Our new puppy is growing up beautifully; he's about 4 months old now. We've had him since he was 2 months old, but up until this point we haven't had the time or means to housebreak him properly. From what we've noticed when we've "tried" to housebreak, and what we observe when we take him to the park (which is often), he just won't hold his pee in. In a 10 minute interval, he will pee up to 2 or 3 times (it's not bladder/urinary tract problems because he DOES hold his pee all through the night).
Will crate training help him learn how to hold his pee/teach him to pee everything all at once?
Does diaper training help? I read that since "dogs don't like the feeling of wetness of their own urine, they'll learn how to hold it".
Housebreaking seems like such an obstacle to me, because until now I've only had adult dogs who've either already been housebroken or have caught on without much insistance.
He is marking. You have to get rid of the urine smell in your house, first.
Second, find a spot you want him to go in the yard and tell him to go potty. Keep him there until he goes and reward him. If he doesn't go, put him in the crate for an hour and take him out again and again until he goes in that spot. (It might take all day). Reward him when he goes. No trips to the doggie park until he gets it and no walks in the neighborhood, until he does his business, first in the spot you have designated.
Good luck, don't give up. Its hard and it can take days or weeks depending on how stubborn your dog is.
If you cant bear to crate him that long, you have to put him on a leash in the house, take him with you whereever you go, and watch his every move. If he starts to circle, sniff or pee, say NOOOO and whisk him outside.
THE GENERAL DOLLAR STORE SELL PEE PEE PADS FOR $4.OO YOU GET 50 PADS, i use them for teacup and they work ,cant' go without them they have a scent which attract dogs and he goes straight to them but the problem i'am haven't now is when he cock his little leg up he miss the pad so now i'am training him to the out side by the tree . but as soon as he get back inside he runs to his pee pee pad and will poop poop on it .so i decide to move his pad outside , although i keep one down when i'am at work , when i come home there his poo poop.try them .
The scent actually doesn't do anything in the pads. You have to train them to go where you want them to.. And unless one wants to clean up potty pads for life, teachign a dog to go directly outside, rather than reteaching them twice the appropriate spot to potty is better.