Oct 10, 2002, 4:27 PM
Post #9 of 10
Get a box, put rockie in a box, bring him into your car, let him free inside, & then bring him to the park - good exercise for you too. He'll enjoy the ride with you. In the park, spend some time training him there after playing with him. Like this, you only need to potty train your dog at home. Make sure rockie did his business before bringing him out or else you may have to pick up his poo to avoid other dogs eating it or people stepping on it.
Re: [rockie] I FEEL SORI FOR MY ROCKIE
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To overcome your mom, clean the pee/poo right away, while at the same time help to do some chores at home everytime you missed it when rockie pee/poo. Your mom will learn to accept you to toilet train rockie. Right after you bath rockie, immediately let your mom play with him so that she'll learn to like him & can accept him to touch everywhere - it works so well for my sis. She can even touch/hug Munji even she's "dirty" as compare to the beginning.
Free rockie when you're at home or when there's someone to care for him so that he'll not pee/poo around. You can also free him right after he did his business, it'll take another few hours before the next bomb. You can play with him while watching TV & let him sleep in your bedroom. You can count when is his next bomb. Although you're staying in an apt, you're keeping rokcie as an indoor pet like many owners who live in a terrace house.
In terrace houses, the complains will not work because you can keep a dog. Since you're in apt, as long as rockie can accept your "quiet" command, I guess your neighbours will not complain - afterall, who'll know if rockie is so quiet & never disturb the neighbours just like hamsters?