Rescue Help

thinketernity

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Feb 6, 2020
My wife and I just rescued a 5 year old French Bulldog. She was rescued from a breeder where she spent the last five years of her life in a kennel, pregnant or nursing. We are fairly certain that she has recently had a litter of pups (maybe a month or two ago?) but can't verify that. The issue is with house breaking her. She doesn't seem to like being outside. When we take her out and tell her to "go potty" she just sits there and looks at us. She's figured out that she needs to go potty to get back in, but then as soon as she's back in, she will pee again (like, almost immediately after she's in). How do we break her of this? We praise her outside, but then she immediately goes again when she gets inside. Help?!
 

linda2147

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Mar 13, 2014
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New Hampshire
If she didn't live in a crate you can crate train her. If she did then the crate training won't work because she doesn't know any better. You know she will pee twice so take her out, let her go potty then bring her in and give her a treat and praise then immediately take her back out and wait for her to go then treat and praise. Take a paper towel or rag and wipe up the pee and bring it outside and put it where you want her to go. She will get the scent and it should stimulate her to go. If she doesn't go right away run her around and "loosen" things up, you have to keep her on a strict , schedule dogs like routine. If she has an accident in the house do not scold, hit or holler at her, all that will accomplish is to make her afraid of you, She has not had a good life and doesn't know what is expected of her in your home, be patient, teach her words and plenty of praise and treats when she does something right.

She is a small dog so another option would be to litter box train her.
 

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