I have a 2 month old tea cup apple chihuahua... This is my 4th day having it.
So, I tried making it use the pads for the bathroom but it won't use it, maybe occasionally for peeing. Once I was sitting next to the pad telling it that it needs to use the bathroom and it would walk on the pad, walk right OFF! And POOP ON THE RUG!
I also try taking it outside and when I do it pees and poops. But the problem is that it doesn't tell me when it has to go.. I usually end up monitoring when it eats and drinks and then take it outside. And I'm a sophomore. I'm home schooled but I still have a lot to do! Sometimes I have to leave the house... And I come back and it peed on the carpet.
I just really want to keep this puppy but if it continues I just won't have absolutely any choice! Please help me! It seems that the puppy doesn't follow along.
Another problem... Biting! sometimes it would bite me but lightly and I would play with it and throw the ball. But sometimes it bites my foot so hard or my hand that I want to cry.. And I say ouch and pretend to be sad and walk away. But that doesn't get through to him.. He comes and attacks me again and with more power.
Also, when I say "No" to him firmly or if I say "No" at all... It rebells and bites harder and goes out of control. I don't yell at him or anything.. I did so much research online about it and tried doing everything but its so FRUSTRATING!!!! Please help me I just want to cry!
Hi Anita It sounds as though this is your first puppy and that you didn't really know what to expect..... this is very common and puppies take a LOT of time, energy, patience and effort to raise. This can come as a shock if you haven't ever had a pup before and haven't done your homework in terms of researching and understanding what's involved.
Your pup is basically a tiny baby and is following canine instincts, not human rules, and this is perfectly normal at this age. It's up to you to consistently and patiently show him what you expect, and give him the time to learn.
I strongly suggest that you read both my Potty Train A Puppy page as it has all the tips, advice and info. you need. Also go and buy a crate for your pup and read my Crate Training A Puppy page. It's by far the easiest and best way to housetrain a pup and will eliminate those 'accidents' when you've had to go out for a short while.
Also, read my Puppy Biting page for advice on how to curb this very annoying but totally normal puppy behavior. It takes time, patience and effort, but you can do it.
However, if you truly don't have time to take care of this puppy and train him in all these things, it would be better to find him a new home now (with someone that knows what is required and has the time to do it properly), while he's young. I know it would be sad for you, but you need to think about what's best for your pup.
Anyway, I hope this helps and I wish you the very best of luck with whatever decision you make.