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Since I have purchased your down load and have signed up as a member where do I quickly look to find out how to re train a 4 year old Bichon who was allowed to go in the house? I want to be able to take him places but can't trust him.
He has cut way back on the barking.
Hi there Vee,
Thank you for your email regarding your 4 year old Bichon who you are wanting to train to toilet appropriately outside the house. This can take quite some time with an adult dog, but is definitely doable! The keys are consistency, persistence and patience. It is also good to hear that your young Bichon has calmed down on his barking!!
In order to train you dog to toilet appropriately outside, you will need to keep a close eye on him at the key times he is most likely to urinate. These times are: when your Bichon wakes up in the morning, after eating/drinking, after exercise and before bed at night. In order to train a dog to toilet either inside or outside, you need to be at the ready to take the dog to an appropriate area for him to toilet there after these times. It is even useful to write up a schedule of when and where you will feed your dog, take him for walks, when he will go to bed and when he will wake up so that you can plan to be around him during these times. After each of these times, you will need to gently pick him up, or preferably, lead him to an elimination area. An elimination area is the place in which you want your Bichon to toilet appropriately. It may be outside under a tree or inside on newspaper.
The trick here is to choose ONE spot and stick with it - every time you then take your dog out to toilet will always be to this ONE spot. Take your dog to the elimination area after each of the above times and stand with him giving him the command "Toilet!!" or "Be quick!" in a happy tone of voice. Continue to repeat this phrase and be sure use his name, until he final relieves himself. This may take from 2 - 5 minutes. Be sure not to play with him, just stand and encourage until he actually toilets. As soon as he begins toileting, be sure to give him plenty of vocal praise. A small food treat when he finishes would also help with the training! If you catch him in the act of toileting inside, give him a quick distraction by growling a guttural growl of "AAAAAH!" rather than "NO!" and perhaps a loud clap. Then quickly pick him and take him to the elimination area as above where you will praise him for continuing here.
If you find a puddle inside during the day, do not punish him. Because it is after the event, it will have not effect on him. NEVER rub his nose in feces or urine as this too will make the situation worse. Plenty of praise for appropriate elimination and being at the ready to take your Bichon outside are all key in re-training him how to toilet appropriately. A doggy door would be ideal for a dog such as yours since he is so small. These are relatively cheap to get installed and allow your dog to venture outside to toilet whenever he feels the need rather than him bugging you to let him outside. They will require a small amount of training further to the house training and will require a fully fenced backyard, but are well worth it if your conditions permit it. If you are to train your dog how to toilet appropriately inside, you should use something such as the indoor potty (a Google search will show you the large myriad of these indoor dog toilets that are currently available).
I hope this helps in your Bichons re-toilet training! There is some further information in the bonus book provided with Secrets to Dog Training on toilet training. Be sure also to thoroughly clean any messes with an appropriate non ammonia based cleaning product and a dog odor neutralizer, such that he doesn't toilet on these spots again (dogs tend to toilet on areas that have done so before via their smell).
Best of luck and kind regards,
Daniel Stevens and the Secrets to Dog Training Team
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