|Barked: Mon Sep 3, '12 3:11pm PST |
Patty is now 7 months old and a Lhasa Apso x Toy Poodle so she is quite small.
She can hold her pee for around 12 hours during the night and whilst I am at work (although it is more like 8-9 hours, 12 is if an emergency has arisen!) and we've had no accidents now for about 4 months (until today!).
How often should she be going out when I'm at home in the evening? I take her out about every two hours at the moment which equates to about 5 times in the evening with one of these being a walk and I want to reduce this as the colder weather sets in. The only problem is that she doesn't give any signal at the back door that she needs to go (probably because it's been open all summer) and tonight it was shut, I was upstairs sorting out some washing and she peed right next to the door.
I know we need to get back into a routine and work train her to bark at the door, but I wondered if 5 times in the evening is too much even for a young small dog?
Patty's Mummi xx
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