Starting to doubt my dog will ever be potty trained
March 7, 2014 10:53 PM Subscribe
I must be doing something wrong, because I can't seem to house train my 4 month old puppy.
posted by long haired child to Pets & Animals (21 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Things we are already doing:
1)keeping a regular schedule with mealtimes
2)praising him and treating him when he goes in the right place
3)never scolding him when he goes inside, just cleaning it up with a proper enzyme cleaner
4) Crate training
5)Have had him seen by a vet to check for any health problems
The good thing is he's never had an accident inside his crate, and can easily hold it for 3 hours during the day inside his crate.
The bad thing is that he does not seem to grok that inside is not ok. He goes outside just fine. But then we'll come inside and he'll do a little wee a little bit later. The only way we don't have any accidents is if I take him outside every half hour.
How does a dog go from "Its nice to go potty and poop outside and inside" to "only outside is ok!"?
I am at a loss and feeling very frustrated. I love my dog so much and I'm committed to him even if this is how it's going to be forever, but I really hope it wont be so. Please help me.