|Barked: Thu Feb 21, '08 8:31am PST |
|Thank you so much for your help, Rambo! I think we will try to follow the same idea. I've read so many positive things about crate training, so we'll definitely get on that soon.
I am proud to say that last night was an accident free night, and it was only his second night home @ 8 weeks! I'm home this week (I'm a full time substitute teacher, but this week is a mini winter break) so I was able to take him out every half hour or so -- mostly when he first woke up from a nap, had eaten, just finished playing, etc. Last night we took him out to pee/poop just before bed around 9pm, and he snuggled up on the pillow by the bed to sleep when we went to bed. Around 11:15pm, I heard him whine, so I immediately got up and rushed him outside, where he peed. Yay! He came back in and went to bed and didn't wake up again or whine until the alarm went off. This time daddy took him right out and he peed. No pee/poop accidents overnight, though, so I'm glad that I heard him whine at 11 and took him out.
As far as peeing goes, we're seeming to get that down ok. But it's the poop schedule I've not figured out yet. He doesn't poo every single time he pees, and I've read advice that when you take them out, to not come back in until they've done their business. I take Winston out and he'll always pee, but I never know if he needs to poo or not or if I should wait longer or if he doesn't need to poo just then. Know what I mean? It's only day 3 with him, so I'm sure we'll figure that schedule out, but I really appreciate any suggestions. Rambo, your advice was very helpful and we'll try to put that into action! Next week I'll be back at work, and both of us work 8 hours, so I'm hoping to get a crate today and do the best we can.
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