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Q: Potty Training

October 13, 2008 | By Emily | 7 answers | Expired: 1999 days ago

Potty Training

OK,it feels like my puppy will never be potty trained. Uuuh it is sooo agrivating. We thought she was potty trained but then she started going in the house again. I NEED HELP!!!

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Cindy
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Oct 13, 2008

If you're not using the crate training method, I suggest you do. Make sure you have your puppy on a strict schedule of eating, playing and going out to eliminate. Use the same schedule for your days off.

Puppies cannot be expected to have good bladder control for at least four months. The rule of thumb is that they can hold their urine about one hour for every month of age, so a 3 month old puppy might be able to hold his urine for 4 hours. That's just a general rule - it varies by size, breed and individual dog.

The other thing you may want to consider is taking yur puppy to the vet -- it may have an infection.

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Kathy C.
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Oct 13, 2008

toilet training takes a while. My suggestions 1) crate train 2) Keep your pup restricted to certain rooms (non carpeted) 3) use an enzymatic cleaner like Nature's Miracle to get rid of smell and prevent recurrences (they will go in the same spots) 4) Take your pup out very often! Minimum every 2 hours if he is really little, slightly longer for older. Don't let him have accidents in the house. This means getting up in the middle of the night as well. You should also take out after exciting activities like play time and feeding (within 20 minutes). Good luck - it takes a while - it took us until 6 months to have consistent training.

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Heatherstevens07
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Oct 17, 2008

As others have said crate training is a great idea. My pup is 6 months old and still potties in the house no matter how hard we try and how much we take her out. Pros though are that she does only potty in the restroom(ironic i know) and she IS getting better everyday. Some pups just take longer than others. just keep up with the training. and use positive reinforcement NEVER bad.

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