house training a 3 year old male pom

by mike
(grand island, new york)

I just adopted a 3 year old puppy mill male pom named Bobby McGee. He is very scared and not house broken, he is just now venturing to eat and drink a little here and there. He was cage kept his entire life except when he was taken out for breeding. He has never been out side and sleeps most of the time on my shoes.
What is the best way to potty train him with putting as little stress on him as possible ?
I do take him out every couple of hours but he mostly sits down. Some times he does walk around a little but won't be led on a leash. I am trying to pad train him but he avoids these.
I could really use all the help and support I can get to make the transition into my family a very good one for him and me.
mike in grand island, new york

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Sep 16, 2013
House training your Pomeranian
by: Anonymous

First of all I would like to say Bless Your Heart for taking on this new dog. Secondly the first thing you must do is try to forget his past. Feeling sorry for him will transfer on to him and dogs are very in tune with peoples feelings. Have you ever watched Ceasar Millan? He is so good with dogs. If your dog will not go forward on a leash go behind him and help him take the steps one at a time. He needs the exercise and to experience the outdoors before he will feel comfortable using it as a bathroom. If you have any friends with a female dog try to take them for a walk together. Then he can see and smell her urine being a stud dog he will naturally want to cover up her scent. I hope this helps.

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