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Offline babyborder

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New To This... HELP!
« on: March 25, 2007, 05:33:29 am »
I just got a border collie puppy! (Seamus) It is all very exciting, and he has a wonderful temperment, but my only problem is with house training him! Of course a puppy is going to have accidents in the house, but i take him out and i wait... and wait and wait. Seamus gets... well, distracted. He must be thinking, "GASP* a car!!!!, wow, look at those geese, OH MY GOSH A PINE CONE!!!" I wait out with him until i decide he def. isn't going to go. I take him back inside, unhook his leash and he RUNS right down the hall and lets it all go! Please! someone give me some tips on how to train him right!!!!

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Re: New To This... HELP!
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2007, 06:30:32 am »
First of all, congrats on the new puppy and welcome to BPO! :)

As far as the potty training goes, I agree with Julie that a potty command will help, and so will selecting a certain area of the yard. I also recommend you consider getting a crate if you don't already have one - thery are vital in housetraining. If you don't want to get a crate I recommend at least keeping him on a house lead (basically a leash that keeps him near you)
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Re: New To This... HELP!
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2007, 10:11:52 am »
welcome to the board.
your pup sounds adorable, the pacing is a good idea for going potty, i agree.
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