I purchased a 6 month old puggle a little less than a week ago, and she is great when it comes to personality. But, I am having a serious problem with her bathroom routine.
First off, it is not like she doesn't take care of business outside, cause she does, but, she goes alot, like very often. Probably close to once every three hours or so. But, what doesnt make sense to me, is that she wont poo or pee at all when I go to sleep. It only happens during the day.
I went to petco yesterday, and there was a trainer there doing some sort of seminar, that reccomended a small crate, one that she can only turn around in. Reason being, dogs hate to poop on themselves. So, I got it, took her outside, she peed, then I went to the gym and left her in the crate, came back in 2 hours, and there was poo in the crate. I had to give her a bath and such.
I mean, I understand that she is a puppy and all, and needs to be housebroken, but, she has pooped 3 times in 8 hours. is that normal?
Anyways, can someone give me some advice? I really want to keep her, and if someone just assures me there is light at the end of the tunnel, I amvery willing to stick it out. But, as many other people do, I have a job, and have to keep her in her crate atleast 2 times for around 4 hours each time a day.
Well when I first got a puppy I first gave him his food and then he would drink. I waited about 5 minutes then I took him out side to use the restroom and it helped alot. I went to a web site but if forget the name but when I remember I will get back to you.
The funny thing about some trainers, is they really make stuff up, when they don't know the real reason behind things dogs do. I once heard a trainer tell an owner that dogs bite at the leash to let owners know that their collar is to tight (I nearly fainted). The crate is usefull becasue it keeps the dog from wandering around, which stimulates a dog to go(the walking)
When a dog goes in the crate it usually means he was kept in a cage for a long/regular period of time, so he would go in the cage(Pet Store dogs, have no choice but to go in their cages), so he becomes conditioned to going in the crate. (Dogs don't know the difference between a crate and a cage) So I have first some questions, this pup is 6 months, what is the amounts/and feeding schedule?Is the dog hyper?How much exercise does the pup get? How long does the pup stay home alone, and where do you keep the dog when your out.