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    8 weeks old dog problems

    hey guys, my dogo argentino is already pissing me off

    shitting and peeing all over the house even i take him out regularly , even i bought that special potty mats placed near the door that smell like pee ? ....
    chewing all my shoes, licking the wall-plugs - this is ****in insane
    it wont stop whining for hours , its sounds like a injured bird or something
    not to mention its becoming more aggresive and it bites with aggression

    how can i make him stop doing any of this shit?? especially the whining and shitting and peeing all over the house? these are priorities
    thanks
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    Re: 8 weeks old dog problems

    Do everything mentioned here: http://www.dogstardaily.com/training...ining-textbook
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    how can i make him stop doing any of this shit?? especially the whining and shitting and peeing all over the house? these are priorities
    thanks
    Teach him not to. He's an infant, he doesn't come pre-programmed.
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    Re: 8 weeks old dog problems

    Did you expect an 8 week old puppy to be a fully trained adult dog or something??

    The dog is going to have accidents for a good, long while... like it could be a year.

    Anyway...

    Get a good anti-microbial cleaner to clean up after the pup. Make sure to get all spots where the pup has gone. Otherwise, the scents in the house ENCOURAGE him to eliminate in the house.

    Take the pup out every 30 minutes for a potty break. Crate it when you can't be 100% attentive.

    Praise the pup profusely for pottying outside. Give the pup a very special treat (like chicken) when it potties outside.

    DO NOT yell at or discipline the pup for pottying inside.

    When the puppy bites you, "yelp" in a high-pitched yelping noise. Then stomp away, ignoring the pup for 10 seconds before returning to play. If this isn't working, stomp OUT of the room and slam the door behind you. Turn around 10 seconds later and come back and play again - this lets the pup know the biting wasn't right, but he is forgiven and still loved.
    Do NOT curl the lip or do anything to physically inflict pain on the dog for biting or anything.

    Ignore whining. Completely. Leave the room. Cover crate with a blanket. Ignore it.
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    Re: 8 weeks old dog problems

    Quote Originally Posted by 9x19 View Post
    hey guys, my dogo argentino is already pissing me off

    shitting and peeing all over the house even i take him out regularly , even i bought that special potty mats placed near the door that smell like pee ? ....
    chewing all my shoes, licking the wall-plugs - this is ****in insane
    it wont stop whining for hours , its sounds like a injured bird or something
    not to mention its becoming more aggresive and it bites with aggression

    how can i make him stop doing any of this shit?? especially the whining and shitting and peeing all over the house? these are priorities
    thanks
    Raising young puppies requires great patience, sounds as if you're a little short in that department.



    Sorry, I hate to pick on your post but ... you should probably refrain from calling your dog "it". He is not a pencil, or bicycle, or other inanimate object -- he is a living breathing being, and refering to him by his name or he / him will go a great distance towards showing respect on your part. And my bet is that by doing this you'll also get his respect in return.
    Also, you really cannot "make" your dog do anything, well ... at least not IMHO anyways.

    Again ... sorry to dwell on semantics but this kinda stuff gets to me. The mild profanity is one thing but more importantly, hearing language such as "it" and "make" is like having a 6" nail driven slowly through my forehead. Ouch. It hurts.

    Accept your puppy for what HE is -- a puppy. Enjoy HIM.



    Please give these ^^^ thoughts some consideration ...
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    Re: 8 weeks old dog problems

    I see where are u goin
    Do you have any friends who have dogos? Im pretty sure you dont
    These are dominant dogs and they need a ''strong hand'' and a firm owner !
    Thats what im trying to do. I dont want to spoil it because it will become too dangerous. Do you understand that mate ?
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    Re: 8 weeks old dog problems

    Gee, one would think you'd have wanted to be up to speed on the Day #1 Stuff before you jumped into owning such a hard and dangerous dog. This is a disaster looking for a time and place to happen.

    Unless this is a less than normally deft attempt at trolling. In which case...carry on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9x19 View Post
    I see where are u goin
    Do you have any friends who have dogos? Im pretty sure you dont
    These are dominant dogs and they need a ''strong hand'' and a firm owner !
    Thats what im trying to do. I dont want to spoil it because it will become too dangerous. Do you understand that mate ?
    Well, as someone who knows someone with Dogos, they need a CONSISTANT owner, and a lot of patience. They also need a lot of socialisation to everything and anyone, to avoid developing DA/HA.

