Coton de Tulear and potty training!!!
by Alecia Midgett
WOW!!!!! FINALLY!!!! It took ONE FULL YEAR and Wilson is finally potty trained. We tried EVERYTHING. Gates, potty pads, bells on the door, walks every hour, going out every 15 minutes, treats, treats, treats!!!!! We did it all.
I was told one time that some babies take a long time....a year. Well WOOO HOOO. Chaytor stopped marking our house on his 1 year birthday. He has only had one accident (on a potty pad) when we were out for too long. I would have never thought that it would have taken so long. BUT WE ARE HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!!!!!!!
We loved Wilson when he was not potty trained...BUT WE LOVE LOVE LOVE him even more now that I am not spending every waking minute cleaning up behind him.
We kept with our treats!!
Still have a bell on the back door (he uses)
Gated off the front of the house with small gates from amazon (you can step over them and adjust them)
We did tell him he was a bad boy for going in the house and showed him the mistake. (I did not let him see me clean it up so that he did not see it as attention)
We did use enzemes on every single spot and even purchased a small pet carpet cleaner for every spot.
I put his toys and beds in every area that he liked to mark. His stuff was everywhere!!!
My husband did yell at him a few times and that really seemed to upset him.
I started making him wait to earn his food, made him wait for a treat before he could get it, never let him walk through a door before me...I became almost crazy dominate to him.
I hope this helps someone else having the same problems. There is light at the end of the tunnel. NEVER GIVE UP!!
Good Luck :o)
Aleica and Wilson