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Help! Potty Training in China in a City!
  • AnjyilAnjyil
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    You should check out all the other threads on potty training--comes down to essentially the same thing. Watch her :) My dog loves to tear apart and pull at his bed if he isn't tired. I find that if I am with him and constantly redirect him to the proper use, he will lay down and use it properly. I think the same thing applies with a pee-pad. If you see her trying to chew on it, redirect her attention to something else like a toy. If you see her using it properly, reward her heavily with lots of praise and treats. Not sure how old your dog is, but since peeing in the crate is usually how it goes in China--according to you---it will take a while to break that habit.

    If you are familiar with her warning signs to use the potty, you can put the pee pad up in an unaccessible spot (for her) and bring it down when she indicates she needs to go (circling, sniffing, etc).

    Another thing you can try is getting one of those turf pee-pads. They are made of grass or have that texture and are more enticing to dogs, especially Shiba (most shibas I have read about refuse to pee or poop on anything other than high-grade grass --my boy included :)

    Remember, your number one weapon is going to be watching her and heavily rewarding her for what she did right. You might want to get a special treat that she only gets when she potties in the right spot--something she never gets anywhere else.

    As for cleaners-- try something natural, like this:
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