Benji and Lizzie's Mom
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New Jersey
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The Havanese by Diane Klumb, How to Raise a puppy you can live with and Puppies for dummies.
My breeder trains her puppies using doggie door. We installed a doggie door wall unit which connects the inside ex-pen to the outside covered ex-pen which is is located on our deck. Benji and Lizzie both caught on the idea. They both were 13 weeks when we got them and never had any problems. The only draw back of doggie door is if your puppy loves to romp outside, you may not have control over his comings and goings into the yard. You may install addtional ex-pen and limit their area in the back yard.
You can see the picture of the set up we used to have. The white frame in the back is the doggie door. I used to place the piddle pads onto the outside ex-pen which Benji accessed for his business. The indoor expen on the other side of the wall had his crate, water and food bowl. Until he was completely reliable we kept him in the ex-pen. He was house broken by 6 months.
Now we have extended our deck and the entire ex-pen sits on the deck.
Last edited by Poornima; 08-11-2010 at 07:23 AM.