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shih tzu: almost 10 months old..stop using the bathroom on the carpet

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I have a ShihTzu puppy that is almost 10 months old. I am having real difficulty geting him to stop using the bathroom on the carpet. I have pads in a certain location and he uses these occasionally. I praise him when he does use the pads. He just seems to be really confused and I need some help with this.
Any ideas on how to house train him would be appreciated. (By the way, I also have a ShihTzu that is 5 years old. He has a pad that he always uses. The puppy will go and sniff that area but he will not use the area to go to the bathroom)
Help.
Brenda
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Rebekah Haferbecker replied 11 years ago.

These sites gives very good information on housetraining your pup. Unfortunately, terriers can be very hard to housebreak so be patient and commend yourself and him for the progress you have made.


http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/training/common/housebreaking.html


http://www.tinyshihtzu.com/training.htm

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Rebekah Johnson's Post: You have referred me to a couple of websites. I do not think you answered my question.
Expert:  Rebekah Haferbecker replied 11 years ago.
Ok, then let me try again. What exactly are you looking for? I understood your question to be looking for tips on housetraining and I pointed you to websites that offer just that. Both of those websites give excellent tips on housetraining a puppy. One of the sites is especially geared towards housebreaking a Shihtzu. I offered you the sites because they give you more than one option for housetraining and give you more extensive and explicit insstructions. If I were to give you them all in the body of the answer it would be very long and I just wanted to make it easier viewing for you. Please let me know if you would like me to elaborate the instructions more into my answer.

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