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Stop Your Boston Terrier Soiling Your Carpet With Pee And Poo

June 23rd, 2008 · 13 Comments

Boston terriers are lively, gentle dogs with the best of intentions, but like all dogs they can have accidents in the house, which may leave you feeling frustrated and annoyed with potty training.

Of course, the odd accident is inevitable, especially with younger pups, and this is where stringent housebreaking can prove invaluable.

However, if your dog is getting a little older now, has grown out of puppy-hood, yet continues to have fairly regular “accidents” in the house then you may have a problem on your hands.

First of all, there are some important steps that you need to take in order to reduce the risk of your Boston terrier using your home as his own personal toilet. Make sure that he is let out first thing in the morning, as soon as you return home in the evening, and last thing at night, as well as after every meal.

Hopefully he will get into the habit of going potty at certain times rather than meandering around and dropping one whenever the fancy takes him!

Also, make sure that he is taken on regular walks, and given some sort of stimulating activity to enjoy on the walks, such as a game of ball in a safe and secure area. This will stimulate his body, and if you leave him outside for a short while after his walk, he may do his business then before he comes in.

If you take your Boston for a gentle stroll you will find that his body is stimulated more “slowly”, and once you get back home his body relaxes and he may then take a pee or poo on your best carpet!

You need to remember the importance of confining your dog to his crate, or his designated area when you are not around, as this can help to teach him where he can and cannot poop - it will save you worrying about what is happening to your carpets and furniture when you are away.

Whilst you are around make sure that he does not wander off into another room, as he may relieve himself when you are not looking, whereas if you are present he is less likely to do so.

In addition to this if you find that your dog is doing his business in the same place all the time then it is worth getting the carpet or piece of furniture professionally cleaned, as the lingering smell may be enticing him to continue using that spot as a loo.

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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 brenda // Jul 7, 2008 at 11:09 am

    we have a 8 month old male dog that has been fixed and we lte him out old dat long and i get up with him 2 or more times at night and he still pee and poops in the house any idaes what i sould do.thank you breda

  • 2 Karla Apollos mom // May 4, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    We have a 1 year old BT named Apollo and he just starting peeing in the house. He sneaks upstairs and does this. Our vet said he has a BT also and he cant let him out of his site or he will too sneak off and pee. We limit his water, he is neutured, we exercise him, and take him out ALOT. We may have to accept that this is him and he cant be alone.

  • 3 Karla Apollos mom // May 4, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    BUT if anyone has ideas please let me know. And no its not a UTI and he always goes outside when we take him out. Oh and he is crate trained and is in there when we are gone or at night.

  • 4 Rocco's Aunt // Oct 9, 2009 at 5:34 am

    I am babysitting a boston with the exact same issues that Apollo seems to be having, while i know I can’t be the one to fix this issue, I’d love to have some info to send home with his Mom. . .

  • 5 howard // Dec 9, 2009 at 12:26 am

    you guys are out of your mind. i wish people would learn how to properly train an animal so that YOU are the master and LEADER OF GROUP. if you dont your dog will always be your master and your life will be a mess just like your home. MY PROPERLY TRAILED 2 AND ONE HALF YEAR OLD FEMALE, WHICH I HAD SINCE SHE WAS 4 MONTHS OLD WAS TOUGHT UPON FIRST CONTACT WHO THE MASTER IS. I DONT HAVE ANY OF THE PROBLEMS YOU PEOPLE HAVE, SHE WAS LEASH TRAINED BY 6 MONTHS OLD AND WILL SIT ON COMMAND ON THE DOUBLE LINE IN THE MIDDLE OF A TWO LANE HIGHWAY AND NOT MOVE UNTIL I TELL HER TO. THAT IS ONLY ONE EXAMPLE OF PROPER TRAINING.SHE HAS NOT USED A LEASH IN TWO YEARS AND DOG OWNERS LOOK AT ME LIKE I HAVE A ROBOT DOG THAT OBEYS ME. ITS YOUR FAULTS FOR NOT GIVING PROPER TRAINING THAT THERE ARE LEASH LAWS AT ALL.

  • 6 howard // Dec 9, 2009 at 12:28 am

    OH, BY THE WAY, FOR YOU LADIES WITH CHILDREN, DO THEY STILL PEE AND POOP ANYWHERE THEY WANT TO??? WHO’S IN CHARGE MA??

  • 7 Howardisadouche // Dec 26, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    WHY DID YOU START TYPING LIKE THIS DOUCHE? PEOPLE ARE ASKING QUESTIONS NOT HERE TO HAVE SOME “KNOW IT ALL” TALK DOWN TO THEM.
    IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING CONSTRUCTIVE TO SAY, SAY IT NICELY. DON’T TRY TO BELITTLE SOMEONE BECAUSE THEY DON’T SEE THINGS THE WAY YOU DO.
    DOUCHE.

  • 8 amanda // Jan 7, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    holy crap were just sharing tips 4 potty training, calm down. its nice to know other points of view, thankyou howard……there is no need for bitterness. some people dont actualy know any thing about some animals, i grew up on a farm but was never alowed a domestic pet …honest …..DUUHH! ya lots a suprises..any other kind helpfull tips?

  • 9 COWARD // Jan 27, 2010 at 8:37 am

    In response to the idiot who’s power tripping on his training abilities - HOWARD THE COWARD - who probably beats his dog into submission. Who do you think you are to address people in such a condescending manner? Why don’t you go back to whatever hicktown you come from and power trip on your bitch. looser.

  • 10 Darlene // Mar 10, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Don’t you just love it when people are looking for suggestions on training their animal, that some morons jump in and just have to be so nasty and a jerk “for what”? You must be a mean sob, that’s why your dog is so obedient, you scare the crap out of em. I feel sorry for any pets you may have.
    Take a chill pill and get a life.

  • 11 nanny // Jul 20, 2010 at 10:44 am

    We have read everything and tried all of the techniques mentioned-walks, schedule, praises, crate- and still our Boston poops in the house. We changed to Science Diet on our vet’s advice-she doesn’t have as much, but still about once a day-differing times-I find it. She loves being in the yard, but I really wanted a dog I could have inside.

  • 12 liz // Aug 17, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Dogs can be trained very well without being mean. My babies are. Please, be adult about this.

  • 13 Katie // Sep 21, 2010 at 10:26 am

    My husband and I have a 4 month old BT and he is doing very well with his potty training. We are clicker training him, as well, and when he goes potty outside, we click. He’s almost giddy when he goes outside. If he has an accident inside (which is rarely) we pick him up ‘mid-stream’ and take him outside, without saying anything or disciplining (we don’t want him to think the act of going to the bathroom is something we disapprove of, because then he might wander off and hide his pottying). Once he goes and ‘finishes up’ after the accident, we click. It seems to be working like a charm. Also, make sure you clean up any accidents. White vinegar works wonders at removing the smell so he does not think the spot of the accident is an O.K. place to go. As for people having trouble with a dog ‘wandering off’ and hiding to potty, the pup may have been taught, inadvertently, that you do not like it when he goes to the bathroom. This can happen if you yell at the dog, or smack him, while he pottys inside, or if you ‘rub his nose in it’. Dogs don’t really ‘get it’ and will just know that you disapprove of pottying. If you give him positive reinforcement when he does what you want, and NOT negative when he has an accident, you will see fast results.

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