Originally Posted by whiteshadow1
When i confine him with his mess in a bathroom for twenty minitues and at ten min intervals I open the door and say "NO" In a stern voice. This seems to me to be a humane way to teach the dog. I feel that it is alot better than rubbing his nose in it or hitting him.
I have to agree with Pearl & skorp, what god forsaken book did you get that method from?
Watch for the signs that he needs to go (circling and sniffing at the floor) and get him out quick, when he goes praise.
Let him out quite often so he can relieve himself frequently and if he does mess in the house and you haven't caught him doing it then there's no use reprimanding him, it's too late.
I feel that it is alot better than rubbing his nose in it or hitting him.
I'd like to think that there are not many people who do this now days (not that it was ever acceptable in the first place)
Good luck, time & patience pay off