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  3. Welcome! It takes awhile for these little ones train us! That being said.. I've had Tzus for 20 yrs and have learned that no Tzu under a year of age is trustworthy in the potty department. You have received some good advice so I will just leave it at that.
  4. Just wanted to welcome you and your paw family........have not dealt with this with my paws but looks like you got some good advise from the other paw members.
  5. Washing cold puppy poop off your face, neck hands, nightie and cleaning off the puppy is not fun at 3AM. Mother Nature knows what she's doing making puppies SO cute........otherwise we'd give them to the gypsies. I used to tell my granddaughters that if they were naughty......"I'm going to give you to the gypsies!" One of them asked me "Nana, do gypsies really steal children? What's a gypsie?"
  6. I can't take him out for walks yet, because he's only had his second set of shots and our vet says he has to have all three sets + rabies shot before I can take him outside. He does, however, play pretty hard in the house with his brother and sister. He runs around, chases toys etc...we try to get him nice and tired before bed! I'm sorry, I had to laugh at your story because the same thing happened to me with my other shih-tzu, Moki. He sleeps in bed with us because we just couldn't crate train him and he pooped on the end of our bed one night and then walked up and laid on my head. I woke up to the smell Lol...it was awful! He had it in my hair, his hair etc...just gross. Gotta love them, though!
  7. Do you take him out for a *good* walk before bedtime? Sometimes if you just open the door or stand in the backyard, they do as little as possible. If walked, and stimulated by smells they will be more likely to have a good poop result. But yes.......he's just a baby and will need to be taken out during the night for potty. Many years ago I was fostering a 6 week old Boxer puppy - Romeo. I slept in the guest room with him on the bed (foolish on my part but he was just a beebee). In the middle of the night I was aware he'd moved down to the foot of the bed and then soon was back up nestled by my neck. I felt something wet on my face........Romeo had pooped on the foot of the bed, walked in it and then came up to tell me he was back
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  9. Just stopped by to tell you Welcome!!!!
  10. Thanks for responding! And yes, now that I think of it, he had his second set of shots last week and they did do a dewormer. I did not know that could cause extra pooping and that would explain why it's been softer. We have to be careful about making sure there's always food in his tummy because he's a smaller shih-tzu and had a bout of low blood sugar when we first got him because the breeder wasn't properly taking care of him.
  11. Welcome, Hannah! I don't think what you're experiencing is out of the realm of normal for an 11 week old puppy. Sometimes they do poop a lot, and not on a convenient schedule. You're right to think about how much you're feeding. I wonder if making his 6:00 meal just a little smaller and giving him a little more earlier in the day might help? You could probably still give a small treat at bed time to make sure his little tummy doesn't go too long w/o food. Also, has he had any worming medication recently? IME that can make some puppies poop more for a week or two, and sometimes make it softer than normal.
  12. Hi all, I'm really hoping someone can help me! Three weeks ago, we acquired an 8 week old Shih-Tzu. His name is Max. He's the sweetest baby ever, but I'm having a lot of trouble crate-training him. We keep his crate next to our bed and are trying to develop a schedule for him, but it seems like no matter what we try to do, he's up multiple times during the night and is pooping in his crate. Last night, he had me up at 1:30 am so I took him out and he peed on his piddle pad. I put him back to bed and he began to bark at 3:30 so I went to get him and discovered he had pooped all over his crate. I got up this morning and he pooped all over the living room floor. We have had him checked with the veterinarian and there are no physical health problems. This is becoming a nightly issue and I'm not sure what to do? We have another shih-tzu that we had no problems crate-training. Maybe we're feeding him too much or giving too many treats? Per our veterinarian, I am feeding him three times per day and his last meal is around six pm. Can someone give me some advice? Thanks
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  15. What games does your shih tzu like to play? i just adopted a shih tzu/terrier and she is very energetic. Are there any brain games your dogs like? Or activities?
  16. Sophie's Haven

    Scare of wind

    I would be interested to see if these work also.........I ordered from chewy.com HomeoPet anxiety relief drops which is classified as being a natural homeopathic remedy. I just wanted something to have on hand in case I needed something in a quick hurry as we had thunderstorms in the forecast this past week and Sophie freaks out.......I did have success giving these drops to Lexie as she is a little monster when it is time for bath and grooming.......rating from 1 to 10 in her behavior she was a 6 this last bath which was great for me and her.
  17. Meeshu

    Scare of wind

    True. Excited to hear how the chews work!
  18. PipsMom

    Scare of wind

    Now That is a good idea. Let us know how you get on
  19. missy dawn

    Scare of wind

    We just ordered some calming chews for Max from chewy.com. I got the ones WITHOUT MELATONIN, cause I didn't want him sleepy , just a little less scared
  20. Marlene

    Scare of wind

    Haha - beware establishing a routine for a dog (though they thrive on it) they will make you stick to it! We are retired and I get up at 8. - Shorty G usually is up a few minutes before me but if I ignore him he will settle back down and sleep some more. But Sophie, the Boxer is immediately up and wanting breakfast and will not leave me alone. After I've fed them they don't care if I sleep until dinner time but of course once I'm up - I'm up :-/
  21. Meeshu

    Scare of wind

    They are alarm clocks!!! I get 5:50 for work M-F and she will get me up between 5 and that time. I haven’t slept in since getting her lol. But I guess we get more bonding time
  22. Sophie's Haven

    Scare of wind

    Glad the diffuser worked..........hopefully it will continue. Like I said before I pretty much thought it was going to be a waste of money but I was so wrong. We moved into a new house and before we moved we were getting up at 6 am every morning and so the paws got use to getting up early......once we moved and got settled in somewhat the hubby kept saying that we created monsters as they were like alarm clocks.......6 am every morning............... I plugged in the diffuser with lavender oil and now the time has change to 7 am and if we are lucky sometimes we make it to 7:30.
  23. Missysmom

    Scare of wind

    Super good news!!
  24. Meeshu

    Scare of wind

    I don’t want to count my chickens before they’ve all hatched, but last night we used the air diffuser with some lavender and little baby Meeshu slept all night. I’m in Jersey, so we had crazy winds from the weekend storm. Not a peep. She was passed out let’s see if it keeps up and thank you all for the help!!
  25. PipsMom

    Potty Issues

    Hugs from Pipsmom
  26. Missysmom

    Potty Issues

    Am so glad to hear things are going well for your husband Sandra and am praying they continue to go well. Afraid I am no help on if the potty pads will work inside as we only have them on the covered deck and only Missy will use them. It hasn’t confused her, she still mostly goes outside, these are really for when the weather is bad she has a covered place to go. But I will say we tried a lot of different ones and found the Great Choice ones at PetSmart worked the best for us and I can get them delivered. https://www.petsmart.com/dog/training-and-behavior/potty-training/grreat-choice-dog-pads-45024.html keeping you all in our prayers. Hugs
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