Our expert says:
Dog Behaviour Expert
Hi there, having a pup that is blind means thinking a bit more laterally. I would suggest that you get hold of somebody that does Clicker work to help you train your blind dog and build her confidence. Clicker is fantastic by itself but really helps with dogs that cannot see.
Where the toilet training is concerend, I would suggest two options:-
1. Crate train her so that she sleeps in a crate at night and you then control the situation. Crate training is not cruel in any way at all. A dog is a 'den' animal and having a crate whe can go to will help her feel more secure.
2. Train her to have an inside toilet.
I am not going to go into details here as it will take up far too much space, but do have a look at my free www.friendsofthedog.co.za website and you will find comprehensive articles on inside toilet training and crate training in the puppy section which will give you all the info you need.Additionally, read the article on toilet training itself, there are some good hints and ways to go about it in there that you can bring in with the toilet training inside.
If you are not sure how to go about finding somebody to help you with Clicker, just contact me personally and let me know where you live and I will try to put you in touch with somebody. Thks Scotty
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