|Barked: Tue Jun 26, '12 2:11pm PST |
|If she has amply space in the mudroom and she isn't having accidents there, or when she's out in the house, I'd say she's probably most of the way there. Going right away when you take her outside is a pretty sure sign that she knows that's where she's supposed to go. Onyx stopped having accidents by three months so it's definitely possible, especially for large breeds, to be pretty well housetrained by her age. Onyx doesn't ask to go out unless he really, really needs to go so I don't take not asking as a sign that the dog isn't housebroken unless they're having accidents.
Gunner makes a really good point though. Just because a dog is housetrained doesn't mean it's trustworthy unsupervised in your house. I would never leave a four month old puppy alone unconfined in my house. Aside from the possibility of damages, the pup could hurt or even kill itself if it gets into something dangerous. Whether she's fully housebroken or not, I'd keep leaving her somewhere safe when you're not home, and taking her out regularly for potty breaks.
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