But I promise it gets easier. Don’t wait outside more than 10 mins, then it’s just a play/roll around in the grass/enjoy the sunshine session. Or if not a leash a long rope. Because he stayed with mum he has constant playtime with her as well as what we do with him, but its hard to isolate him for any activity. We tell her no as soon as we see her try to squat, but she doesn’t really give us warning or any signs that she needs to go. You take them out frequently for a few days and all of a sudden they’re potty trained. Maintaining a schedule is important for potty training. House training your puppy is about consistency, patience, and positive reinforcement. Sounds like my 13 month Havenese. we can take her out and she goes but then pees or poops within 30 minutes. The puppy can hold for 4 hours) (You could add bell training — meaning your dog will ring a bell when he/she has to go— But I will talk about this later in a different blog) #5. Can I ignore her wines at night? She is great in the night..I wake up to go with her 1-2times depending what time we go sleep and she holds it. 5 1/2 month old Saluki now peeing in the house at night. Mine is a rescue pup from what must have been a relatively bad situation as he clearly has some separation anxiety issues which may the be cause of our crate issues. I took him for about a 45 minute walk last night, he pottied a few times. What if u don’t have a cage. Her “pet-friendly” techniques for animal handling and behavior modification, many of which she developed herself through the scientific method of research and rigorous testing, are shaping the new standard of care for Veterinarians, Petcare and other Companion and Farm Animal professionals. Still love em all though. I am in desperate need of some real advice. I’m losing my mind and am considering her being a part time out side dog. A folded blanket is fine or a small doggy bed will do. Though it may look like they just go on their sleeping area, this is probably just because they stepped in it, had to panic, and then it got all over. So frustrated and at my wits end. You can’t let them wander out of sight for 2 seconds or expect that they will hold it if they’ve just gone potty outside and had a drink of water. You will be teaching the dog to hide going to the bathroom from you. It typically takes 4-6 months for a puppy to be fully house trained, but some puppies may take up to a year. It’s been a very crazy 2 weeks going on 3 weeks now and we don’t know. That has been my experience. You can try giving him a probiotic like Advita or some canned pumpkin. I’m at my wits end. Did your puppy ever get the hang of it? I love my dog to death and I really need help or advice on how to get him to go outside. I have a 22 week old Frenchie who’s is fully toilet trained and crated. The most important thing to remember is that no matter how much you want your puppy to know what to do, he still needs you to teach him. Her routine is always v consistent but she just can’t hold it through the night. She started off doing pretty good with potty training. can anyone tell me why my dog will pee on the ground like a hour after she had last been outside…. Rescued a dog from a hoarder home through a rescue shelter. If you find that you have this problem of pups pottying even shortly after they’ve pottied outside, instead of saying “But they just pottied outside” or ” I just let them play unsupervised for a minute,” get a clue! He is not fixed would that help him. Hi. Just a question but do you have free access to a water bowl for your dog? I have done all that you recommend. So an 8-week old puppy can be crated for about 2 hours and a 12 week old can be crate for around 3 hours during the day. Thought she was potty trained after a couple of weeks but then found she had been peeing on the carpet and we didn’t realize it. We go to bed at the same time 7 days a week and one of us is up at the same time every morning. When your puppy is out on a walk, that’s when they’re doing their potty training too. There won’t be any responses other than from other readers. I was taking her out every 2-3 hours even at night and that still doesn’t work. Make going potty the reward! OMG I HAVE A 3 MONTH ALL PITT WITH THE SAME PROBLEM. Help!! It has chicken (lots of real chicken!) His leg and foot were injured and because he needed to wear a leg bandage and cone for six weeks, he wasn’t able to go out (and was too scared anyway) so we had to postpone the outside training and use puppy pads indoors instead. Place the used pad where you want him to go (outside) and a clean one inside. Your email address will not be published. We are very very frustrated. Labradoodles are also sensitive, however, so there…, You've decided that your little one is ready to start going to school. Here are the two sized kennels we used, they are excellent quality. We have tried every single thing in this list. I don’t know what to do . Thanks! We take her out every 15-20 min and crate her when we leave. Do you recommend a grain free dog food? Blue Buffalo is owned by General Mills, not Purina. Most definitely try the sprays it works perfect!!! We have a small kennel for her but she pees in it and then lays in it. Especially if they’re only 7-9 weeks old. We kept our poodle sleeping in a kennel at night in our bedroom until he was absolutely trained and finding it restrictive. Andy Lloyd of Dandy Dawgs told me about you. When you take her out, reward her with long play sessions so she gets enough interaction, play, and training time too. Sometimes he’ll go outside but then come in and.go.more. Also at