Originally Posted by Chihuahuagrl83
Thank you for all the advice. The only thing is now since we live in New Jersey and the weather is getting warm then it gets cold again, i've been taking him for walks and he doesn't go then but he'll wait until we get back in the house. That annoys me. I tell him when we are out for him to go then but he doesn't. I don't understand what i'm doing so wrong. And now he started to pee on the bed, twice. WHY? I do take him outside and he won't go outside. He did when we first got him and now he doesn't. What can make him go to the bathroom outside? Could it be because there are two other dogs in the house that goes outside? I don't know what i'm doing wrong. I've have tried everything.
i just saw this post!!!
ok first off - the peeing on the bed thing. i went through this! i hated it!
he should not be allowed on the bed. trust me. it WILL NOT go away. ask anyone that knows me that was on here long enough. i will find my old thread and let you read it (please keep in mind i was naive and stubborn!
) it sounds like a dominance/marking issue. you said you have other dogs? then that's probably it. are they all allowed on the bed? if you get a crate for the chi, he should be in it overnight.
his not going to the bathroom outside cause the other dogs do is not it. dogs like to go where others go to mark and cover the scent. he should be learning from them. do they all go out together?
when you want him to go outside to go to the bathroom, you need to take him out, stand in ONE spot (same one each time) and say "go potty". that's it. nothing else. just "go potty." give him 30 min and do not walk him, play with him, talk to him. only "go potty." if he doesn't do it, take him back inside for 10 min, then go back out and do the same thing.
you don't want to walk him first or try to get him to go to the bathroom on the walk because you want for him to have a routine. he should always go in the same spot and on command. a walk should be a reward. if you walk him first, then there is no reason to go.
does this help?
i hope it works for you! keep us updated.