Cavachon Question

I have a 9 week old cavachon puppy and toilet training is going pretty well but only when he...

I have a 9 week old cavachon puppy and toilet training is going pretty well but only when he wees, for some strange reason he poos in all diffferent places but seems to wee perfectly fine on his puppy pads. Is there anything i can do to help this? Also what age do we start to take him to the groomers? Thanks :)

    In Cavachon - Asked by Anonymous - 5/18/2012 3:25:07 PM
We have a 4yr old Cavachon and he was trained by the people before us to poop or pee when we tell him to potty. Since they are so easy to train maybe this would help.
    Answered by Anonymous - 5/29/2012 11:50:49 AM

When you find your cavachon going in places he's not supposed to, don't scold him, tell him gently "no, pick him up and bring him out, even if he's in the middle of doing his business. They usually stop when you pick them up. At this age they can't control their muscles yet. It's very important to pick up on his cues. There are some nice training videos online. Some tips: take him out within 15 mintues whenever he drinks, eats, plays and/or wakes up. With consistency you'll have success. Also, don't wait longer than 20 minutes, if he doesn't go yet, bring him in, wait a few minutes and then bring him out again, reward him with treats immediately after he goes. We were successful doing this as our little girl was trained by 12 weeks old. She would give us a cue by standing in a corner and staring at us, now all we have to do is ask her and when she cocks her head, it means she has to go. Good luck!
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/31/2012 6:28:45 PM

I have a 1 year old Cavachon and we used the poochie bells for potty training and it worked great. We just used her paw to ring the bells when we took her out and she did it herself within a few days. We give her a small treat when she poops outside because she was wanting to pee outside and poop inside. She is very smart and caught onto going outside very quickly for both things. Just be consistent. They are such a smart breed and will learn quickly if you are consistent with the training.
    Answered by Anonymous - 8/6/2012 10:07:17 PM