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Meowmeowwoofxo Sun 03-Jun-18 11:06:40

We have a rescue pup about five months old - we've had her for about a month.

She is not toilet trained at all as she's lived her life in a kennel before us, and it's proving so hard to toilet train her.

Has anyone got any tips for toilet training older pups/dog? Or anything that helped with their puppy?

It is getting embarrassing and our living room carpet is now ruined and sticks off piss. We're just so at our wits end with it.

fourpawswhite Sun 03-Jun-18 11:17:48

I would be doing exactly the same as with a non rescue puppy. Lots of puppies live in kennels or pens until they go to new homes.

You got the puppy at four months so that's not unusual or to old to toilet train.

What's your house like. I would have cage in kitchen or next to back door if possible. Don't let puppy onto carpet until sorted if it's that bad.

Then you need a routine ASAP. They tend to go for a pee as soon as they wake up, within 15 minutes of eating, etc. Poo usually within an hour of eating. You want to be out every hour at the moment till you see puppies pattern. Lots of praise when they do go outside. Match for signals that they need, circling, sniffing for example.

There is lots of advice on kennel club website. Good luck.

Allnames Wed 13-Jun-18 23:13:27

It takes months for them to become clean. When they do it outside praise them like mad while they are going.

Ruined carpets are par for the course.

There's so much info online and on amazon . Gwen Bailey for example. Don't punish them. Unless it's in the act they won't be able to associate.

GivenAndDenied Wed 13-Jun-18 23:14:17

OP - what are you doing currently to toilet train your puppy?

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