(Closed) Potty/Crate Training

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oh, let’s see.  We got Quil the first week in November, and it was almost February when he slept a full 8 hours?  He was always fine during the day, but nighttime proved more difficult.  Your new boy is a bit young yet to wait all night 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We have a bell hanging on the door so Stella can ring it when she wants to go out. We put it there and WE rang it and made her and then we went out. Now she rings it on her own!

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Our puppy, lab, is 15 weeks and we got him at 10 weeks, we just constantly watched him and whenever would catch him starting to have an accident in the house we would hurry up and run and take him outside in the same spot each time. We praise him every time he goes potty outside too. Now he wines or barks to get our attention.

With crate training, we just use the same blanket and put a bacon flavored Nyla bone in there with him, that is the only time he gets the bone too. He now gets up at 4:45 every morning to go outside and bedtime is around 9-10…it does get better.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think it just takes time.

We have had our puppy for 5 weeks. We started by taking her out every 1 1/2 to 2 hours during the day and then for the first couple of days we did every 2 hours at night, then moved to every three, then once a night, and now she is sleeping through the night but gets up at 4:30 because she has to go to the bathroom. She learned to cry when she had to go because we took her out so often that she knew she wasn’t supposed to go in there. I would just try every couple of hours and then gradually increase it. You need to show him that during the night he gets out of his crate to go to the bathroom.

My puppy just barked at the door for the first time this week. She knew to go to the door after a week or two but had no clue how to make the door open.

You got him Monday, there is no way he would have gotten the hang of it by now. It’s just a lot of repetition and eventually he will get it.

Sorry about the sleep, it just comes with the territory of having a puppy. Just when you are about to have an absolute breakdown or right after you have a breakdown he will get it.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think 10 weeks is WAY too young to “hold it all night”!!! If he EVER goes in his crate, then you didn’t let him out enough. Dogs don’t soil crates unless they can’t help it.

When my Molly was a baby (we got her at 4 mos), we let her out twice during the night. i think that lasted about 6-8 weeks, then she was good.

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I’m so happy to see this thread! We just got a Wheaten Terrier 2 days ago and so we’re brand new to the crate training thing. He is great in the crate. Last night he cried for about 5 minutes, and then went right to sleep. He woke us up around 1 and I took him out but he didn’t do anything. When I brought him back in, he almost immediately had an accident in the crate even though he’d been fine all day. We changed his bedding, took him out again (nothing) and he slept through the rest of the night. We’re taking him out every time he comes out of the crate but I’ve yet to see him go outside and he’s had 3 accidents in the house now. We don’t scold him of course – just tell him no as soon as we see it and run him outside, but he just stands in the grass looking at me expectantly. I don’t know how to tell him what he’s supposed to be doing out there aside from eating grass!!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m really not one to offer advice, Quil was a superhero, and he never had an accident in the house.  Never not once.  He would walk around and cry when he was a very tiny puppy, and when we picked him up and put him in the grass, he just went.  Now, he barrels through the house, skids on the matt by the front door and touches the doorknob with his nose.

If you just keep putting him in the grass regularly, dogs are smart, he’ll get the message.  We did also pick up his food and water about an hour before bedtime though, and this made a big difference in his nighttime puppy bathroom habits.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I was really diligent when I got home last night – I took him out right away – nothing. put him back in the crate for 10 minutes and took him out again. Over and over probably 10 times. Finally, it’s getting close to bedtime so we figured one last try. I gave him a pep talk on the way downstairs and lo and behold he peed!! Brilliant!!

He woke me up at 1, went out and did it again, did it this morning when we got up and pooped outside after his breakfast! It’s a banner day. 🙂 I feel so much better. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re struggling with potty training right now.  Our 9 week old Maltese does GREAT in his crate, doesn’t whine at all.  But when he’s out he doesn’t give any signal he’s going to pee, he just does it.  He can be mid-run and just pee without stopping!  LOL  It’s driving us insane.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Congrats!!!  Hopefully this marks the beginning of the end of accidents in the house! 🙂

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