Are you still getting up in the middle of the night to take your pup outside to pee? Isn't this getting a little old? What about when you have to be at work all day long, is your pup peeing on the floor and leaving you a big wet mess to clean up? What if you could train your dog to pee in the bathtub when there is no one around to take him outside.
Okay, I can already hear you saying "Eww that's gross!" But then again, how gross is it having to clean up the mess on your floor every time he pees on it? While most dogs are taught to go to the bathroom outside, which can be a hard habit to break, you can teach them to pee in the tub. It won't be easy, but in time your pup will be happy to have a place to pee inside where he won't get in trouble for doing so.
This command goes completely against your dog's training to pee outside. After all, haven't you already spent countless hours teaching him that the only place he is supposed to pee, or for that matter poop, is outside? Of course, you could always use a crate to prevent your pup peeing on the floor, but your dog doesn't deserve to spend hour upon hour locked up.
There is no real command here, it is in all reality more about teaching your pup a new behavior. One that will keep him out of trouble and allow him to relieve himself when needed, rather than trying to hold it in for longer than he should be doing. Take your time and be patient, it will happen.
When it comes to training your pup to pee in the bathtub, or for that matter a shower stall, the biggest thing you will need is plenty of patience and time in order to make this training stick. You will need a few supplies to get things off to a good start. Which ones you need will depend on the method of training you decide to use. Among these are:
Trying to train dog to pee and poop in shower. How can i do this?
Hello JJ, First you will need to make sure that Coco has access to the shower if you want your dog to go there on his own when he needs to eliminate. If your shower is raised then you will need to create some type of ramp or stairs up to the shower and then down into the shower, and will need to leave the door open to the shower. If the shower is easily accessed then just leaving the door open should work. Use whatever material Coco is used to peeing and pooping on now, to transition him to the shower. If he normally goes on grass outside, then use a piece of grass sod, or if he normally goes on pee pads then use those to train. It can be anything that he already associates with eliminating. Place a foot by foot area of that type of material in the shower. Crate your dog, and every two hours take him into the shower, onto that material, and tell him to "Go potty". If he goes, then praise him and give him a treat. If he does not, then take him back to the crate, and try again in thirty minutes. Repeat this until your dog will go in the shower on the material. To make this easier for your dog, you can also purchase a spray designed to encourage elimination, it is usually in the house breaking or puppy section of your local pet store, and called "Training Spray", "Hurry Spray", or something similar. Spray that spray onto the material in your shower right before you bring your dog over to it, and then let him sniff where you sprayed it when he arrives. If your dog is used to holding his bladder for long periods of time during the day while in the crate, then you can continue to do that, so that he will not have an accident inside your home, while teaching this, but whenever you are home take him to the shower every two hours, and only give him freedom in your home when he has peed or pooped during the last two hours, and is unlikely to have an accident. When your dog will consistently use the bathroom on the material in the shower, then gradually decrease the amount of material or the size of the material over the course of a month. Do this until your dog will eliminate in the shower without any material in there. Go slowly with decreasing the material, taking away only a couple of inches at a time. Again, keep your dog confined unless he has eliminated in the past two hours, until he begins to go to the shower when he needs to eliminate on his own. Every two hours, when your dog is not in the crate, take your dog to the shower, to show him where to go, and reward him if he goes potty. Best of luck training, Caitlin Crittenden
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