I’m a first time pet owner and i own a pomeranian puppy. She loves to…

I’m a first time pet owner and i own a pomeranian puppy. She loves to bite humans & she only listens to me when shes in her crate.. What should i do? Shes born on 3/3/15

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PK Dennis
5 years ago

I know that many people in NYC train their dogs to use the shower or a kitty litter pan.   Crate the pup when you can’t watch it.  When you take it out of the crate it needs to go right to the litter pan or into a shower stall.  When it pees or poops you tell her how smart she is!  Big party!  Then it is play time.  Every 1/2 hour she needs to go back to the pan or shower stall.  If no pee/poop and you can’t watch her like a hawk then she needs to be back… Read more »

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Anonymous
5 years ago

this might help with bite inhibition: http://www.clickertraining.com/node/725 something to remember: she’s a tiny baby puppy right now.  don’t expect too much from her!  it’s GREAT that you’re crate training – that will help with housebreaking. at this stage, i’d say she’s too young to roam your home unsupervised.  either gate her in the room with you, or leash her to you.  training sessions should be short and should involve high value treats (i like to use tiny bites of plain cooked chicken at that age).  consider using a clicker, as it gives a very definite marker when she’s done something right.… Read more »

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Anonymous
5 years ago

well, you don’t really want her urinating in her crate…and she won’t want to, anyway, because that’s her bed. can you get her outside every half hour? she has a TINY bladder and really needs to go out that frequently.

don’t use the crate for punishment. you want that to be a safe space for her to be, and using it as punishment will cause it to be a bad place in her mind.

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Anonymous
5 years ago

don’t punish her for urinating in the house. seriously, don’t – this will tell her that the act of urinating is bad, not where she’s doing it. it won’t tell her to stop doing it where she shouldn’t…it will, instead, tell her to urinate where you can’t see her.

are you using something like a litterbox for her until it’s safe to go outside?

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Anonymous
5 years ago

ahh. huh. well, that IS a crate, but i’ve never seen one with that suspended bit in the middle. your mom is using antiquated dog training methods. you’re on the right track: teach and show. a pee tray is not a bad plan – it’ll at least give her an idea of a place to go, rather than anywhere in the house. you still have a bit of difficulty ahead when she is able to go outside, though…be prepared for her not wanting to go outside once she’s old enough. have you figured out how frequent her bathroom visits are?… Read more »

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Anonymous
5 years ago

puppies DO need a lot of sleep, but like young children, sometimes they don’t think they need it. 😉

how much time does she get out of her crate? what sort of interaction do you have with her on a daily basis?

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Anonymous
5 years ago

gosh, she’s a puppy! she needs a LOT more interaction and play than that. try to let her be a dog – don’t carry her too much.

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Anonymous
5 years ago

let her be a puppy.

if you think she has a sneeze or a cough, take her to the vet. but seriously, let her be a puppy. she doesn’t need regimented play.

ashlyn hag
5 years ago

When she pee’s where she is not supposed to then do nothing but WHENEVER she goes to the bathroom in the right place give her a treat and if she likes the treats she will go into the right place then eventually stop giving her treats but she will hopefully learn which places to go, it’s alright for you to say no bad dog when she pee’s where she is not supposed to but don’t raise your voice too much. I hope this helped.