We adopted an 8 mnth Maltese Shihtzu mix recently. Since we have had him, he…

We adopted an 8 mnth Maltese Shihtzu mix recently. Since we have had him, he has pooped outside once, and never pees outside. We take him outside for hrs, multiple times a day. He only goes in our bathroom with a puppy pad.

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Jana Rade
5 years ago

Seems to me he’s doing what he believes he should be doing. Here is what I would try:

– introduce him to clicker training so he understands what clicker means (they learn very quickly)
– right after you come from walk, take him back out (often with all the excitement pottying is the last thing on their mind)
– try “catching” him eliminating outside, click and reward and praise when he does.

With moving puppy pads outside, the proper procedure seems to be moving them to the new location gradually.