My little girls chihuhua was ran over-

Aimee - posted on 10/26/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My daughters puppy was ran over, and I swore I would never have another dog in the house but she is heartbroke and wants her honey back. I thought about getting her a jack russel puppy, She needs a dog that is playful but one that I can keep in the house and house break? I have never been able to potty train a dog? Any suggestions as to a breed of dog for kids and how to potty train??

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Alyssa - posted on 10/29/2009

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That's GREAT that yall found Grover! I'm glad everything worked out perfectly :-)

Alyssa

Christine - posted on 10/28/2009

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I would get a lab or golden ret. Those are the best family dogs to have around children. The best way to house break a dog is in a crate.Go to Google and look up crate training. Hope this helps..

Aimee - posted on 10/28/2009

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Thanks to all of you. I took my daughter yesterday to get a puppy from an animal shelter, luckily she found one she wanted. He is 6 months old and he's a terrior mix. He is soo friendly, he is tan but kinda looks like part snauzer and part yorkie or something. We named him Grover, and she loves him. I bought a crate but so far he has been very good at using the potty outside. He took to a leash well, and I felt very good when I found out that the reason he was in there was becuase his owner just passed away. It was kinda like he was meant for Chloee! :-)

Susan - posted on 10/26/2009

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We always had success with crate training for potty training. Dogs naturally don't want to soil their own area. Slowly increase the amount of space (preferably rooms with tile instead of carpet, just because it's easier to clean...) they are allowed in based on whether or not they're going outside or not. As an aside, many people I've spoken to who used puppy pads said the dogs seemed to get the idea it was ok to go inside because of the pads. Good luck!

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Be consistant when potty training a dog. I have 2 golden retrievers. They were great with my daughter.

Rachel - posted on 10/26/2009

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My family has had two Shetland Sheepdogs and haven't had any problems with them. They are a sort of medium sized dog and very kid friendly. Very smart dogs too. We had set times for taking the puppy out and laid newspaper in the kitchen. It is also helpful to keep the puppy in just one or two rooms while potty training. Too much space makes a puppy nervous and causes them to pee more. Hope this helps!! So sorry about the puppy. I had two dogs get run over :-(

Angela - posted on 10/26/2009

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I baby set in my home and have a pug begal mix, He is a med dog but stout, he holds up to the kids and he was easy to train when he got older, puppys are very hard to train, a jack russel is also a wonderful dog, I use to have one of those mixed with a chihuhua and I loved him, but as he got older he did not have the nerves for my babys. So I had to give him to family. Its all about how much you want to put up with also. you could get a trained talk form a breader also. good luck, a pet is a wounderful for children to have.

Alyssa - posted on 10/26/2009

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Awwwww, I don't look forward to those days. :-( I would suggest looking on google or leapfish and put in keywords like kid friendly dogs. Are you looking for small dogs? I know golden retrievers are supposed to be good dogs with kids, but I don't know if you are looking for a big dog. Hope this helps :-)



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