I picked up my golden retriever puppy last week. I was doing very well with his housebreaking routine. We were going out every hour, after meals, when he was done playing, and when he woke up. I work every other weekend, so my parents were taking care of him when I worked this weekend. After 2 days of working, his schedule is totally backwards. As soon as I take him out, he is headed back for the door. I took him out three times this morning already. As soon as we came back in the last time, he pooped on the floor. What do you think would help this situation?
Use your crate in the house until he goes outside. They can learn to flex their schedule, it just takes some time. Also puppies revert randomly. Make sure his feeding schedule is something you can keep about the same time if you work or not, find out what your parents are doing while you are gone. Often times family members accidently destroy our training.
On the best of days a dog is a dog, and on the worst of days a dog is a dog.
I have been doing the whole crate training. So far, it has been working pretty well. I had read that if the puppy won't go outside, put them in the crate and try again in a few minutes. I have been doing that, but I feel bad. I don't want him locked up for hours at a time if I am home.
Use your crate he will get use to it, my pup is 12 wks and we have had her 2 weeks adn she had never used a crate until then and is doing wonderful. when you take her out of her crate immediatly go outside.. she will adapt make sure your paretns follow the same schedual straight outside from crate..good luck