Potty training new puppy
Hello everyone. I have been a member of garden web for 10 yrs but I don't post very often....just lurk when I have time. Anyway my posting today is to request some help potty training our new puppy. We have trained dogs in the past....a lhasa apso and also my golden girl Jenna who BTW will be 5 next week and have not had any problems with either of those dogs. Jenna was trained within days of getting her at 7 weeks and Misha took me a little longer because she would pee when she got excited.
Now this new little one is a yorkie mixed in with a 1/4 poodle...cute as a button and we know that she is smart but we can't seem to get her trained. She will use the puppy pads that we keep out but not always and she is not asking to go out either.
One of the problems is that she is still too little to manage the stairs....she is 10 wks old now and weighs about 2 lbs...so getting to the patio door to ask to go outside is a problem. We keep her contained in the kitchen which has tile flooring for easier clean up. We keep the potty pads clean and away from her food and water. We are not having any problems with the older dog and the pup because Jenna thinks that Mollie (yorkie) is her baby and Mollie thinks that Jenna is Mommy....so we are not having an issue with dogs not liking each other....Mollie sleeps on Jenna.
Mollie is my 12 yr olds pup and she has been taking great care of her and making certain that she always has food and water, bathing her, brushing and she sleeps with her...they are well loved.
She gets plenty of exercise in the back yard and we try to enforce that outside is for potty but sometimes she will go outside and then go again inside right afterwards. And she is doing both business on the tile floor.
We are also using a crate....any and all suggestions are very much welcomed.