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My 4 month COCO SEAMS TO BE GETTING WORSE THAN BETTER ACTING UP SHE WASN'T ABLE TO GO OUT YET SO I USED WEE PADS SHE PLAYED WITH THEM AND I CHANGE TO UGODOG SO SHE COULDN'T GET TO PLAY with the pad
So now she takes the 2 grids off the ugodog
I have been giving her time out or tring leaching her but nothing seem to work
Please help
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My 4 month COCO SEAMS TO BE GETTING WORSE THAN BETTER ACTING UP SHE WASN'T ABLE TO GO OUT YET SO I USED WEE PADS SHE PLAYED WITH THEM AND I CHANGE TO UGODOG SO SHE COULDN'T GET TO PLAY with the pad
So now she takes the 2 grids off the ugodog
I have been giving her time out or tring leaching her but nothing seem to work
Please help
Giving her a time out will do nothing for this behavior. This is a management issue. She is a young puppy with a lot of energy, and is not "acting up", but doing what puppies do... playfully exploring her environment. That means chewing on things, pulling them apart if possible, etc.

YOUR challenge is to find a way to outsmart her, not punish her for normal puppy behavior. It may be that you need a heavier/ heavier-duty solution than a Ugo-dog. You might want to look at the Rascal Dog potty box. It's more expensive, but a lot heavier and sturdier. (there are other possibilities as well, I just know this one personally)

Otherwise, you may have to work on potty training more with confinement (crating) and limiting her to supervised access to the Ugo-dog (or other indoor potty option) or take her outside to potty. That way you can prevent unwanted behavior and reward wanted behavior... MUCH more effective than punishing behavior you don't want.


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I would take Karen's advice-Kodi is my dog hero and a perfect little well behaved gentleman. No getting around having to supervise them all of the time when they're little. It's exhausting but it goes by fairly quickly. Mine have used the UGOdog since I brought them home (if they need to go and no one's here). Just keep close watch and when she uses the potty properly act like it the most wonderful thing ever. If she still doesn't take to it, like Karen suggested, maybe move on to something else that may suit her better.

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little dogs are still dogs and some prefer to do their elimination outside. Maybe you will have to give up the idea of indoor training them and train them outside. The crate/x-pen is a great idea. Keep them somewhat restrained when they can't be supervised, then put them where you want them to go when you know they have to go, lots of praise.

As they enter their adolescence it only gets worse. You think human teenagers are bad; wait to you meet a havanese teenager! A short brisk walk or outside play session to use up some of that excess puppy energy is also good. they really can get into everything at that age!


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Henry never got used to the ugodog so I just use the plain pads alone.
This breed can take some time to train.
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As they enter their adolescence it only gets worse. You think human teenagers are bad; wait to you meet a havanese teenager! A short brisk walk or outside play session to use up some of that excess puppy energy is also good. they really can get into everything at that age!
The good thing about dog adolescence is it doesn't last NEARLY as long as human adolescence does!!!


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