, your right. I do spend far too much time in computers. But, that is what I'm paid to do, so I don't see it as a negitive thing.

Really? What company do you do tech support for? I'm simply curious...
Or are you a "programmer" writing Visual Basic or SQL stored procedures or Java or Perl? What do they pay you to do?
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