night, we’ve starting putting her in a small crate vs. an indoor pen and there has been no accident (only 2 nights now). The main difference is that your 11 week old puppy will be sleeping more than a younger puppy and will be a little better about waiting for bathroom time. Ever since we’ve got him we’ve been working on potty training and it just is not working. I am so frustrated because not only does she pee into all over the house but there’s always an argument with the kids whose turn it is to other tell her to her about or take her outside or clean up not only does she pee into all over the house but there’s always an argument with the kids whose turn it is to other tell her to her about or take her outside or clean up the pill it’s not only does she pee into all over the house but there’s always an argument with the kids whose turn it is to either tether to our belt or take her outside or clean up the pill it’s really disrupting our family. But finally, after catching her in the act and taking her outside about 12 times, she just suddenly figured it out and never did it again. For example if you suspect he is allergic to grains put him on a grain-free food and then don’t feed him any treats with grains or any table scraps. We were constantly cleaning up all the 1s and 2s but thought this would be over soon! ahh Im having the same exact issue as all of you with my 2, 7 month olds.. Any thoughts or suggestions? Now he is just potting in the house. my one month dachshund pup was not doing its potty at all. Potty training a puppy can be frustrating, especially when the animal is only three weeks old. Currently we have a small labradoodle who goes outside but also pees indoors and sometimes poops. In these cases, potty training is really just about forming a habit-never giving Rover the opportunity to go in the wrong place. We kept a pad in there but she just peed on it so we took the pad off but she does it anyways still. At this point they should start having enough bladder control to learn to hold it. She won’t go in her crate but will anywhere else in my apartment…everytime I take her potty I make her sit by the door and then I open it to let her know if she sits by the door I’ll open it and then I tell her lets go potty. Each mistake will make training considerably more difficult. But overnight he is in a pen (because he still chews everything) and every morning I wake up and there is Pee and poo in the same corner/ side of the pen. It was insane. So it’s not like we’ve messed with her inner clock by always switching things up. At the very least this is teaching her to go when we want her too so that she is mostly empty when we bring her back inside. However, she has been pretty good in her crate, except for today which is why I bring this up. How can we train her to hold in her pee, if the crate training is not working, she just goes in the crate if needed. I learned early on I absolutely cannot allow a water bowl for my young pup. But that’s the joy and pain of having a puppy. It feels like one day I’ve cracked house training and the next day I’m 3 steps behind again. Do I start start taking him out in the night again? DOGS hate citrus smells, vinegar etc, robbing alcohol which helps to all floors. The breeder kept him in a pin with others and they did all their business in one spot (eat, drink, play, pee/poop). Some puppies need to learn to hold their pottying. One time he peed, we cleaned him and the crate, he peed again, another bath and crate cleaning, and yes..a third time. Since the kitchen has a tiled floor we kept the puppy run in there and, as they got more independant of mum, we allowed them free range in the kitchen. For some puppies, tethering them close to you won’t prevent them from pottying. Watching the water helps. Help? Crate training a dog may be done for many reasons with one being safety for the animal while it is left alone. We were able to push it up to 2 hours recently, but as soon as we try for every 3 hours, she has an accident inside the home, or inside her crate. He’s the cutest thing and he’s very smart (75% miniature poodle, 25% bichon frise). Have done everything recommended. Plus, Frenchies aren’t too high maintenance for people who live active lives and don’t need a lot of space, so are great for apartment living. So watch them at all times? Repeat taking him to the used pad outside. 3 months and 9 weeks olds. Puppy Potty-training Tip 3: Realize that young puppies have frequently potty urges. And of course clean all accidents up promptly with an enzymatic cleaner. I’m not sure what happened or why there’s the sudden regression as we haven’t had any home changes. I think some dogs are touched as they say, or untrainable. She is a Cavoodle, and hss traits of being cheeky and on some occasions, defiant. We have a 5 1/2 month old cavachon we have these problems with. Puppy Potty-training Tip 4: Some puppies need to learn to hold their #1 urge a little bit. I am at my wits end! This is a critical time in puppy learning stages, so let’s start with some 8 week old puppy training concepts. He would also deliberately hold his pee and poop in so that he could do his business in our home. The last week or so hes been peeing in his crate, a lot! They have techniques to deal with these frustrating situations and will let you know how to get the dog to understand what you want him/her to do. Crate training is a good way to keep your puppy from going to the bathroom inside the house in the middle of the night. I need hope, as I am exhausted. Sometimes she goes potty on command outside, others she will REFUSE to