Hiya, I'm new to the forums. My partner and I bought our first rottie a week ago. She's 16 weeks old tomorrow. We are having trouble house training her. We've tried putting her in her crate as that worked when we trained our staff, now 16 months old. The problem is she is still messing in there and covering her bed. It doesn't seem to matter what we do or where we place her, she's still messing wherever she wants. Does anyone have any advice they could give please? Thank you in advance x
I think you need t be taking her outside very frequently and praising her when she performs in the right place. Dogs are different and some take a lot longer to get it, but if you put in the effort you will get there in the end. I am wondering if the cage may be too big, but other people here have more experience than I do so see what they have to say. Good luck.
Ok, thank you. During the day she's pretty good and does outside and gets her rewards for doing so. It's mainly overnight and if we have to pop out. I'll try separating her crate down so that she has a smaller area.
Thank you again for you're advice
I think the smaller crate area may help, and the obvious making sure she goes out last thing, watch and make sure that she does what she needs to before bringing her back in and settling her down in the crate.