Tibetan Terrier Questions

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Tibetan Terrier Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 11/28/2006
At what age is it best to begin potty training and how long should it take?

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11/29/06 It's a hard question to answer. Every dog learns at a different pace as do children. It not only depends on the dog but on how dedicated the owner is. Crate training is very effective. We always recommend the book "Puppies for Dummies". Easy to understand and helpful hints on most puppy problems. Good Luck!! Marie
Camelot Tibetan Terriers camelottts@aol.com
11/30/07 I suggest you start from the day you get your puppy. Understand that it is just like a baby and is going to have accidents. I recomend a crate for housebreaking. Used when you are not home or when you are asleep for the night. This will also keep your puppy out of trouble. One thing though, NEVER PUT A DOG IN A CRATE WITH A COLLAR ON!! It could hang itself. Each puppy is different than another, just as some human children potty train quick and some take forever, the same will be with a puppy. The more you work at it, the faster the puppy will be trained. Susan
Dolbrooks Tibetan Terriers
5/7/08 I've had many breeds of dogs in my lifetime and I have never had a problem potty training a puppy. Tibetan Terriers are no exception. The secret is to never allow your puppy to be unsupervised. Using an X-pen, crate and gates make this an easy task. Take them outside every 2-4hrs during the day. Puppies pee and poo before and after they do everything! Eat, sleep and play. Don't give them an opportunity to fail. You control their environment. If they have an accident, it's your fault. Also, remove the puppy from the scene quietly, before all clean-ups. Best advice I've ever gotten is that you don't teach a puppy to not go in the house. You teach them to go outside. Different approach; different results. It takes approx. a year to be able to trust a puppy even once they've got the idea. My 8 wk old puppies WILL NOT potty in their xpen or crate! But then, I never leave them in their long enough for them to slip up. Except at night. However, they are still dry in the Karen
Kaji Tibetan Terriers