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How do I train my Labrador to pee on the streets and not at home?

I have a male Labrador puppy. He is just under 4 months old. I started taking him for walks 3 days ago. While he enjoys the walks, he refuses to pee or do potty. The moment he returns home, he pees in his usual place. How do I train him to pee on the streets and not at home. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks...
By Gautam Mohata · 27 Dec 2011 6:12 pm

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By Navjot Singh · 27 Dec 2011 8:35 pm
In my personal experience, it's better to train puppies to relieve within the house than outside. What if you're not available to take him out for walk due to health or other reasons? The pupp will have no option but to relieve at home. You can choose any space in your house which you think will be easily accessible to the dog and easy to clean. Or, perhaps, you can choose the roof of your house where you can take him to. We, for instance, chose space in the staires. We covered that space with newpapers. Right from the second day, we would take him there as frequently as every 15 minutes. You can place a urine soaked cloth on the newspapers and take him there as frequently as possible. The smell of urine will drive him into peeing there. When your puppy pees at the right space, reward him with a good treat and use words like 'good boy'. We used clicker to encourage this behaviour.
There may be instances when your puppy may not pee at the right spot, but you'll have to continue the training.
Once your puppy gets the jist of where he has to pee, he'll gradually stop peeing anywhere. Also, he'll also start peeing out of the house as he would know that he shouldn't pee in the rooms.
Also, can you clean the 'usual place' ( as mentioned on the question ) with vinegar as this will neuteralise the urine smell which drives your pup to pee again and again. I used to use Urine Off spray as it's a lot easy to use and effective.

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By Navjot Singh · 27 Dec 2011 8:46 pm
Also, I feel it's stressful for 3-4 month old puppy to be taken out of the house as frequently as every 20 minutes. Right now, he needs the warmth of the house. Taking him to street so often may result to be as counter-productive as you may have experienced your self, also, he's likely to catch infection if exposed so often to outside environment.
You can read this useful post in the dog spot. https://www.dogspot.in/qna/guy s-recently-brought-male-labrad or-puppy-he-been-sucessful/
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By Gautam Mohata · 28 Dec 2011 7:28 am
Hi Navjot... I agree with you. I would never take my pup out of the house as frequently as every 20 mins. I'd rather stick to a schedule of maybe twice a day since its not only stressful to the dog but also a solution which is not practical considering we have to go to work. I think I'll try and train him to do his business in the corner of the house to start with however since I stay in an apartment, that might not be a long term solution. Thanks for your tips anyways. I see on your profile that you have a great dog. :)
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By Navjot Singh · 02 Jan 2012 2:12 pm
Train him to pee at a selected place and cover the space with newspapers so that you can clean it easily. Keep a cloth soaked with his urine and take him after every half an hour. You can increase the gap as he grows older. I'm sure in a month or so, he'll be fully trained. You just have to worry about this for first 6 months. After 6 months, your puppy will have a fully developed bladder and will be able to control for a longer period of time. When he's fully grown, am sure he'll do most of his bussiness out of the house when out on walk.
Labs are very clean dogs and pick up potty training very well. If you need any more help then you can contact me on facebook aswell. http://www.facebook.com/profil e.php?id=100001465290279#!/pro file.php?id=1505642022
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