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06-25-2004, 03:07 AM
Hi everyone i am new to this.
I just got a minpin not sure of his age i only know he is under a yr the lady i got him from got it for her son for Xmas didnt work out he was passed in to 2 more homes i am now the 4th.
i guess the reason was they couldnt get him housebroke :(
I have had him 2 days now and boy i tell u he loves to mark his territory he will constantly lift his leg all over every tree in the yard even after he is empty i then bring him in the house and he goes to the couch right away and tries to go there so i keep him on a leash hooked to my belt so i can keep a constant eye on him i donot want to get him nuetered yet he has great bloodlines and might want to stud him someday so for now thats not a option.
I am also crate training him.
2 days have gone bye and he acts like hes been here forever loveable dog except when people come over hes a tough boy he has tons of energy!
anyone have any ideas on house training i would be so grateful.
*sigh* Buying a dog for her son for Christmas is buying on impulse. Don't tell me it was meant to be a surprise. Is he neutered? Most neutered dogs don't mark their territory as much as un-neutered ones.
06-25-2004, 12:16 PM
Hi Chicos mom:
Congrats on your new addition. You might want to try a belly band on him, it won't stop him trying to mark, but it should help keep his 'scent' off of things :) Instead of tying him to you, have you thought about crate training? I know it might sound harsh, but he should learn quickly and become trustworthy. Also, I've heard that the tiny toy dogs are often difficult to house train. One explanation was the size of their bladders, but your boy is just marking.
You might want to reconsider using him to stud. If his bloodlines are so great, why is he in his fourth home? I don't mean that in a mean or hateful way, but think about it. When breeding, it isn't just bloodlines, your dog needs to be a champion himself, will you be showing him? Having him neutered will in all probability correct the marking.
Breeding animals is a very serious undertaking and requires great responsibility. It is also expensive, testing for genetic problems, vet care for the animals and so on.
Good luck with his house training. He sounds like quite a little charmer.
06-25-2004, 04:40 PM
Hello Chicosmom and welcome! I have a MinPin and she is litter trained. We tried training her when she was a puppy but because of our cold winters here she couldn't tolerate being outside for long. Anyway, we were using the puppy training pads for a while then we switched to using plain newspaper inside a cat litterbox. She goes to the litterbox whenever she needs and we've not had any problems with her. Glad to meet another MinPin owner here. It hink there are 2 others on board but I'm not sure.
As far as housetraining your MinPin, I agree with dog_ma. We got a dog from a rescue group a few yrs ago and he was already about 1-yr old then. I'm not really sure if he was ever housetrained by his previous owner or not but as soon as he settled in here he started marking his territory (the rescue group had him neutered before allowing him to be adopted). We've tried to anticipate when he needs to go to the bathroom and would take extra time letting him out but as soon as he comes in he would lift his leg on anything. Anyway, I went on Ebay and found the doggy belly-bands and they have worked really well. I bought 3 for $10. Well, good luck with your MinPin and hope you enjoy him as much as we enjoy ours. They are extremely intellingent and are always so sweet and willing to please.
06-28-2004, 12:07 AM
let her outside and when she goes tell her good dog. then when she does it in the house rub her nose in it and tell her bad dog. then 0put her outside for a while. sorry but it will take time
06-30-2004, 03:44 AM
I am also crate traing him also i havenot had a problem with him peeing in the house yet probably because i dont want any mistakesi keep him next to me on his leash;
i take him off of it only when he can get my complete attention so usually around 8 pm we play ball in the living room.when i know he doesnt have nothing left to pee lol
As far as his bloodlines they are good and he is very smart i think the problem was nobody took the time to train him.
I know alot of people that buy good dogs but everydog needs to be taught;
I dont know if i will even stud him out i was just saying right now thats not an option.
He is my little baby although he thinks he is a Dobermen lol I am so glad i took him.
09-12-2005, 12:58 PM
Hi, I understand your frustration. Both my male minpins are altered and one, Little Nickie, still loves to mark everything. And yes if I am not quick to get to him he will mark the kitchen trash can, the baby's toys, anything. I had a min pin stolen from my back yard so my two minpins now live in my bedroom and I let them out once in the morning and once I get home from work. They race through the hall way to get to the back room and race out the doggie door which I have for a very well housebroken mutt (Roscoe). In my bedroom the minpins are paper trained. Unfortunately they are very very hard to housebreak because they have short attention spans. I finally gave up and got them paper trained. I tried the doggie litter and pan but Nickie kept eating it. They do very well on the paper. It is a job picking it up and stuff but I would rather deal with that than the loss of another beloved pet. Getting him neutered helps. Draco the other male I have never lifts his leg. Of course he had Leggs Pirthe disease and lacks a hip joint on one side so lifting one leg is difficult for him but before his surgery even I don't remember him marking his territory as often as Nickie. They can be very rambuncious with visitors. My dogs hate deep male voices and will bark until I go tell them to stop.
Good Luck, Minpinmama02