Hello, I am a new owner of a 9wk old Male Puggle, He has been fixed. We are feeding him 3 times a day on a very set schedule, water is available all day, and he is crated while we are at work. Not a problem with the crate he keeps it clean, but when heís out and playing.... he walks away from me for a sec and before I can get to him we have piddle on the rug, or wood floor (so I know its not that the rug just looks inviting) we have had only 2 piles (if you know what I mean) in the week and half that we have had him. As far as bedtime goes he cries in the crate so much... so we followed friendís suggestions and brought him in the bed, the first to nights were like a miracle no piddle, no whining, and he slept from 10 to 7ish!! I was amazed... but not so much since he has accidents in the bed the last two nights, and has required going out a few times... So I have decided that he MUST sleep in the crate, and I do wake when he cries so I will go back to taking him out several times a night, but I want suggestions from the pros... Am I doing anything wrong? We take him out a lot throughout the day, but he usually just plays with the bushes and leaves... I skipped the pads and went straight for outdoor training was that bad?? I want to make sure he is trained well, and will take classes as soon as we can get him in... HELP how do I get him to stop piddling in the house? And is making him sleep in the crate the right move?? Thanks for Listening!!
You have to remember that he's an infant, and there will be accidents. The best thing you can do is set him up for success. I would take him outside at *least* every 2 hours during the daytime. (Note that's not "taking him outside a lot." It's taking him outside at regular times.) Praise him like mad (with treats!) if he defecates or urinates outside. Expect to take him out once or twice during the night -- but that means outside to do business and back into the crate. Ignore the whining (I know it's hard, but you have to be firm in this respect.) Take away the water by 8 pm and do not put it out again until breakfast time. I would definitely keep him in the crate at night.
Hold on a sec -- Did you say "crated while we are at work?" How many hours is that? Does he have water during those hours?
Yes he is crated while we are at work for about 8 hours depending on the day... I know very bad but its not everyday I never work fridays and my Boyfriend and I have alternating scheduals... so it inly ends up to be 4 days a week or less and I leave later on some days... I know its not good to leave him in the crate that long but it is a big crate that I have divided at the moment, and once he is house broken no more crating while we are at work... But thanks for the advise I need all I can get...
Instead of puttig him in the crate while you are at work, try using an X-Pen. He will have a lot more room, and you can put food, water, a couple of wee wee pads, toys, and a bed. I know you are potty training him outside, but he should be fine with the wee pads while you are gone, because he will learn only to potty on the pads, and outside and not in his crate or the carpet. Just keep with the outside potty training as you are.
Animals, what animals? My children just have alot of hair!
Definatly try the x-pen during work days. It is much easier then asking him to hold it all day. Most puppies just can't there bladder is not strong enough.
I personally put my babies in the x-pen during the work day(when I cant take them with me). Otherwise expecially at night they are in a doggie condo(really big crate) with a towel. I have had accidents on the towel, but in time they learn. I know it is usually not the best, but my aussie figure it out. It may not work for every dog.
As far as the piddles inside, you need to watch him as if he was a 2yr old child. Never allow him out of your site. If he walks away from follow him to see what he is doing. When my pups get up to walk away or go sniffing, I imediatly take them outside. Sometimes it is every hour or 1/2 hour. It is annoying, but as the muscles in their bladder get stronger they can go longer. I only use the once in a blue moon, an find as pups they tend to miss them a bit. When you are busy at home and can not watch them the x-pen makes a great quiet spot for them to go. Yes they will protest, but you have to be strong and allow them to learn.
i think you does not take care of it carefully check by your vet if you can not handle this than contact your pet trainer....i recommend you study about your dog profile through internet and find out your dog problems.....