We're having a ridiculous time trying to potty train our peagle (pekingnese/beagle mix).
We've been doing the crate training method. She was doing well when we first got her at the age of 12 weeks (She's now 16 weeks). She knows that outside is where she's supposed to go potty. She even waits when we open the crate so we can put the leash on her to take her outside (otherwise all she does it play.)and she'll even walk towards the door. She could go 1 & 2 outside, and as soon as we get her inside, she'll pee on the floor.
Or her latest habit is that she'll pee in her crate in the middle of the night, and then cry to let someone know that it needs to be cleaned up. My dad even tested it by sleeping in the next room. When she cried, he was at her crate within 30 seconds to take her outside, and she'd already pee'd in her crate. We have the divider up so she only really has room to turn around and lay down (as recommended by the manufacturer for training purposes). So she's not letting us know before. She's letting us know after.
She's being kept in the crate for around 2 hours at a time during the day, and then at night. When people are home, she has a pen that is set up for her to run around in. Every time she's taken out of the crate she's immediate taken outside.
We've tried the puppy pads, but all she does is chew them and play with 'em.
She is 4 months old and shouldn't be expected to "hold it" longer than 4 hrs at a time. When she is 5 months old she can hold it for 5 hrs and so on.... She is a peagle? She is a designer mutt and most designer breeds are from puppymills. Unfortunately, puppy mill dogs lose the concept of not messing in their crate. This might make it tougher to housebreak your dog. When you take the dog outside, make sure the dog does no. 1 & 2 before you let the dog back in the house. Keep a leash on the dog while inside. If you see the dog "assuming the position" immediately pick up the dog and put the dog outside. Remember to praise the dog and give a treat after successfully doing business outside.
Couple of thoughts on this one. I lift up all food and water at 6:30 pm with out new mutt puppy. She goes to sleep at 9pm and most nights sleeps till 5 am. Yes the odd night she wakes up but she is only 9 weeks old.
She may have been raised in a crate and then crates might not work for her. Most dogs won't pee where they eat. Could you leave a small cup of food hooked on the crate? Yep goes against the no food or water thing but right now you could just feed her in the crate and take it out when done. I have found leaving a blanket over maggies crate helps her sleep longer. it is a thick one to keep out all light.
Make sure she is getting lots of play time in evenings so she is tired out.
Notice if the peeing in the crate is at the same time at night and set an alarm to take the puppy outside an hour before. The problem is if you keep waiting for her to wake you up after shes peed, your teaching her that her whineing will bring you, and get her out of the crate. Something I want to ask is how long does the puppy get outside? Is it just a quick out in the backyard and back in? Take the water up early before bed. When you take the puppy out side of course rewARD for going, and also take the puppy out on a lead, after the puppy goes rewARD with haveing the leash taken off and give a little play time, it will be a good incentive.
Just got a Peagle puppy 11wks old. Yes I agree with the puppy mill thing and the pet shop keeps them in cages where they do their thing. I never thought I would buy a puppy mill puppy but could not resit this one. I would not blame the breed. They say the same about beagles and I have seen them housebroke in a week.
I just moved the wee wee pad (with frame so they dont chew it) near the counter where she gets treats. She now hits it or comes close. As I was writing this she scratched at the door to go out for the first time. Sucess! So there is hope. When I put her in the crate she will pee and poop makes no difference. I pick up the water after she eats to help control her intake.
Hope this helps, would like to see a pic of your Peagle too. She is actually one of the most intelligent puppies I have seen. I have a German Shepherd and have raised those puppies.
Try cleaning the areas where she has peed with vinegar. She may be smelling previous accidents, and thinking that is where she should go. I would keep her confined as much as possible on a surface that is easy for you to clean and well coated with newspaper. Don't bother giving her a blanket or anything if she is peeing in the crate. Make life easy for yourself, otherwise you'll get impatient with her, and she'll probably sense that, even if you are restrained. Previous posts are correct in that you can only realistically expect he to hold it for 4-5 hours right now. The fact that she is distressed after she pees in her crate is a good sign, make me suspect that the problem is not a result of living in her own filth when she was young. You might want to try waiting a little while before you clean it up for her. If she finds it unpleasant to sit in there with it, she may remember, and start working harder to hold it. A trip to the vet probably wouldn't be a bad idea, has she had her rabies shot yet? If not, it's time for that. You could discuss it w/ the vet while your are there.
Exactly what do you say or do when you have found the wee/poos? Do you make a sound, anger or cooing, then dont. This is the way puppy is getting your attention and she is loving every minute of it.
Just clean it up, take her out again even if you stand there for half an hour. Make the word for wee wees and eventually she will wee on command.
Puppys are like little kids, they seek your attention every minute of the day. Or should I say seconds. Expect the odd mishap every now and then and if it gets excessive then a trip to the vet to rule out anything wrong.
We successfully use a "special" treat only for Poops. Still do, now if he outside, and goes, when he comes in he goes to the counter where the treats are stored and sits there till he gets his special treat.
As far as pee, sure he gets a treat once in awhile, now that he is older, but used to get one every time when we were potty training him. He is a rescue and a Puggle and when we got him he was 4 1/2 months and not trained. It took us just under 2 1/2 weeks to train him. Good luck, patience is the answer.