Older Dachshunds Can Be Potty Trained
Find Out How Easy It Really Is To Potty Train An Older Dachshund!
Do you have an older Dachshund that is not house broken, pees in your house or you are having a hard time potty training?
Do not give up on them, I have the answers for you to get a fully potty trained Dachshund however old they are.
If you have an older Dachshund that for some reason is not potty trained then the only way to cure this is to start from the beginning just as if he was a puppy. Sounds hard but it is so easy once you know how.
Dachshunds sometimes are fully potty trained and then revert to peeing in the house. If this has happened, it is important that you first check with your vet that he is not sick. Some illness cause dogs to not have the full control of their bladder and need to pee more frequently.
Providing all is well with your Dachshund then it is time to remind him what he should be doing. It is very easy for Dachshunds to slip into bad habits and a little gentle and positive reinforcement will soon have him on the right track.
I think it is a great idea to have a word that you use every time you want him to go to the bathroom. I use “go potty” and have done since he was a puppy. My Dachshund is now 10 years old and although he is fully potty trained he still sometimes needs to be reminded to ‘go potty”. It is all too easy for him to get distracted with new wonderful smells on the lawn and forget what he went out to do!
Having this command is also very useful because he travels in the car with us a lot and by him understanding “go potty”, he knows what to do before he gets in the car and at rest stops. It is much easier than bundling him in the car and then having to stop your journey because your dog wants to pee!
Believe me it is very possible to re train an older Dachshund and we have done it many times with the rescue dogs that we have fostered in out home. If you have so far failed to housebreak your older Dachshund, please do not despair.
Take a little time to learn about Dachshunds and best way to potty train them. Potty training an older Dachshund can easily become a battle of wills and a continual struggle. Owners who have failed to put the extra effort into Potty training them sadly often surrender their Dachshunds to shelters. Yet these same Dachshunds have then been easily potty trained by ordinary people who understand this breed.
I have fostered a lot of Dachshund rescue dogs in my home and each has left fully housetrained and happy.
I have written an ebook called How To Potty Train A Dachshund that explains my easy to follow and proven methods that anyone can use to ensure they too have a fully potty trained Dachshund – no matter how old they are.
Due to the uniqueness, stubbornness, and intelligence of Dachshunds it is worth investing the time to understand these little cute bundles of joy and fun. There is a lot of information available on potty training dogs from puppies to adults however — I recommend you find information that targets Dachshunds.
Do not give up on your Dachshund!
Please if you are having a hard time potty training your Dachshund take a look at my ebook How To Potty Train A Dachshund and see if you think it could help you and your Dachshund.