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I was reading a website about training a dog in general, and saw that some people Littre box train there small breed dogs, and it kinda got me curious ? has anyone every tried this ? I mean im pretty sure they still walk there dogs for exercise and all that, but It was something I was Kinda curious about the whole littre box training so does anyone ever tried this ?
 

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Some people litter train their tiny dogs so they will never go outside (like a cat) which I don't agree with. I met a girl who had a (seriously untrained) chihuahua who never put his feet in grass bc it "was dirty" and you can't have your precious accessories getting dirty.. Ugh..
BUT to litter train a dog to supplement going outside, I don't see a problem with. I would probably use a clicker or praise to train though. Treats might turn him fat or dependent (wherein he will refuse to go pee or poop outside unless he gets a treat which will make him hold it on his walks so he can pee in his box just to get a treat).
And dogs will not cover their litter like cats do either. Mama cat teaches the babies, and if the mama cat doesn't then you cannot teach a cat for its life. My sister's cat was not taught to scratch as a kitten by his mama and he's 5 yrs now. He only scratches it if my sister's bf is home. So dogs will not participate in that kind of behavior.
I'm not sure what kind of litter to use. Some people use cat litter to mask the odor and some use puppy pads. The dust in cat litter might upset a dogs moist nose, but I'm not sure.
It's worth a try ^.^ Couple that with his seperation anxiety training though :)
Keep us updated!
 

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I know a few people who litter trained their dog. It's kind of popular around here since I live in the city, and a lot of people around here don't have yards that they can just let their dogs outside in.

Everyone I know uses it in addition to taking them outside. Basically the dogs are normally taken outside, but if the weather is too bad or something else makes it so you can't take them out as often as they might need than the dog can go inside in a litter box.

We live in an apartment with no yard so I have to take my dog outside on his leash numerous times a day. Not a big deal normally but there have been times during bad storms and such that it was hard walking him outside. I can see how litter box training would come in handy sometimes.

I tried it for awhile when our dog was young. We originally tried training him to use a litter box lined with pee pads and it didn't work out for us. It just confused him and made him think that it was okay to potty in the house. He didn't understand that he was only suppose to go in the box and instead he just went wherever he felt like it inside the house. After that disaster it took us way longer to train him to go outside again because oveously he had gone some time thinking that it was okay to go inside. He wasn't fully potty trained until he was about 8 months old and I believe the main reason is because of our original failed attempts at litter box training him.

So it doesn't work for all dogs. I'm sure it works for some, but it didn't work for mine.

And that is why I am the only crazy person in my neighborhood out walking my dog in hurricanes and blizzards :lol:
 

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I was thinking of trying it not to replace walks but for his sepration anixety thinking maybe he could use that, and also cuz its bloody cold outside with the snow and it seems to bug him
 

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Well for stimulation purposes alone I would not skip walks. I go crazy in the house all day with nothing to do and my nose is like a billion times less sensitive than a dog's!! :D
 

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its common for italian grey hounds as they sort of act like cats, and the cold and heat bother them so much that in many places they can't go outside much of the year, you could look for italian greyhound potty training ideas, but with spezza being a senior i wouldn't think it would work well.
 

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we went n bought him one today he still goes for his walks but he does use his littre box ^_^ this is his littre box we left him out of his cage when we went out and he has no accidents he went on the littrebox :)
the only problem left to fix is the barking hehe
 

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Wow that didn't take long. I wonder if he was litter box or pee pad trained before, for him to take to it so quickly?

I'm glad it's working out for you. There are still times when I really wish it had worked out with our dog.
 

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Looks like a comfy pee pad there. Good luck on your dog's training.
 
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