|Barked: Sat May 21, '05 8:09pm PST |
|Usually when a dog goes potty on his sleeping area, it either means that he's sick, or he's not being let out often. If he is a young puppy, he can't hold his urges as well as adult dogs.
If you don't think he's sick, try using this guide as a rule of thumb:
An inactive puppy (sitting in a crate) will only be able to hold as many hours as his age in months, up to 8 hours.
An active puppy (playing or runing around) will need to go at lest twice as often as when he's inactive.
Since your puppy is 4 months old, you need to take him out at least every 4 hours when he's in the crate. If he's not in the crate, you will need to take him out at least once every 2 hours.
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