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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 11-02-2007, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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I thought I'd share a pic of Tori's sleeping area. I know that many new puppy owners crate at night then deal w/a lack of sleep due to the several potty times throughout the night. Well, I do not do well w/out my so, here's how I solved that issue for us. She has done extremely well with it. The 1st (and only) night when she whined, I just said, "shhhhh.....night-night" each time and she quickly settled down once she realized I was right there next to her. It is wonderful to not have to worry about her needing to get out to potty during the night.

Just wanted you to see what's worked very well for us. Maybe it can help other new puppy owners, as well.

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are you telling me, that she'd get out of her crate, go to the pee pad and back to the crate without waking you up?

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Absolutely! Every night

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I also have to tell you that Jan did such a great job training her that she was at least 90% trained to the pads when she came at 10 wks. old. Pretty amazing, huh!?

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Wow! Thanks for that picture&advice, I might try that right away too!!! I hate to be disturbed in my sleep, must be a Scorpio-thing, hehe.
Yes, that truly is amazing! Great job Jan!

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Great setup! I'll keep that in mind for whenever I get number 3! Is it difficult to train them to outside once they've been pee pad trained?

Here'e what we did for each of our puppies. Each one came to us doggie door ready.... It worked really well for the girls but wouldn't work at all if I ever got another puppy. The puppy in the photo is McKenna way back in 2004.

We used a TV tray table to block one side so she couldn't squish through and nailed the other side of the cutout (for the doggie door) to the wall.

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Susan, I had no problems with Kubrick going from pee pads to outside. However, I do use both pee pads and outside since I don't have a yard. Kubrick has to both pee and poop when we go outside, and he does them both every time. I do think he prefers to go out too, but if he has to, he will go on the pads.


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Hey Leslie,

I'm new to the Havanese Forum. We are expecting a Christmas delivery. I've been preparing the family for our pup....my 5y.o. is sooooo excited. The breeder suggested the type of sleep area you have set up. The other option was to take an old Playpen and set it up just like you have but without the crate. Just wanted some feedback from others regarding how its been working.
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What type of schedules did anyone set to get pup trained to go outside? Do you ever get to the point of not needing the pads?
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Leslie,
Great setup! I'll keep that in mind for whenever I get number 3! Is it difficult to train them to outside once they've been pee pad trained?

Here'e what we did for each of our puppies. Each one came to us doggie door ready.... It worked really well for the girls but wouldn't work at all if I ever got another puppy. The puppy in the photo is McKenna way back in 2004.

We used a TV tray table to block one side so she couldn't squish through and nailed the other side of the cutout (for the doggie door) to the wall.

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Susan~ Great set up. I kinda wish DH would allow a doggie door, but I'm not so sure I'd like her using it anyway, though. Having her outside alone is a bit scary for me. We have hawks, possums, racoons, etc. and I'd hate to think what may happen if I wasn't w/her. Yikes!

As for potting outside she does both; pads and outside, and doesn't seem to have a preference for either. During the day when I have the time, I take her outside to potty every couple of hours. She will go every time. When she needs to go in between times, she just heads to a pad. She is so well trained that she pretty much has the "run of the house" anytime we're home.

I've attached a pic of the area she stays in when we have to leave her. Notice the pad there is in a holder. Shadow used to shred her pads whenever we were gone. So, I learned that lesson and have never given Tori the chance.
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