Our 13-week-old shih tzu is still not potty trained. How do we get him to tell us when he needs to go out?
From the Editors of The Dog Daily
Dogs often want to relieve themselves after waking up, eating, drinking, playing and doing other activities. The urge could occur every few hours, since your pet is still a young pup. Generally, a dog will sniff the ground and/or start to move around in a circle beforehand. When you see this or cue into other similar signals, place some newspaper in the designated space for your dog to use. If the designated spot is outside, take your dog to that area when your pet needs to go. Always direct your dog to the same spot, using the same travel route.
Doggy litter boxes are also available now. Cats have had them for years, so why not dogs? Some feature an attractant that encourages a dog to do its business, and even fake grass to provide a somewhat authentic “call of nature” experience.