|Barked: Thu Apr 28, '11 5:22am PST |
|Is she still pottying in her crate after you made it smaller? Do you have puppy pads in the crate with her? Are you tethering?
Clancy is 3 months and hasn't had an accident in about a month, what I did, and what seems to work best, is to keep an eye on them constantly and keep them pretty confined. I still do not allow him to have full run of the house, currently I'm in the office he's in the office, etc.
Some dogs need more confinement than others, but what is important is to keep being diligent, AND keep being consistent. If you're going to tether, tether 100% of the time, if you don't use your method 100% of the time you're going to confuse you're puppy and that is going to set you back further and frustrate you both.
Make sure you're ALWAYS watching her, if you can't watch her, crate her, and have her outside like she is an 8 week old, after naps, after play, after eating/drinking, and just whenever she begins to get antsy. It's work, but if you're truly consistent most puppies will respond quickly and start making progress. Clancy was pretty good by 9 weeks and has not had an accident in the last month.
Hang in there puppy hood can have its frustrating momemnts
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