1 year ago
Last edited at 5:52AM on 1/20/2013
Well since it's still young it will be easy first: buy some puppy pads and encourage her to use them Second: every time she makes a mess put her nose down into it, this will teach her not to do it Third: every time she uses the pad reward her with a treat! This will get her to use it more Fourth: once it gets warmer take it outside for walks and to "go" Your lab will eventually get into the routine and learn this and will start waiting for you to come home to let it out. I have a lab myself she's about 7 years old the cold won't affect your dog very much, we got her in winter and she was 3 months old too; she loved the snow and the cold didn't bother her to much! But since your puppy is young if you let it out don't let it out for to long. ( it's could get frost bite) though in sure it's to warm to get frost bite now. At least for me here! I hope this helped! It has worked b4 many times. you can see her in my picture, this works with many kinds of dogs
You need to crate train it. The theory is that a dog won't soil in it's 'home.' So you get a crate. When you have to go somewhere you put the dog in the crate. The dog sleeps in the crate. The dog is put in the crate from time to time. EACH and EVERY time the dog comes OUT of the crate you TAKE the dog outside on the leash. Say the word 'GO'. And when she does praise her. then, take her back inside. You cannot just open the door and expect a puppy to go out and do her business. They have to be taught. Time after time, after time. You should be able to have her in the crate for about 3 hours at first. So you will have to let her out late at night, then middle of the morning, then when you normally wakeup. It is a full time job for about a week. Since you are in school, i t would help if Mom or dad would do it while you are in school. BUT, YOUR dog means YOU have to do the biggest part.
Crate training as said is a great way of training. Otherwise take pup outside every few hours. You'll need to go with pup. Praise a good job. Never and I mean NEVER rub a pups nose in an accident in the house. This does nothing. Pups attention span is short. You need to watch closely if pup try's to go in the house take pup outside. Punishing after the fact is more less detrimental to training because pup will associate it with what it's doing at the moment. Be consistent. Use alot of praise for jobs well done. Never set pup up to fail. Be proactive. Best of luck