6 month old male schnauzer puppy…have been trying to wean him off royal dog food…

6 month old male schnauzer puppy…have been trying to wean him off royal dog food . Also trying to housebreak him too…using pads he still won’t do anything outside…..He tears things up too even his canvas carrier…!

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6 years ago

Congrats on your Schnauzer puppy!! With any kind of parenting (human and furry), you have to get into Survivor mode–outwit, outplay, outlast! When you take him outside to potty, no playing, no talking–other than the word you are using for the potty command. Whatever is most natural to you–potty, wee-wee, tinkle, get busy–whatever works. All your puppy should hear is his potty word and do not interact with him until he pees–then you completely lose your mind and praise him with words, pets, and treats. It won’t take him long to get the idea that his tinkling makes you happy… Read more »

Eleanor Wood
6 years ago

Hi, One thing at a time:You say you are trying to wean him off royal dog food but you don’t say why, what you want him to eat, and why you are having problems so it is impossible to give a useful answer to this. House training – is it weeing or pooing you are having problems with? If he is used to using the pads, then take him outside when he is most likely to want to go, like when he wakes up or after a meal, and have a pad placed outside where you want him to go.… Read more »