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    Puppy Potty Solutions!

    I'm really digging the products from Puppy Potty Solutions! They offer a super-cool crate that's divided into a "bedroom" and a "bathroom", which is great if you're in the early stages of indoor...
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    Congrats on the new puppy... Frenchie puppies are...

    Congrats on the new puppy... Frenchie puppies are SO cute!! :wub:

    I think you're definitely on the right track... dogs can easily adapt to all kinds of different schedules, but it's tricky when...
  3. Hi, Mike! Glad you tracked the info you...

    Hi, Mike!

    Glad you tracked the info you needed down on the site! I think the nighttime crating and daytime confinement plan is a good one... people are usually pretty happy with the results of...
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    Oops... just saw this update after answering your...

    Oops... just saw this update after answering your other question! In my other response, I went over how to get him to start pushing the heavier flap, so I hope that will help!! :)
  5. Thread: Timid Dog

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    Hope things are improving with your timid pup! ...

    Hope things are improving with your timid pup! Some dogs do take a little longer to be comfortable using the dog door, but there are a few things you can try to speed things along. I usually start...
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    Oh, and I should add that you might try...

    Oh, and I should add that you might try experimenting with feeding times and amounts when you're going to have to leave the pup in his crate... sometimes feeding earlier and/or feeding a smaller part...
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    Sorry to hear little Leo's having issues! :(...

    Sorry to hear little Leo's having issues! :( Anxiety-related potty issues can be a little tricky to work with, but with some patience, you should be able to work the little guy through it. Although...
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    Interesting question! I'm generally not a fan of...

    Interesting question! I'm generally not a fan of using food rewards for potty training... though it sometimes works, it often causes problems with dogs being so anxious to get the treat that they...
  9. Thread: Hi Everyone!

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    Welcome, Lyn! Wow... SEVEN dogs!?! And I...

    Welcome, Lyn! Wow... SEVEN dogs!?! And I thought I had my hands full... that's some menagerie!! Hope you're finding the site helpful for any issues you're having... I see you posted in "Ask the...
  10. Thread: Please help!

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    Oh, boy... sounds like your housebreaking is off...

    Oh, boy... sounds like your housebreaking is off to a rough start! :ohmy: Although all pups pee and poo a lot, it sounds like your puppy might be going with unusual frequency, so I'd say step one is...
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    So glad to hear things are improving... yaaaay!...

    So glad to hear things are improving... yaaaay! :)

    As for the lack of warning when your pup is about to have an accident in the house, that could be a sign of a bladder or urinary tract issue, but...
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    The bathroom should work well for Mr. Houdini as...

    The bathroom should work well for Mr. Houdini as long as it's not too big... you'll know it's too much space for him if he has accidents outside of his potty area! As for the overnight stuff, it's...
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    Ha! You poor thing... living in a world where...

    Ha! You poor thing... living in a world where everyone else's puppies are instantly perfect and housebroken! Don't stress out about everyone's stories of their perfectly housebroken puppies... it's...
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    Sorry to hear you're having issues with your new...

    Sorry to hear you're having issues with your new Havanese! The problems you're having are fairly common... if you haven't already read them, I'd suggest that you check out my articles about dogs who...
  15. Hi, Katy! Sorry to hear you're having issues...

    Hi, Katy!

    Sorry to hear you're having issues with your new dog! Unfortunately, it's pretty common that "housebroken" dogs have accidents in their new homes... it can be adjustment issues or...
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    Oh, boy... sounds like a rough start for your...

    Oh, boy... sounds like a rough start for your crate training! These issues aren't uncommon and you should be able to resolve them with a bit of work and patience.

    First, I'd recommend that you...
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    Okay, glad I asked about the indoor/outdoor! I...

    Okay, glad I asked about the indoor/outdoor! I think that we should make a few changes to the program... since you want the UgoDog to be an emergency option and will mostly be having her potty...
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    Congrats on the new puppy! What made you choose...

    Congrats on the new puppy! What made you choose a Malinois?

    Having one pad trained dog in the house can be tricky... there's no guarantee that the big dog will never go on the pads, especially...
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    So sorry for the delay in responding......

    So sorry for the delay in responding... apparently there have been some issues with the forum and I stopped getting alerts for new posts! Yikes!!

    So, first I'd suggest that you get rid of that...
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    LOVE the name "Camel" for a yellow lab! :) ...

    LOVE the name "Camel" for a yellow lab! :) Sounds like you're doing a great job with him so far. As for whether he can have access to the yard during the day, it really just depends how...
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    I'm so happy to hear Maki's no longer an early...

    I'm so happy to hear Maki's no longer an early riser... great news!! :)

    Keep up the good work!!!
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    Congrats on the new pup! I wouldn't worry too...

    Congrats on the new pup! I wouldn't worry too much about the whining right now... he's probably a bit stressed by the new environment and you may find that the whining settles down once he settles...
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    How's the weather where you are? No, I'm not...

    How's the weather where you are? No, I'm not just making small talk, I'm wondering if Miss Coco has decided it's too darn hot to have that cushy bed in her crate! Dogs will often move bedding aside...
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    Don't panic! This could just be a one-time...

    Don't panic! This could just be a one-time oopsie, so I'd handle it in a pretty relaxed fashion for now. Clean up with odor neutralizer and go back to normal... if this happens repeatedly, that's...
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    Congrats on the new addition... I love...

    Congrats on the new addition... I love Cockapoos!! Sorry to hear you're having some trouble with her housebreaking, but we should be able to get Miss Cookie on the right track.

    I think you should...
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