Me and my Boyfriend just recently got a 3 month old Min pin. We love him to death and we've only had him for a week and I can't tell you how attached to him we are. I am a first time puppy owner so I"m new to all of the Potty training and such. I have been reading a lot on these forums and I've taken a lot of the advice that's on here. Me and my Boyfriend both work 8-5 jobs. I walk him in the morning as soon as I get up around 6:10ish Then I only work 5 minutes from home so I go home for lunch and walk him then around 12 then when I get home from work I walk him around 5 as soon as I get home and then from like 5-11 We walk him every hour I'd say just to make sure we don't have accidents. So we prettymuch got him on a schedule however one night he peed in the bed with us. So i started to where my Boyfriend would walk him at 11 before he goes to bed then I would get up at 2:30 in the moring and walk him. But he still peed in the bed on the second night. So I read that you can control there water and food intake. We tried that for 2 nights and so far its worked. No accidents, With me still gettin up an takin him in the middle of the night. The thing I'm wondering is I dont give him any more water or food after like 7 at night. It seems to be working but I don't want him to be dying of thirst or starving. But it has seemed to work. Is this a good idea? or does anyone have a better suggestion of how I should do it.
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Hey I have a min pin but...mine is a 1 year tyrant! LOL I have been getting great info from Ipn169....they breed and show min pins...also look for min pin moma. It sounds like ya'll are just doing everthing right to me loving and caring it takes time I see that Ipn is on line now post her a question and be sure to put minpin in your question ~Dee & Rocky
***Edited By: dltobin on 8/9/2006 2:46:17 PM*** Reason: added
I also have a new puppy and I take up the water and food at 8pm to go to bed at 10 or 11pm. This seems to work well for me.
I also have her in a kennel by my bed to prevent her from having an accident. The old rule is dogs won't go in their bed and I think this is helping me to house train mine too. I also get up and let her out in the middle of the night so she can relieve herself. I will graduate her to the bed when she is able to hold it all night.
Just what I am doing now and what has worked for me in the past.