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Old 06-16-2008, 06:26 PM
 
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So I have a question for all of you Shih Tzu owners. First of all, aren't they fabulous? I just love my little girl!

Anyways.. simply put... she does not like to do her "business" outside and rather prefers the inside. We live in Florida and I know they dislike the heat (I can't blame her) but all it would take is a minute. I sit outside with her, walk her around the neighborhood, ect. I can spend hours a day outside with her and it will still end up inside the house.

Anyone else with a Shih Tzu like this? Any suggestions?

Thanks!
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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So I have a question for all of you Shih Tzu owners. First of all, aren't they fabulous? I just love my little girl!

Anyways.. simply put... she does not like to do her "business" outside and rather prefers the inside. We live in Florida and I know they dislike the heat (I can't blame her) but all it would take is a minute. I sit outside with her, walk her around the neighborhood, ect. I can spend hours a day outside with her and it will still end up inside the house.

Anyone else with a Shih Tzu like this? Any suggestions?

Thanks!
Is she crate trained? How old is she?

I had a Shih Tzu and used puppy training pads indoors for the longest time. It was a tough transition to outside potty duties.

I used a potty training aid for our current dog (in the first few weeks after we got him - Rescue Bichon).

Simple Solution Potty Training Aid at PETCO

I sprayed it on the tree or a neighbor's mailbox post. It works well.
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Old 07-12-2008, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Southport, NC
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I also adore my little Shih-Tzu - absolutely the most gentle, docile loveable dog we've ever had. She is a year old and we haven't had any problems house training her. We crated her as a young pup - truly the best method.
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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I crate trained Oliver, he was going outside to the bathroom at 12 weeks...even the breeder was surprised how fast I trained him....he went from the wee-wee pads in the kitchen, to wee-wee pads by the door, then to the wee-wee pads on the patio to doing his business on the grass...it took patience, but well worth it...I had my hesitation about crate training, but after reading about it and the breeder also recommending it, I went for it...it was the best!! I would find him in his crate even after he had full run of the house after being potty trained. He feels the same way about his car crate/carrier...I will find him sleeping in it, he loves it.
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:49 AM
 
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This has nothing to do with the breed, it has to do with training her.

Look at the third post in this thread: rookie puppy owner

Follow the directions TO THE LETTER and you'll have a trained dog. Since she already urinates outside, this should be simple. Be sure to take her out about 20 minutes after she eats, because that's when the gastrocolic reflex kicks in. And you MUST have her on a leash and you MUST have the treats right there with you.
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:33 AM
 
Location: SC
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My aunt has a seven year old named Buttons that is spoiled rotten. He is the sweetest pooch.

Don't know anything about the training part when it comes to one because my aunt's always goes outside.
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