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Miniature Schnauzer

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Weight
13-15 lbs
Height
12-14 inches
Color(s)
Salt and pepper, black and silver, or black
Overview
The Miniature Schnauzer is a cross between the Standard Schnauzer, the Affenpinscher, and it is said the Poodle is a possibility. They were bred to retain the same look and characteristics of the Standard Schnauzer, but being of a more manageable size. This breed originated in Germany, named after the German word for muzzle, "schnauze." The Miniature Schnauzer does very well in killing rats which is what he was commonly used for, and does well in hunting, tracking, competitive obedience, and performing tricks which he is known for.
Character
The Miniature Schnauzer is generally well mannered and very obedient making him a great student. A very perky breed, they do not do well in kennel life and should always be kept as a companion. This breed loves to be around his owner and does best in a family environment. The Miniature Schnauzer makes a wonderful alarm dog, barking at the sight or sound of something odd or treading onto his territory. This breed is very active, but does not require as much exercise as the Standard variety.
Temperament
The Miniature Schnauzer can have troubles with other dogs, however if properly trained and socialized; this breed can do all right. This breed should be supervised around small children, and does best with older children and more respectable children. The Schnauzer can be combative with other dogs, however if raised with them this breed can do well. They are not recommended for a home with smaller animals such as the cat as they have the tendency to chase them.
Care
The Miniature Schnauzer should be brushed regularly to prevent matting or tangling, however is fairly easy to comb through. This breed should be clipped professionally twice a year, however is not required if brushed regularly. Professional plucking is required on the coat of this breed. The coat of this breed, while it can still become tangled and/or matted, has a fairly tangle resistant coat. The Miniature Schnauzer sheds little to no hair making him ideal for a family with allergies.
Coat
The Miniature Schnauzer has a hard and wiry outer coat, while the undercoat is close and dense. This breed has a distinctive beard and should always have longer hair on the chest, underbelly, and legs. The coat of this breed should be plucked to remove dead hair.
Training
The Miniature Schnauzer is naturally well mannered and obedient, however needs training. They can be very demanding and if left alone, they can become somewhat of a tyrant. Consistency and a firm yet gentle hand is required. A variety of training methods work best with this breed. Obedience training must be started at an early age as they have the tendency to be stubborn. The Miniature Schnauzer is very eager to learn and is fairly easy to housebreak if the right techniques are used.
Activity
The Miniature Schnauzer is very lively and energetic, however gets quite a bit of exercise indoors. This breed does love long walks and regular romps though and would do beautifully with an average sized yard. This breed makes an excellent jogging companion for an owner that loves the outdoors. The Miniature Schnauzer requires extensive stimulation as they have the tendency to become noisy and destructive if left alone for long periods of time.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Miniature Schnauzer puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

4/5/2015 2:41:23 PM

4/5/2015 2:41:23 PM

The last schnauzer we had was a black one. It was so different from the salt and pepper. Why is that ? Not only in their temperament but also their looks.

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Anonymous

The coloration of the Schnauzer does not effect the temperament of the dog. What you got was just, another dog. The Schnauzer is larger then life, a dog that is always on the move. However, like every person in the world, they all have different personalities. If their looks were different, then that would be considered bad breeding practices. I suggest going to a reputable, responsible and knowledgeable breeder if you decide to get another pup.
4/6/2015 9:50:31 AM

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3/24/2015 10:38:10 AM

3/24/2015 10:38:10 AM

How long do mini schnauzer's live?

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Anonymous

The average life span of the Miniature Schnauzer is 12 - 14 years.
3/24/2015 12:48:07 PM

Anonymous

My mini schnauzer lived 15 yrs & 1 mo
5/3/2015 10:05:14 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/26/2014 1:00:28 PM

5/26/2014 1:00:28 PM

Can a mini schnauzer be white

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Anonymous

Miniature Schnauzer's have three colors that are accepted by the AKC, UKC AND CKC - salt-and-pepper, black-and-silver and solid black. White used to be a recessive gene in which a pup could come out white, but with great breeders, it has nearly been eradicated from today's gene pool of well bred dogs. So to answer your question, no, they can not be. If you are looking for a white, small bred dog, I would suggest the West Highland White Terrier; they are a spunky little breed of dog that is full of personality, just like the Mini Schnauzer.
5/27/2014 9:50:24 AM

Anonymous asked:

3/16/2014 7:50:39 PM

3/16/2014 7:50:39 PM

are miniature schnauzers bad pets?

