Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Southwest Washington
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Welcome Twatson and Maxwell!! Ah, trying to remember back that far, but I THINK that is about the age Augie did that and I had my mini meltdown (what was I thinking to get a puppy, I don't know how to do this, blah, blah, blah). He came to us trained fairly well to newspapers, when he was locked in the kitchen. So, after he would go on his paper, we would let him out in the family room with us, and, in those early days, sometimes he would then go again fairly soon on the carpeting. I would immediately scoop him up and haul him in to his paper, say go potty, and put the gate back up. He got the idea pretty quickly that to get out on the carpet, he had to go potty on the paper. We then transitioned to the UgoDog system. We didn't try to do the outside thing for several months, mainly because our yard is NOT fenced and other animals go through there and he had not had all his shots. Then it just became so easy to let him run to his UgoDog when he had to go. After those first couple of weeks, I was amazed at how easily it went. He did have one incident when I though he had been trained for a couple of months where he sat on the rug in front of the sliding glass door and let loose with a BIG one, soaking through the rug and into the carpeting. But that was the last time, and was probably when he was around 6 months or so. He just turned two last week.
Linda, Augie & Finn's Mom