New puppy is a noon-pooper
September 1, 2011 5:20 PM Subscribe
New puppy house training issues... Well the GF and I fell in love with a small dog at the local humane society, and being new to this and living in a small apartment and both having jobs that take us away from the home during the days, we were happy to be told that she was 2 years old and pretty well house trained. It wasn't until we were going over all the details that we find out she's only ~7 months old. Obligatory pic, awwww.....
posted by garethspor to Pets & Animals (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So she doesn't seem to have any accidents when we're around. We give her plenty of attention and walks. But when we're gone at work, with regularity, she'll poop and pee on the kitchen floor.
We've only had her for a week or so and I'm sure all of this is normal and it will get easier, but I just want to make sure I'm being the best puppy guardian I can be...
Every time we've seen her poop, it seems to be around noon, which is when we're most likely to be gone. We have a crate for her, and she's taken well to it, but don't want to confine her to it all day as we think that would be excessive. She's penned in in the kitchen which has crummy old linoleum floor, so no risk of great danger when it happens, but it's behavior we'd like to correct.
There's lots of information on house training out there, but I'm hoping somebody could chime in on our specific situation, i.e. new adoption, puppy, but not a new born (~7 months), home alone 4-6 hours, 3-4 days/week