Join Date: May 2016
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Put all meals and potty time on a schedule if possible. First thing in the AM, have the leash in hand, be ready to walk out the door and then say 'Let's go potty OUTSIDE" in a happy voice. Once outside stay confined to a designated potty area. You dictate the area. Give a small treat the SECOND she pees and really PRAISE her, then go inside immediately. After that, confine her to small ex-pen near you (3x3) until the next meal or potty time (we do both during the same time period). Repeat the same words and actions as you did in the AM. Emphasize the words potty, pee, and OUTSIDE.
When you go for a walk, make it a walk and not a "marking session" where she pees every two minutes for a few seconds.
We take Tux out and feed on a fairly regular 4x a day schedule. 7 AM, 11 AM, 4:30 PM, 8:30 PM. We walk outside the door to his spot, he pees, we go back inside (all within two or three minutes). He poops once a day usually in the AM. After he pees, I ask, "Do you have more to do?" He either starts sniffing around or he heads back inside. He is like clockwork. Walks do not exist for the purpose of leaving a pee trail. He is completely dependable because we regimented the process using the same actions, at the same times, with the same words.
When he first peed inside the house, (because I forgot to take him out) I said, "Oh no, you have to potty OUTSIDE" (not scolding though), and I would pick him up and dash outside. Always PRAISE, Always PRAISE, until she gets it. Tux caught on fairly quickly. At her age, if she needs to pee more often than every four hours or so, then you might have her checked for a urinary tract infection.