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Anonymous

Miniature Schnauzers are fantastic dogs wonderful temperament none better
3/17/2014 3:41:39 PM

Anonymous

Mini Schnauzers are some of the best dogs, the only downside is that some of them have a tendency to bark like they're getting paid each time.
6/14/2014 4:20:51 PM

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4/2/2013 1:42:22 AM

4/2/2013 1:42:22 AM

Do schnauzers come in black & gold/copper color?

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Anonymous

No, schnauzers come in salt and pepper and black... Basically shades of grey and black.
6/14/2014 4:19:24 PM

Anonymous

The AKC recognizes the following colors. Liver Liver Tan Liver Pepper Black Black and Silver Wheaten White Salt and Pepper Parti
3/12/2015 5:07:29 AM

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4/2/2013 1:35:53 AM

4/2/2013 1:35:53 AM

Are schnauzers hypo allergenic like yorkies & shih-tzus?

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Yes, the Schnauzer breed is considered a hypoallergenic breed of dog.
7/16/2014 3:00:48 PM

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3/11/2013 1:41:22 PM

3/11/2013 1:41:22 PM

my schnauzer sometimes carries a back leg but does not seen to be in any pain why?

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2/10/2013 11:35:44 PM

2/10/2013 11:35:44 PM

why will my mini-schnauzer not jump up in his bed he has been jumping but now he will not. He has had a allergy problem all of his life. He gets a shot for it about 2 times a year

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Anonymous asked:

1/31/2013 6:55:36 AM

1/31/2013 6:55:36 AM

how often will this dog have a period

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Anonymous

ALL dogs go into heat every six months. they can stay in heat as long as three weeks and cannot be bred during all of this period.
2/16/2013 11:03:03 AM

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1/17/2013 7:15:43 AM

1/17/2013 7:15:43 AM

what kind of mixed breeds are there with schnauzers?

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Anonymous

Schnauzers are bred to Yorkies for "Schnorkies" or to Poodles for "Schnoodles". Those are probably the 2 most popular hybrids, however, lately alot of breeders have been crossing Schnauzers with Merle Poms or Merle Aussie's to create the merle schnauzers.
9/12/2014 1:26:39 AM

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1/1/2013 6:56:29 PM

1/1/2013 6:56:29 PM

how do i know if my 9 month schnauzer is pregnant?

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12/12/2012 2:43:42 PM

12/12/2012 2:43:42 PM

do Schnauzers bark a lot?

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Yes, Schnauzers are very talkative.
1/2/2015 11:37:55 AM

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11/28/2012 12:11:59 AM

11/28/2012 12:11:59 AM

how is health How is the health of the Miniature Schnauzer?

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Anonymous asked:

10/19/2012 9:18:45 AM

10/19/2012 9:18:45 AM

Our schnauzer first time in became pregnant carried full term, had only two pups which looked... Our schnauzer first time in became pregnant carried full term, had only two pups which looked healthy at first, but 1st day after birth a pup died, didn't seem to move paws, then 2-3 days later 2nd pup died. Our schnauzer has had all shots and is in good health, not sure why pups did not survive?

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Anonymous asked:

9/25/2012 5:04:30 AM

9/25/2012 5:04:30 AM

Why does my Schnauzer loose his hair? As far as I know they are one of the dogs that do no not... Why does my Schnauzer loose his hair? As far as I know they are one of the dogs that do no not have a problem with hair loss.

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Anonymous asked:

8/18/2012 11:26:46 AM

8/18/2012 11:26:46 AM

Do miniature schnauzers shed?

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Miniature Shnauzers shed either no hair or if they do shed it is unnoticeable.
7/1/2013 12:29:56 PM

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8/10/2012 1:20:29 AM

8/10/2012 1:20:29 AM

Hi I have a two and a half month old male mini schnauzer puppy and need to know how what are his... Hi I have a two and a half month old male mini schnauzer puppy and need to know how what are his stools supposed to look like? And what's the best way to potty train him so I can leave him indoors more throughout the day.?

