To hold a living creature, to see its loveliness and to breathe in that sweet puppy breath, to feel its heart beat in your hands, to know its trust in you, is to understand the special bond between a puppy and its breeder.

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*1) Put your dog on a regular feeding schedule. The more regular your dog's eating schedule, the more regular his bowel movements will be.

*2) Take your dog outside frequently, especially right after he eats. Once your dog successfully goes to the bathroom outdoors, praise him and feed him treats. If you give your min pin a positive motivation for urinating outdoors, he will learn faster.

*3) Watch your dog carefully for signs he needs to go outside. Circling, crouching and whining can all mean he needs a bathroom break. If he makes these signs, quickly take him outdoors. Give him a reward when he finishes his business.

*4) Remain calm if your dog has an accident inside, neither rewarding nor punishing his behavior. Your dog is not a human and does not understand that what he did was wrong. Punishment will only confuse him and encourage him to pee when you aren't looking. Clean up the mess thoroughly, removing any smell that might tempt your min pin to pee indoors again.

*5) Repeat this process consistently until your dog is fully potty trained. If you have no progress after a few weeks, request support from a professional trainer or the breeder you adopted your min pin from.


If your dog is resistant to going outdoors, train them with a pee pad. Give them rewards for peeing on the pad and gradually move the pad toward the door. Once your dog is comfortable peeing by the door, move the pad outside. Eventually, you can remove the pad entirely and your dog will be urinating outdoors without a fuss.

Until your min pin is fully potty trained, keep him in a small area where you can easily watch for signs of discomfort.

Dogs that have been abused may engage in "submissive peeing." This is essentially peeing out of fear in an attempt to appease his owners. To discourage submissive peeing, build your min pin's confidence by consistently rewarding good behaviors, being very gentle and never losing your temper.

If you fail to clean up your min pin's waste outdoors, you may be subject to neighborhood or city fines.

If your min pin suddenly begins peeing indoors after being potty trained, he may be suffering from a physical illness. See your vet to rule out possible problems.



I love my little puppy, he makes my house a home, he always is my best friend, I never feel alone. He makes me smile, he makes me laugh, he fills my heart with love. Did some breeder breed him? Was he sent from  heaven above?

I've never been a breeder, or seen life through their eyes. I hold my little puppy, just sit and criticize. I've never know their anguish, I've never felt their pain, the caring of their charges, through snow or wind or rain. I've never waited all night long for puppies to be born, the stress and trepidation when they're still not there by dawn...

I've never felt the heartache of a little life in my hands, a darling little puppy who weighs just a few grams!! Should you do this instead of that? Or just pray to God? Alone you fight, and hope one day he'll grow into a dog, bring joy to another being and make a house a home. You know it's all just up to you, you fight this fight alone.

Formula, bottles, heating pads, you've got to get this right. Two hourly feeds for this little mite throughout the day and night. In your heart you know it, you'll surely lose the fight to save this little baby, but God willing, you just might save the little mite....

Day one he's in there fighting. You say a silent prayer. Day two and three he's doing well, with lots of loving care. Day four and five - he's still alive your hopes soar to the heavens! Day six he slips away again, dies in your hands day seven.

You take this little angel and bury him alone, with aching heart and burning tears, (and an exhausted groan). You ask yourself, Why do this? Why suffer all the pain? But seeing the joy that puppies bring - it really self explains! So, when you think of breeders and label them with 'greed'. Think what they sometimes endure to fill another's need.

And when you buy a puppy, with dollars and cents you part. You only pay with money ...

We pay with our hearts.

Death Is Nothing At All

I have only slipped away into the next room. I am I, and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we still are.

Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way you used to. Put no difference in your tone, wear no false air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Let my name be ever the household name it ever was, let it be spoken without effect,
without the trace of a shadow on it.

Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was: there is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?

I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.

"All is well."
Henry Scott Holland

Where to Bury A Dog

If you bury him in this spot, he will come to you when you call. Come to you over the grim, dim frontiers of death, and down the well remembered path to  your side again. And though you call a dozen living dogs to heel, they shall not growl at him, nor resent his coming, for he belongs there. People may scoff at you, who see no lightest blade of grass bent by his footfall, who hear no whimper, people who may never really have had a dog. Smile at them for you shall know something that is hidden from them and which is well worth the knowing. The one best place then to bury a dog, is in the HEART of his master.  ~author unknown~

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