How do you train a 1 year and 9 month old dog?

My dog is a yorkie poodle (mom) shi-tzu (dad) and isnt potty trained. I am 13 and live with my dad and step-mom. My dad is going phsyco because his once clean carpet smells like doggy messes all over and is tired of it. I need help fast!

Asked By: - 11/23/2011
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When you get up in the morning, take your dog out. Walk her/him till elimination occurs, then praise him/her, a lot. Give a treat. Walk your dog again midday, afternoon and at bed time. Always stay with the dog so when she/he goes you can give praise . At this age old you should know your dogs looking for a spot... More
Answered By: b.w. - 11/23/2011
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I trained a 5 year old dog not to be dog agressive its the same as training a normal dog/puppy. If you want to house train it you should NOT punish it when it goes in the house. This makes the dog sneaky in its attempts to go. You need to take your dog out every hour if you can or mainly after eating, sleeping... More
Answered By: Kitty - 11/23/2011
first you have to get rid of the stains and smell of urine in the rugs and floors. If the dog can smell the mess he will p*e and poop on it again and again and again. Eveidently he thinks it is okay to go inside the house on the rugs. (I would get rid of the rugs if you can) You need to get a enzyme cleaner just for... More
Answered By: soobee714 - 11/23/2011
You have to get your dog into a routine for example when you wake up in the morning take him out to go to the bathroom and when he does go outside reward him with a treat and praise him ( take him out after school, before bed anytime you might think he should go out take him. Just remember to reward him and to praise... More
Answered By: redhot_001 - 11/23/2011
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