Also, pooping on newspaper is one solution for the high rise doggy, living in an apartment block where getting outside just isn't practical. Alternatively, a senior citizen or a disabled person may find the convenience of a dog pooping on paper enables them to keep a dog, whereas the challenge of getting a canine companion outside might otherwise prevent this.
Whatever the reason, learning to poop on newspaper is a transferable skill, because the dog can be taught at a later date to go on a different surface or an alternative location.
In a young dog, you need to be aware of the limitations of the puppy's body, since he may yet have to learn bowel control and how to hang on. For an adult dog, bowel control isn't so much of a problem, and you may wish to add the refinement of teaching the dog to go on command. Again, this is super-useful when time is short and you need the dog to 'perform' ahead of your leaving for work or settling down for the night.
Whatever your need or reason for teaching a dog to poop on newspaper, know that success depends on how clearly and consistently you get the message across to the dog. If he is struggling and things aren't going well, then take a close look at what you're doing to see how you can be more consistent.
You will need a lot of newspaper (depending on the size of the room and your puppy!) so ask neighbors to save up their papers for you.
i am trying to train my dog to poop on paper. i got him when he was 4 months i have had him about 3 weeks now. in his original home with his parents they trained the dogs to poop and pee on paper and i was able to see this for myself. however since he has been here i have not gotten him to poop or pee on paper once. he just tears up the paper and makes a mess.
Hello Alexis, Timmy shredding the paper up now is probably due to his current age. As puppies get older they tend to "wake up" more and chew and tear things up more. Paper is an extremely common thing to shred. Plus your puppy no longer has his litter mates also pooping on the paper to encourage him to. You can try keeping a soiled paper on top of the other papers to discourage him from tearing them up, mimicking the other puppies going potty on the paper too. You can also purchase a potty encouraging spray and spray that on the papers to help him learn. The truth is that the odds of teaching him to go potty on the paper are not very good unless you can supervise him with the paper at all times to actively teach him to leave the paper alone. Leaving him alone with the paper will not only result in torn up paper but will also encourage him to learn to destroy other paper, and could possibly cause a medical issue if he eats the paper he shreds. It is common for breeders to use paper to train younger puppies because they will not usually shred it when young. As the puppies get older, they tend to shred it more though. I suggest training your puppy to use a grass toilet pad. If you wish for him to use the bathroom inside right now or permanently, then the grass pad will cause the least amount of confusion with potty training, compared to other materials, and will make outdoor potty training easier than if you had used pee pads. You can also litter box train him but you may need to wait until he is a bit older to switch to that because he might eat the litter or wood chips at this age. You can get a litter box and put a grass toilet pad in it right now to get him used to the box, and then switch to using litter later when he will not eat it, if you wish to use a litter box long term. Here is an article on how to litter box train him. If you use the grass toilet pad, which I recommend doing, then replace the litter box with the grass pad and follow the rest of the steps, or put the grass pad in an empty litter box to get him used to litter boxes for future use. https://wagwalking.com/training/litter-box-train-a-chihuahua-puppy Here is a link to a real grass pad. Look for real grass. this is one example, but there are other pads with real grass too that can be purchased online: https://www.amazon.com/DoggieLawn-Disposable-Dog-Potty-Grass/dp/B00761ZXQW/ref=pd_sim_199_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00761ZXQW&pd_rd_r=1f926811-cdc5-11e8-b42b-1db580407759&pd_rd_w=KSy9D&pd_rd_wg=qlxmQ&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=18bb0b78-4200-49b9-ac91-f141d61a1780&pf_rd_r=NHWT1C4634ED7E2KV7D7&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=NHWT1C4634ED7E2KV7D7 Best of luck training, Caitlin Crittenden
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