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7/31/2012 6:52:18 PM

7/31/2012 6:52:18 PM

When do puppy schnauzer's lose their puppy teeth? and is bitting and chewing due to them getting... When do puppy schnauzer's lose their puppy teeth? and is bitting and chewing due to them getting their adult teeth??? or a behavior problem?

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Anonymous

It's a HUMAN behavior problem. Give the dog something to chew on, like a rope. Replace the items that you don't want chewed with items that you don't mind if it chews. A puppy will chew regardless. NOT the puppies fault.
8/9/2012 7:47:12 PM

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7/12/2012 10:57:27 AM

7/12/2012 10:57:27 AM

what colors are min schnauzers? our schnauzers had a litter of 4 they have white black and... what colors are min schnauzers? our schnauzers had a litter of 4 they have white black and brown looks like spots on them. when the hair grows - is that when the colors blend? these are our first puppies.

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7/9/2012 1:25:25 PM

7/9/2012 1:25:25 PM

My Schnauzer is a year old. She's potty trained and is left in a play room when we leave for... My Schnauzer is a year old. She's potty trained and is left in a play room when we leave for work. She doesn't potty unless outside, and is very good left out. However, recently when we arrive home to let her out, she is wet. Her beard and front paws are soaked, but there is nothing that could have wet them. No bathroom open, no water at all, except in her bowl. But the bowl water isnt spilt and there are only a few drips of water, away from the bowl. So I assume it isnt from the bowl. The wetness has no smell, and she acts prefectly fine. Please help.

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Does she have a long beard? I know every time my Schnauzer (6 years old) drinks water, the majority of it ends up in her beard & stays wet for a long time. Also, my Schnauzer is almost like a cat, constantly grooming herself. They do have a tendency to have skin allergies, could be licking or biting at something.
7/10/2012 3:01:33 PM

Anonymous

If she chews on her feet, she likely has bronchitis. Watch out...I didn't pay much attention until she started showing signs of being lethargic. Every vet will confirm this immediately.
7/30/2012 3:38:04 PM

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6/26/2012 11:47:58 AM

6/26/2012 11:47:58 AM

Hello, I have a three year old miniature schnauzer, which Im very happy with I am a proud... Hello, I have a three year old miniature schnauzer, which Im very happy with I am a proud schnauzer owner. I will like to get another dog same breed, but I not sure if is better to get a puppy or an older one. See I'm not sure how my other dog is going to react. please help??

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5/28/2012 3:39:25 AM

5/28/2012 3:39:25 AM

My schnauzer is 9 years old, and has the ugly habit of peeing in his and my other dog's food and... My schnauzer is 9 years old, and has the ugly habit of peeing in his and my other dog's food and water. He also has a peeing disorder of some type; constantly pees on everything, even, if he has nothing to pee out, he still lifts his leg in front of everything he passes, and pees, even if it's five drops! Suggestions?

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Take your schnauzer to the vet to make sure he does not have a bladder infection...if he is healthy and this is just a habit, 1. If you have other dogs around, he may just feel like he has to hold his "place" in the pack as he ages and mark...buy some male dog bands and have him wear them when he is inside. discipline him when he lifts his leg. I never tolerate marking in MY territory..to discipline him, keep a short leash (tag about three inches long) on his neck. when he marks, pull upward..tell him no and put him outside. Make him stay outside even if he cries and bangs at the door to get in...they are stubborn so you have to be more stubborn... Keep the male band on him until he gets the message. They are a pain but will save your furniture etc. also wash everything he pees on with vinegar to get rid of his previous scent or he will remark.
6/23/2012 10:16:58 AM

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5/28/2012 12:44:07 AM

5/28/2012 12:44:07 AM

We have one toy schnauzer and two miniature schnauzers and they have skin allergies and they... We have one toy schnauzer and two miniature schnauzers and they have skin allergies and they drive us crazy with their scratching all the time - the vet told us to use allergeris but they do not work. Does anyone have any ideas? Please help

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Anonymous

try changing food, sometimes it is a wheat and corn allergy.
6/17/2012 12:33:01 AM