go but then all of a sudden will potty inside her pen area (never inside crate). Can someone help? After loosing my oldest last spring and a 10month wait I finally received my new girl 2 days ago. Pooping is out of the question because she will not poo at all unless inside the house. Somewhere soft to sleep. She went #1 outside. I adopted my puppy at about 5 months old, and she’s 11 months now randomly having accidents… She has never had an accident in her crate, and can hold it over seven hours no problem. I have no clue what to do and my parents are at the edge with him, they are wanting a new family for him! We still praise her but as soon as she’s back in her corner she will just pee right away. Our understanding and knowledge, and thus our training and teaching techniques, are always evolving. Has older make shih tzu brother ( 3 years ) He just wouldn’t stop. An 8-week-old puppy is very different developmentally than a 5-month-old puppy. Also, the cat is smarter than the dog and will go out immediately through the dog door (he too is not allowed out because of coyotes). If your dog has an accident, it's because you weren't paying attention to the warning signs or waited too long to let him out. I am wondering if she will ever be house trained. Sigh, My German Shepherd Shadow seems to know where his potty place is but the problem is, sometimes he can’t control his bladder and would accidentally eliminate in the house (which I can understand, being a little puppy). Pees & poops often, sometimes wakes us at night to go out! Once your vet has assured you that the frequent piddling is not due to a urinary tract infection, start crating the puppy for longer hours. For these dogs, you can try a doggie diaper. My 12 week old Shih Tzu is Chocolate and white and it was recommended by a person that raises tzu’s and shows them because of his liver color. She was accident free for two or three weeks and now all the sudden she’s started having them again. It’s been two years!! I tell my clients it’s a matter of watching puppies like a hawk until you learn their habits. I’m getting to the point I feel I’ve failed and have to pass him on to someone else. I currenly have him tethered to me in the house but he normally finds a way to pee on the floor. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. I was gone less than an hour and a half. Do they get better as they get older? Shotzie goes,potty.most at night.peepee in the day she sleeps with me but uses front room as a bathroom.HELP. Sometimes whens he’s out of her crate though, she will just GO out of nowhere, even though she was taken out maybe 30 minutes before, and doesn’t even ask to go out, but majority of the time she asks to go outside and all is good… I’m very confused and it seems inconsistent to me. But in general this pup shows real intelligence and is eager to please and yet has made no progress on his housetraining. Chapter 4 of the book Perfect Puppy in 7 days covers this and more. She put him outside, where he still is, and he has a nice dog house, and run of the huge backyard. It shouldn’t take this long for him to get it. Other than one small pee all business done outside but today he is worse than ever and not even using puppy pads but length of kitchen floor. I just don’t know what else to try. I have a 10 month old Japanese Chin named Gizmo. I want to try crate training but advice is to have a crate in a quiet but not secluded area. Then they seem to finally understand what we want them to do. We have found being the most patient is the.only option. Good recommendations, I will work on these and let you know how it goes. Originally he was submissive peeing and that has decreased a great deal. She seems quite nervous outside and won’t go number 2 (most of the time she will pee outside) she gets really distracted and now seems to be more comfortable peeing and pooing inside the house rather than outside. Labradoodles. I have three dogs. We’ve tried crate training, bells, taking him out every hour, etc.. We decided to just take the play pen out all together and just keep her in her crate. So, that’s fine. Tags: dog, dogs, house breaking, house training, potty training, puppies, puppy, puppy potty training. I’ve done the crate thing, when he’s inside I watch him like a hawk and I have caught him in the act and I rush him outside if I can before it’s to late and when he does his business I rearward him with a treat and praise him. She is smart as a whip, but seemed clueless about potty training. Good luck. The bladder is not even grown until 6-months-old and they are not fully potty trained until 1-year-old. I’ve got a 5month old Jack Russell x and he is pretty good throughout the day with not peeing in the house as my parents are home with him and are able to take him out when he needs to go. I have tried Blue Buffalo Puppy food, Kirkland Puppy Food and California Natural. Also, I usually had no treats on me when he did go in the kennel run, but I would praise him. Sophia Yin passed away a few years ago. Potty training a Labrador Retriever puppy will require you to have a potty spot set in place before training begins. Help!. I’m having the same problem with my 6 month old male Pit mix. While you can begin potty training when your puppy is 6 weeks old, don't expect perfect results. They must? You take her to the potty spot, use your commands, sit in … She just pees and poops and then gets it all over her, like she doesn’t care. I have a 5 month old dalmatian puppy who up until recently was able to hold his pee all night. 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