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Joined: 12/31/1969
User offline. Last seen 42 years 37 weeks ago.

I have a 3 1/2 month Yorkshire terrier Male... we got him when he was 8 wks and he was 85% potty trained outside and on the potty pad... then we had him "fixed" last friday and he has peed on our bed and sometimes in front of us (especially if he wants to follow us outside and he has to stay in - while we empty the car or something)I think he gets mad... he will be head on butt off and miss the pad completely... we tried to go back to the kennel method... but he peed twice in there during the night and we are afraid that he has started not to care about that... today we tried to put him in the bathroom with newspapers and the potty pad and of course he was cryin but while we were gone he tore up the papers and had his water all over... I don't know how to reprimand him... do I stress the NO NO!!! I really need help with this... he is a VERY smart dog...

Joined: 12/31/1969
User offline. Last seen 42 years 37 weeks ago.

If you put your dog in a crate to use the bathroom that teaches them to go where they live instead take your dog outside to potty every hour or so but if they are going to the bathroom in front of you scold them and put them right outside because they want to please you they wont want you to scold or yell at them so they learn very fast where to go.(this is not 100% garenteed to work but it worked for my dog)

Joined: 12/31/1969
User offline. Last seen 42 years 37 weeks ago.

How large is your crate? If the crate is big enough that your dog can move away from the urine, he may continue to use the crate as a potty. A crate should large enough for your pet to stand up, turn around, and lie down.
Also, you may want to increase the number of times your take your puppy outside. Hope this helps.