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|01-31-2019, 01:36 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Altamonte Springs Fl
New Puppy Potty Training Nightmare
5 weeks ago, my family and I brought home our second puppers (we already have a three year old that we successful housebroke). This new puppy is proving impossible to train!
She is 15 weeks old and 4.3 pounds. We have tried using a playpen, and she pees/poops wherever she wants in there. We have a small bed, food/water, and a pee pad in her playpen. There is no guarantee where she will go. We praise and use treats when she hits the pad.
When we take her outside, she will pee 60% of the time out there, but once it's close to bedtime (10pm), she won't pee or poop.
We feed her twice daily, 6am and 6pm. She poops 4-5 times daily! She is eating Hills Science Diet Puppy - and loves her food. We are not overfeeding her - we consulted with the vet.
She pooped twice in her small crate last night (she's crated 10pm-4:30a.m.) and has peed in it on numerous occasions. We have blocked half of the crate off so she only has room to turn around and stand up.
It's a crap shoot (literally!) as to when and where she will go. We put her in her playpen after eating, but she won't poop sometimes for HOURS. There is just no schedule, regardless of her feeding schedule.
Is she just untrainable? HELP!!
|02-01-2019, 10:16 AM||#2|
Yorkie mom of 3
Donating YT Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: LaPlata, Md
No dog is untrainable. Considering she should have stayed with her mom until 12 weeks think of her just being able to really start the potty training at 12 weeks. She is extremely young most pups arenít full trained until 7 or 8 months. It takes time and patience. You canít over feed a puppy really infact most people free feed. That sounds like a lot of poop though maybe you should try another food like Royal Canin or Wellness and see if it decrees. With mine they were outside potty trained and I would take them out every hour, after they woke up from a nap and after drinking water.
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