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|03-10-2014, 10:50 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2014
Potty Morning Routine - Help me Plan!
I get my new Yorkie in about a week. I live in an apartment and definitely want to do indoor training. I have purchased both pads and a potty patch because I am not sure which one is easier or which one it will be drawn to.
My issue is that I know I will be walking the dog twice a day anyway (once in morning and once in evening). I realize a yorkie puppy needs to go potty probably 6-8 times a day, so two daily walks won't suffice for potty needs. I've trained my previous dogs to go outdoors because I figured they needed exercise anyway and they are naturally drawn to marking and smelling other dogs' scents. However, I'm against the idea of making it hold it all day long.
I do work 9 hours a day (7am to 4pm), but I will be able to break that up by coming home mid day (either between 10 and 11 or between 2-3) or having my maid come by (to either change the pads or walk).
What should my morning routine look like before I go to work?
-take to pee pad or potty patch area (my second bathroom is already designated and set up with baby gate)
-put in exercise pen for 5 hours before heading home on my lunch
Please give me your input. Also, I don't want to use a small crate unless the crate is inside the exercise pen or the bathroom (baby gate). I don't want it to get in habit of soiling crate. Also, I realize some people might criticize me for working 9 hours a day and getting a puppy. The good news is I'm a teacher and a homebody, so I get summers and holidays to spend with it.
Last edited by letunstall; 03-10-2014 at 10:54 PM. Reason: add on
|exercise pen, house breaking, pee pads, potty training indoors|