Anonymous

You may want to try to give them some Cod Liver oil which works for my M.Schnauzer.
6/29/2012 12:17:54 AM

Anonymous

My mini schnauzer also had the same thing. Finally after taking grain, corn and chicken out of his food and bathing him with an oatmeal shampoo it's manageable. When I find bumps I clean them with witch hazel which is an astringent you can find at a drugstore.
8/14/2012 10:53:36 PM

Anonymous

I have two miniature Schnauzers and i give them 2 brewers yeast tablets daily as it is a skin conditioner. It has been worked great for my two dogs and the vet approved of it as well.
9/21/2012 10:36:01 PM

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5/26/2012 9:02:09 AM

5/26/2012 9:02:09 AM

Trying to mate my 2 year old male miniature schnauzer with a 3year old female. He already mated... Trying to mate my 2 year old male miniature schnauzer with a 3year old female. He already mated with the sister but kind of seems uninterested with this one. Is there a reason or something I can do to help the process??

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The older female is probably the dominant figure in your little pack. Your bitch has probably told him his place in the pack making it hard for him to overcome ...always buy your male first...females second. He may not ever breed her or if he does it will be difficult. However, to help with this...separate them when she first comes into heat and do not put them together until she is standing...about 10/13th day. Do not leave together long..and control your bitch by holding her head so she cannot give him eye contact...if he cannot get the job done within a few minutes, take him away again and repeat. sometimes bringing in another male will tease the first male into being strong.
6/23/2012 10:21:18 AM

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5/21/2012 5:50:10 PM

5/21/2012 5:50:10 PM

I have a female schnauzer, she is 4 1/2 yrs old and has been great, aside from the aggressive... I have a female schnauzer, she is 4 1/2 yrs old and has been great, aside from the aggressive behavior with certain people. She recently developed what seems to be a bladder infection. She began to have accidents in the house and pee blood. I took her to the vet and she had 2weeks of medication. it seemed to clear up two weeks after medication was complete. Now it seems to have started up again, not as consistant though. Vet said Schnauzer's are prone to bladder stones. My problem is I'm looking for any possible home remedy to try as I cannot afford to go back to the vet, by more medication or spend the hundreds of $$ they request for exrays. HELP! She eats very healthy dog food and has a great routine... until now.

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Anonymous

My 7 yr old schnauzer, minature just died from a respiratory problem which generated not enough white cells and too many red cells. The vet worked on her for 2 weeks. The point I think you are going to find some schnauzers start having medical problems at 4 yrs and beyond and they are no home fixes. Yes this is very costly and frustrating.
5/22/2012 8:03:24 PM

Anonymous

I have had three female schnauzers and one would get bladder infections. She would be on antibiotics for two weeks, be okay for two weeks, and have blood in her urine again. I got powered cranberry from a health food store and didn't have any more problems.
3/30/2015 2:05:46 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/8/2012 8:06:10 PM

5/8/2012 8:06:10 PM

do all schnazures need to get hand fed

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Anonymous

This is a new one to me, I have never "hand fed" my schnauzers unless it is a new be and I want to bond him/her to me but other then that they are fed separately in crates and eat within five minutes or the food is taken away and they can eat at the next meal the next day. Your boy/girl is spoiled if you are hand feeding. If you are refering to weaning, I have never had to do this either. If the puppy is healthy, he/she will readily eat food when it is given to him.
6/23/2012 10:23:20 AM

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5/2/2012 11:18:28 AM

5/2/2012 11:18:28 AM

is it normal for miniature schnauzer to have long legs, my dog is 20mnths and when he was 14... is it normal for miniature schnauzer to have long legs, my dog is 20mnths and when he was 14 weeks he wasn't much smaller. when i see puppies he seems massive to them.

