How do we housetrain Coton de Tulear puppy if we live in an apartment. building?
I really like your site, we just got our puppy yesterday. This is the first time I've had a dog and I live on the 10th floor of a condo building. Is it possible to train our puppy to wait to go outside?
Most books I've read seem to infer that I'd be living in a house so that I can take pup outside every 30 minutes. Does it make more sense to train it to go in a litter box?
I have to admit I am a bit overwhelmed by the training because I really do want our puppy to be good.
Is it possible to dual potty-train a coton puppy?
How do I dual potty train a coton puppy and is it possible? I plan to have him go outside most of the time but I also want to teach him to potty inside on the ugodog (and only the ugodog, not my carpets :) maybe like once or twice a day just enough for him to know he can use it. Will this work, or because he will go in the yard most of the time or on a walk will he become reluctant to go inside on the ugodog? I just want him to have an indoor option if we are away and he has to go or if we or he gets sick in the future, or if our work situation ever changes and we have to be away from the home more, etc.
Has anyone used the UgoDog system to indoor house train their dog?
It's a plastic beige tray with two smooth grates on top used for dogs. The dog sits on top of the grates and does his or her business. Want to know if anyone is familiar with it and if so, if they use it successfully for their dog to go to the bathroom on it (potty and poop).
Thoughts on indoor potty station
We might get a coton. I am still not sure yet. My heart says yes, mind says no. Husband says he wants one. I keep emailing the breeder. Anyway, if we get one, I want to train it on the ugodog as well as outside. (Ugodog is like a pee pad but it is sturdier and the grates can be cleaned and you can put a pee pad underneath it and then just switch out the pads when they are used.)
Here is my question: I have two options to put the ugodog, either in our very small galley kitchen where guests can see it and wonder if they want food from our kitchen since our dog goes to the bathroom on the ugodog grate in our kitchen, OR in our 2nd bedroom where I work all day and where we have carpeting, where guests cannot see it and where we do not have to feel like we have to explain to guests or worry if our dog uses it in front of the guests. I would put a vinyl tablecloth underneath it in the 2nd bedroom so if anything got missed hopefully it would just get on the tablecloth that I could wipe up.
The 2nd bedroom would also allow the dog more privacy than being in the center of the kitchen where food is often being cooked and where his dog food bowls would not be that far away from (just around the corner).
I heard better not to put in a room where there is carpeting, but those are really our only two options, each have their drawbacks. I really want this to work.
Those are really my only two options, as our bathroom is too small to fit it. It's a very small house.
Any thoughts cotonworld? Thank you.
Is anyone's Coton indoor potty and poop trained?
Has anyone indoor potty and indoor poop trained their coton? Did you use the UgoDog or newspaper? Is this a good solution for you and does it make your house smell?
We have a 13 1/2 year old coton. He may die within a year or so because he has a heart problem. I want to maybe get another one later but since we have a step to go outside, I can no longer lift him he is too heavy so I was wondering if it would work to indoor potty and poop train if it were a puppy.
Husband says because it gets too hard to lift the dog over the step we can't get another dog later because our house is not designed well with the step and we have to carry him in and out all day each time he has to go to the bathroom. (Because he is old, he can't make it up step anymore so he has to be lifted often).
Ugodog indoor potty vs. outdoor potty
Hello - I have questions about starting our new Coton puppy using the Ugodog indoor potty or other indoor potty system when we bring him home.
He will be 12 weeks old when we get him and we want our Coton to go outside to use the bathroom. I'm concerned that if we start him off using the Ugodog potty until he has better bladder/bowel control,(which is what was recommended to us) it will be difficult to get him trained strictly to go outside using the poochie bell system. It might be a difficult habit to break and confusing for him.
If it's better to start him going outside straight from the get-go and not even use an indoor method, that's fine. I'm expecting accidents regardless as that goes with having a puppy. Does anyone have any experience with this? Trying to use the best method.
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