Tuesday, March 10, 2009

This morning began...

...at 5:45 with a noisy husband, crying dog, and hungry baby. Jason took the dog out. I changed and fed the baby. This is how the rest of the morning went.

Said goodbye to husband. Noticed dog was breathing weird. Called brother-in-law, waking him up, to talk about dog. Decided to let dog in kitchen because it was warmer. Let dog out of kennel. Dog peed on carpet. Put dog in kitchen. Sprayed carpet with Resolve. Made bed. Scrubbed carpet. Washed dishes. Slept on couch until Jordyn woke up at 8:00. Tried to sleep on couch more while Jordyn watched TV. Didn't work. Read books. Fed Jordyn breakfast. Gave Tessa bottle. Starting burping Tessa. Diaper leaked. Poop and Pee all over me. Took Tessa in her room and took off her clothes. Took off my shirt and garment top. Got pointed at. "Ewww Mama Yucky". Tried to adjust self esteem. Gave Tessa a bath. Cleaned up dog pee on kitchen floor. Gave Jordyn a bath. Cleaned up dog pee on kitchen floor. Decided to sweep and mop kitchen floor. Took dog outside to use the grass. Dog pooped. Came back in again. Dog peed on kitchen floor. CLEANED UP DOG PEE AGAIN! Put dog in inside kennel. Swept and mopped kitchen floor. Took a REALLY HOT shower. Put Jordyn down for nap. Ate lunch. Worked on blog......

Does anyone have any tips on training a dog to not pee on my kitchen floor?

6 comments:

Diana and Fam said...

I was told by a couple of different people to have a bottle of water and spray the dog when it does something you don't want it to. And the other thing is to hit the dog on the nose with a rolled up newspaper when they do something you don't want them to do. But for personal advice I have none. Sorry! Keep it up, and just remember in the end it will be worth it...:)

Katy said...

"tried to adjust self esteem" has me laughing out loud...still. I have no idea what to do about dogs, but I'm really glad to read about your experience because it has cured me of wanting one. We'll just visit yours and let you clean up the dog pee. ; )

Seriously, good luck. That sounds like a rotten morning.

Bridger said...

No, but thanks for giving me even more reason for not wanting to have an inside dog! We have been debating on whether or not to get a dog, but I think this at least cures my curiosity.

Lisa said...

Crate training is awesome!! Only take the dog out of the crate to go potty outside, if he goes he'll gets to play some before going back in. If he doesn't go potty he gets put right backin the crate. And if he whines in the crate use the spray bottle trick, swith it set to streaming, you spray in the face or hind legs.

The Larson Family said...

Oh man, I'm sorry. What a tough day! Kids comments really hurt sometimes. I hope you successfully adjusted your self esteem. I wish I could help with the dog, but I've never had one so I'm clueless. I hope he stops peeing all over soon though. What a pain!

Stefanie said...

oh gosh what a morning!!! I'm sorry. I wish I could help with the dog thing but I've never owned a dog.