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Anonymous

Maybe your dog is from the Giant Schnauzers side, Or a standard Schnauzer, there are 4 sizes as far I know for them: 1)tea cup (pocket sz) 2)miniature (toy-small) 3)standar (regular-medium sz) 4)giant (big as a Napolitan Mastin sometimes)
5/8/2012 5:29:40 PM

Anonymous

As in people, there are smaller and larger schnauzers in a litter. The breed standard calls for a top height of 14". Measure your mini from the floor to the top of his whithers to see if he is within breed standard. Puppy mills and others that do not know the standard for a mini are increasingly breeding in-bred "toys" (there are no toy schnauzers) and t-cup. Your schnauzer may just be the healthy, robust schnauzer that is within breed standards.
6/23/2012 10:25:37 AM

Anonymous

Wow, I just read the answer below which says there are four sizes..toy, teacup etc. whoever wrote that does not have a clue about the sizes acceptable in mini-schnauzers. THERE IS ONLY ONE SIZE MINI-SCHNAUZER...IT IS THE SMALLEST IN THE BREED STANDARD..IT IS 12" TO 14" AT THE WHITHERS. Also, there are only three colors acceptable in the breed...salt and pepper, black and black and silver...none of the funky colors are within the breed standard. The European standard also accepts white. However, their size is the same. the dog should be robust, stocky and muscled.
6/23/2012 10:28:17 AM

Anonymous asked:

4/28/2012 8:51:32 PM

4/28/2012 8:51:32 PM

Why do schnauzers have their particular cut.

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Anonymous

You really don't have to cut a schnauzers hair a certain way, its just the most recognizable. I have 2 schnauzer's and they just have their beards and the skirt the usual way.
5/4/2012 3:15:12 PM

Anonymous

Actually..the mini-schnauzer coat should be stripped to be properly cared for. a stripped coat allows the coarse coat to come to the top and will be tangle free. There is little or no skirt in a correctly groomed schnauzer and the leggins should be short and blend into the coat. The whiskers were used just as a cat uses it's whiskers to make sure there was room for the dog to go into a hole chasing rabbits or other varmits. Shaving the face from beauty mark on the side of the head to beauty mark is the accepted correct way to keep the whiskers correctly trimmed...find a good groomer.
6/23/2012 10:30:59 AM

Anonymous asked:

4/26/2012 8:14:27 PM

4/26/2012 8:14:27 PM

How long do miniature schnauzers live?

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Anonymous

10-15 years. But there has been record of a 21 year old too
5/4/2012 3:16:13 PM

Anonymous

I live with my uncle that has three of Schnauzers and they were like silver as gray. Two were 14 years old and one was 17 years old. Feed them normal dog food like Pregum.... I am not good spell the yellow bag with blue ribbon for dog food. Uncle got new black and white puppy that is 1 year old now. thats how I think of them and though if i want one but little harder to see problem is... CRYSTAL open skin that was one dog that uncle had that was lots work to keep clean up and one was too long drop during pee but not like normal pee and drop and slow... and other one tumor... that why i dont know if how i feel to take care of dog when getting older... But i have two of chihuahua Mother and son.... and a Schnauzer
5/28/2012 1:08:58 PM

Anonymous

a usual lifespan for the mini-schnauzer is 14 - 17 years.
6/23/2012 10:32:21 AM

Anonymous asked:

4/21/2012 9:12:09 AM

4/21/2012 9:12:09 AM

I have just aquired a puppy. I have been told he is a schnauzer-poodle mix.What are they called... I have just aquired a puppy. I have been told he is a schnauzer-poodle mix.What are they called and he is only 6 months old. I live in a senior apartment. need advice on how to paper train him to pads.

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Anonymous

The Schauzer-Poodle mix is commonly called a Snoodle..
5/26/2012 2:23:50 PM

Anonymous

Your dog is a mixed breed..period... Any dog can be trained to papers or the pee pads (although mine just play with the pee pads). Make sure you confine the dog to a smaller area using a gate..usually by the door, while potty training him/her. Take him out 20 minutes after feeding and make sure he "goes" or put him on the pee pad, and enclose it so he can't get off it until he pees and does his business. Leave a little potty on the pad and put another on top of it to let him know where to go. Use a crate to put him in overnight...do not feed past 6 pm and put him in bed at 8:30..he should sleep through the night once he is used to being in a crate. Do not let him roam the house freely until he has learned to go potty on the pee pad reliably. If you do, he will always go back to the same place to potty. be deligent and it should work within a few days if your dog is over 12 weeks old...Wash this place with vineger to remove the old smell. hope this helps.
6/23/2012 10:36:55 AM

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