    Notwithstanding the breed, this is an 8 week old puppy. It is an INFANT, and as such needs to be taught basic things like potty training and bite inhibition, just as much as if it was a 2 lbs lap dog. An 8 week old puppy does not have bladder control and cannot register that it has to pee or poo: it simply happens. Because of that, you have to prevent accidents by always supervising your puppy, taking him out regularly and rewarding wanted behaviour (in this case, peeing outside). I would also recommend not using any pee pads, as this will intice him to pee inside, and you do not want a full-grown Dogo who is used to that. Watch him constatnly, crate him if you can't watch him like a hawk, take him out every 30 min (specially after eating or sleeping), reward for pee/poop outside, and be patient with him. He will not control his bladder and sphincter for a few months still.

    As for the chewing, don't leave anything within your puppy's reach unless you are prepared to lose it! Since you will be watching him carefully while potty training, you will see when he goes towards a shoes or something else you want to keep in good shape; whenever he does, distract him (uh-uh works for me) and take him to something appropriate (chew toy, for example).

    Your puppy is whining: he has just been taken away from his mom and littermates, so he misses them and is adapting to a new life. Again, this is an INFANT! He needs to feel more secure in his environment, which will happen over time with a steady routine and patience on your part. Is your dog bored? What are you doing with him, on a day to day basis?

    With a powerful breed such as a Dogo, you need to instill a relationship based on trust, not dominance. Please read these stickies:
    http://www.dogforums.com/dog-trainin...e-objects.html (Desensitizing A Dog To Inanimate Objects Or Noises)

    http://www.dogforums.com/first-time-...tops-here.html
    http://www.dogforums.com/first-time-...ining-how.html (Housetraining How To.....)

    Be patient. Puppies are a lot of work and can be very frustrating. For the moment, focus on potty training and bite inhibition, and when your dog has received all his basic vaccinations, start on socialising him as much as possible. Get him used to all types of people, places and other dogs to build his confidence and tolerance. At the same time, work on basic training using a constant method, and avoid punishment as much as possible: train the dog on what to DO, not what not to do. With time, consistency and patience, you will have the dog you wanted.
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    Re: 8 weeks old dog problems

    Quote Originally Posted by 9x19 View Post
    I dont want to spoil it because it will become too dangerous. Do you understand that mate ?
    No.

    Not in the least.

    *shakes head in complete disbelief*


    I think MM is right on the money.

    Any further comment / recommendations would be an utter waste of time & energy.
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    Re: 8 weeks old dog problems

    I would have thought a strong hand and a firm owner would include training and knowing what to expect from an 8 week old puppy before he comes home. Silly me. :/
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    No.

    Not in the least.

    *shakes head in complete disbelief*


    I think MM is right on the money. Trolling at it's finest, obviously.

    Any further comment / recommendations would be an utter waste of time & energy.
    I hope you're right and this IS indeed a troll, because if it's real, then I shudder to think of the future of this poor dog.
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    Re: 8 weeks old dog problems

    (((waves to Jenn)))

    Nice to see you here ..
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    Sounds to me like this is more of your problem and less of the puppy's.

    He will have accidents. He is a baby. He doesn't have control of his system yet. You need to have him tethered to you at all times. Watch him. Take him out every 30 minutes (as was suggested) and always take him out immediately upon his waking, after playing and after eating. When he potties outside, have a puppy potty party like it was the most amazing thing ever.

    In terms of the crate. He is 8 weeks old, away from his littermates and probably scared. It will take some time. Gracie whined for a long time in her crate as a puppy. Eventually, we moved the crate far away from us at night and let her have at it. She eventually calmed down at night and slept.

    In terms of chewing, if you had known you were getting a puppy, you should have puppy proofed your house before hand. Since you didn't, you need to, now. We got Gracie when she was 16 weeks old and, fortunately, when she was a puppy the only things she destroyed were a phone antenna and a hat. Both of which were my fault because they were not put away. Get him puppy chew toys, if he gets something he shouldn't, trade him the object for his toy.

    Yes, he will be a big dog. But now, he is a puppy. Please do not use dominance training with him. It could backfire. Instead, start Nothing in Life is Free (NILIF) and consistant training.

    In terms of him biting with aggression, although I don't own a Dogo, I doubt that an 8 week old pup is biting with aggression. He is probably playing, but, as was suggested, you need to stop that now. Not with punishment, but wih the technique that was already mentioned. Also, if he bites in play, you can yipe, stand up and turn your back on him. He will learn that biting=all fun stops.

    Please remember that you got a puppy. He will drive you crazy, but there will be a time you miss your puppy. Trust me. My oldest dog is 11 now and I would give anything to have him as a puppy again.
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    Hi to you too
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    (((waves to Jenn)))

    Nice to see you here ..
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    Return the dog to it's breeder, and go buy a stuffed dog toy. You have no need of a dog that you refuse to train and you're setting it up for failure just by your attitude.
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    "A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control" Proverbs 29:11
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