*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.
"TIPS & WARNINGS"
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.
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.
A TALE FOR A BREEDER
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
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
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
We pay with our hearts.
Death Is Nothing At
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
Put no difference in your tone, wear no false air of solemnity or
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