My Coton Teenie is now 21 weeks old. I'm essentially crate training him and have him tethered to me or something strong when he's not in his crate. He sleeps well through the night.
There are times when he will signal to me he needs to go potty. He still has accidents about once a week. How old does he have to be before he's house trained? Will he at some point as he matures make the connection to "tell me" he needs to potty rather than having an accident? Are there other things I should be doing to train him to tell me he needs to go potty?
Any ideas and comments are welcome as I'm new to the world of puppies!
House Training-A Step Backwards
Teenie, my 14 week old male was doing really well letting us know when he needs to go do his business. However, in the last 2 days he's taken a step backwards and has multiple pee accidents in the house. He has given us no warning like he was starting to do. Has anyone else had a similar problem?
My 4 month old dog will only go potty at home.
(Redwood city ca)
My sweet baby Lila 4 months old will only pee and poo at home. Never on walks or when we are out. We have to rush her home to eliminate. Is this normal? What should we do?
Help with house training
My coton, Teenie is just 12 weeks old. I take him out as soon as he wakes up and for the most part he pees/poos. If he doesn't, I take him out again in about 15 min. He's pretty good about telling me he needs to pee but misses telling me he needs to poo many times. He doesn't always need to poo after he eats. Sometimes he'll go for hours before he poos after eating. But, sometimes, even after a bite or two (then he stops eating) and within about 20 minutes o fhis morning pooing, he'll poo again, but doesn't give me any warning so of course he's pooing inside.
I know this is my fault, but honestly I turned my back for 30 seconds and it was too late. I guess I had thought since he pooed already and only ate a bite or two he wouldn't need to poo again for 15-20 minutes or so. Help...what am I doing wrong or is it he's still too young?
STARTS GOING IN HOUSE AFTER HEAVY RAINS
Bill is housebroken and does wonderfully. We keep a tinkle pad in the laundry room for him to use if he needs to go before we get back and that is the only time he uses it. . . . . . .UNTIL we have bad weather. I understand him not wanting to go out with the yard flooded, but after a few days of rain and it clears he keeps going on the pad in the house! He goes out for 30 or 45 min. then comes in and uses the pad. He also quits ringing his bell to go out. I don't know what we will do when it gets really cold and snows. Any suggestions? Oh Bill is 18 months old.
Crate Training/Potty Training
Our 4 month old Coton puppy soils herself daily in her crate. She gets let out every 4 hours (I drive home from work to do this) but seems to enjoy lying in her pee and poo each day and won't go much when I take her outside during the day.
She does well and goes outside just fine when we are home, but loves to soil herself when in her crate. She sleeps and eats in the crate as per our vet/trainers advice. The crate is small to keep her from wanting to soil it. She doesn't have any food or water in her crate as to give her more "fluids" to soil.
I hate to add negativity to this "wonderful" breed, but our experiences has been so far from wonderful it's heartbreaking . . . I'm tired of 2 months of daily bathing of my pee/poo covered puppy. Can anyone offer help or suggestions?
I can not get Coton de Tulear to stop going potty in the house.
My Coton de Tulear is almost 5 years old. We have had him for 3 years. The people who raised him never taught him to go potty outside. Bottom line is they were too lazy to take him out because they lived in an apartment. Now this dog pees anywhere he gets the urge. He doesn't pooh inside, just hikes his leg. We have tried everything..rewarding him, making a loud noise when we see him hike is leg, taking him outside many times a day. We can't even put him in a cage because he hikes where he sleeps too. I bought one of those pee straps that cover his little thingy and he still does it. Even when we take him outside in the backyard, he would rather hike on the deck with all our furniture than go in the yard. He is ruining our furniture inside and out. Aside from that he is perfect, but Im not sure how much more I can take. I would hate to give him away because I wouldn't want someone spanking him or abusing him because it is really constant. Not every day..but every week.
Pixie is 8 weeks here
Pixie is 4 months old. She is rarely left alone and is taken out regularly. She still has no problem going inside the house and has never let us know she needs to go out.
We are the proud pawrents of an adorable 3 month old Coton (Minnie) who was rescued from an unfortunate backyard breeder situation when she was 2 months old (we got her at 10 weeks).
This is our first small dog (we have German Shepherds who are very easy to housebreak)and I'm starting to get a little worried. After 3 weeks, she won't go in her crate, is sleeping about 6 hours straight at night, will potty outside if you catch her and get her out there, but shows NO UNDERSTANDING THAT POTTYING INSIDE IS WRONG OR THAT SHE'S WILLING TO GIVE AN INDICATION THAT SHE WANTS TO GO OUTSIDE. She just starts running in circles, squats, and pees wherever.
Need help for house breaking puppy
We have had Lily for 4 weeks. We have had 5 accidents in the home. All our fault. We take her out first thing in the morning. After breakfast, all naps (in crate) after dinner and right before bed. We carry her right out of the crate straight to her out door spot. "Potty Lily" . She goes , we praise and back in we go.
I was expecting by this point she would learn to go to the kitchen door and lets us know. We were told to carry her out vs letting her walk out. I decided today to let her walk out of her crate. She ran to the laundry room and peed on the rug.
I laughed, as this is the room her water and food stay and she chose to pee in there. It is a very large laundry room but the last room I thought she would aim for. What is everyone else's experience? She is 4.5 months old.
pooping & peeing in house
My Coton is 10 months, potty trained to go outside. Most of the time he will sit by the door when he needs to go out, but lately he will also just go pee & poop on the carpet whenever he choses. I don't know what to do.
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