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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Papillon Dog Potty Training

So, here it is: House Training.
The number one problem why a new Papillon owner would get frustrated.
All Toy dogs are somewhat hard to house train; Papillons are no different than all the other small dogs.
While some Papillons learn the concept of  doing their thing outside quickly, others can be more difficult in this matter.
So, here we have first to understand the "why", and look and think from such a small dogs perspective.
First, the genes of a small dogs are most likely different, their instinct to go outside is much lesser than from a big dog. 500 years plus, they have gotten away to piddle in the corners, and do their mini poops in another corner, and people had "put up" with it, and lived with it. If it would have been a Bull mastiff, or a Great Dane, the owners of the castles, and residences would have given up the dog, there would have been no breeding of these dogs. People bred only dogs who understood that concept very quickly.
Little dogs accidents where so much easier to live with, so small dogs where reproduced for generations with their little accidents, hence, today, small dogs do not have that instinct much in mind, as their big relatives have.
Second, we have to look at the much smaller system a Papillons has, along with all the other Toys .Papillon puppies can take quite some time before their system mature. You can still see a 6-8 months old young Papillon having to urinate and defecate right after sleep, meals and exercise. Just like a 6 week old puppy.
Third are the dimensions. From those little dogs eye level,  any room, small for us, is rather large.
When Papi goes all the way in one corner of that room, he may be even proud of the fact, that he went so far away to his thing!!

In the next post I will give you some advise in the actual potty training.

1 comment:

  1. Great!!!! We all need some advise :) we all struggle with house potting issues.

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