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Journal Entry: Sat Jun 25, 2011, 12:14 PM



Housebreaking my chihuahua is harder than I thought it would be.

I had heard/read horror stories about them being 'uncrate-able' because they suffer from such extreme separation anxiety. It's true. My Chi, Halo, screams like she is being stabbed every time we put her in her create.

This makes for a long night.

We end up putting her in bed with us - which is absolutely the WRONG thing to do - just to get her and us a little sleep.

This solves nothing tho. She sneaks down to the bottom of the bed and pees while we are all a-snooze. I was jolted out of a lovely dream by accidentally putting my foot in a COLD puddle of pee. I don't suppose it would have been any better if it was warm. It was pee after all.

But LOOK at her
Halo in the tall grass by Bloodredsangre

She is SO worth it...

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Laschae Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My sister had the same issue with her small dogs. I don't know that any of them are really potty trained. They had a teacup chihuahua that was ill and would have accidents so all the others would pee and poo to have the dominate scent or some sort of doggy psychology lol. Hopefully you can get her sorted out she is just adorable!
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Bloodredsangre Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Things look brighter today. She slept in her crate all night with just a few fussy bits. We calmed her down but we didn't let her get in bed with us. There are going to be some long nights, ahead, though. My other two dogs are fairly well trained and we hoped she'd follow along. No such luck. I worry they will back track like your sister's dogs and start marking for dominance. Oh dogs! Don'tcha love them!
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Laschae Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I hope she gets with it I know how much fun it is to deal with dogs that won't potty train!
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RavenMoonDesigns Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I sympathize. I have a Papillion and I had the same problems with housebreaking him. We tried crating him, but had the same issues...he'd scream and cry all night long. I guess this breed also has severe separation anxiety. He was actually supposed to be more my sons' dog than mine, but they couldn't handle him being in the crate...he was just so loud. So I moved him to my room...in the crate. After about an hour he'd calm down and sleep, but any little noise would wake him up and he'd be at it again. Finally, I gave up and let him sleep on the bed. Thankfully, he never peed on the bed. But there were so many times I found potty spots on the floors. And it was especially bad when it rained. When I thought I was finally making progress, it would rain. And he wouldn't go potty if the ground was wet. I won't lie, those couple months of training were sooo difficult. But I kept with it, feeding him treats every time he went potty outside. And now, he's completely house-trained. It will happen...with some dogs it just takes more time. Just try to be patient...I know, sounds so much easier than it is. Good luck! :)
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Bloodredsangre Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
How funny - it's really the same thing here. We got Halo for our son because his black lab had passed away. She was too loud in her crate and cried constantly, just screaming, so we moved it into our room with our two dogs crates'. That wasn't enough, though, and she wormed her way on the bed.

I just got back from the pet store after reading a box training suggestion for smaller breeds. She has been enjoying munching on the dog litter so I am glad she is enjoying herself.

Little dogs are tricky. They sneak behind the couch and pee or poo when you can't see them. Rascals!
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RavenMoonDesigns Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, little dogs are tricky. Our Merlyn used to sneak into the kitchen and go poo. We have two other big dogs and never had the problems I had with the little one...lol
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Ravenwolf89 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww... My sister has major problems with her chorkie... she has the same seperation anxiety problems and up until a few months ago she was still going on puppy pads constantly and STILL needs them from time to time. I've heard a lot of stories about how they are the worst breeds to potty train. The only thing I can suggest is try slowly leaving her alone from time to time with a treat or toy to distract her. DO NOT go back into the room with her crate UNTIL she quiets down completely for at least one minute... then go back in and say "good girl" as soon as she starts yelping or getting in your face or whatever leave again. Wait until she quiets down.... then come back. If you show her that you will always come back she should start to be okay with it. I would also suggest getting online and looking up videos or whatever for the show "It's me or the Dog" because that woman knows a thing or two about house breaking your dog ^^
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Bloodredsangre Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I had a black lab who hated being crated, too. He was devastated when we put him in there and we got him housebroken in a weekend. ANYTHING to avoid the crate. He passed away earlier this year, that is why we have the puppy now.

BTW my sister is a HUGE It's me or the dog, fan. I usually use all of those tricks, too. I have a Pekingese and a Pomeranian that both took to their crates right away. They even still sleep in them! We are going to have to get tough with little Halo, I think, I suspect she is going to fight it the whole way.
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Ravenwolf89 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My sister's chorkie HATES her crate. I think it's just Chihuahua's in general... they have a big problem with them :/
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