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Postby crebma » Sun Aug 21, 2005 9:27 am

our puppy is still not housebroken. for the most part we catch her in the house, and she is starting to go to the door, but she will go potty in her crate still, and we have to bathe her constantly. she doesn't have a lot of space in there, and we keep making it smaller, but it doesn't seem to matter.

at what age can we expect her to start holding it? what should we be doing to curb this behavior? right now, we tell her she's a bad girl and leave her in there for a little bit, then we give her a bath. are we not doing something right?

thanks for any help in advance.
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Postby jacy » Sun Aug 21, 2005 10:10 am

About 6 or 7 months she will be able to hold it. You can't keep getting a smaller area. You have to put weewee pads they work great. Put it in that area. Don't put the pads in the crate if she sleep there. This way you will not have to give her a bath so much. I wish you luck.

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Postby heatherb » Mon Aug 22, 2005 9:38 pm

how old is the puppy? We always took him outside when he woke up, just ate, drank, anything. We always gave him praise when he was outside. Yeah we had piddles in the house but we picked him up, no scolding (8-10 weeks) just took him outside. Then he realized to go to the door. Then we knew to take him outside, immediately.

Do you feed him/her prior to putting in the cage? We would only allow Capone to eat/drink just a bit, then back outside we went. We would also not allow him to eat/drink after "hours" 7-8 pm. Since he slept with us, we didn't want any wet beds.

We were pretty lucky with him, not too many problems. Although my old dog took a bit of time and patience.

Good luck

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