Housetraining a pup: Ready to just buy a couple of corks
November 28, 2007 8:27 PM Subscribe
Another puppy housetraining question. She'll be 1yo in three weeks and she's still having accidents.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders to Pets & Animals (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This is a labradoodle we got at about four months. The person who gave her to us told us she was housebroken. No. She peed and pooped everywhere. Including her bed (we don't crate her, her room is a small laundry room.) She has no problem peeing where she sleeps.
From the beginning we've given her regular, frequent walks, rewarded her for getting it done outside, kept her confined to small areas of the house, etc. Even with all this, she would do things like (after a long walk) pee right next to my wife in the kitchen, which is one of her confinement areas. If she escaped from the kitchen she'd run upstairs and pee there, often on someone's bed. Recently we thought we had her finally trained, as she hasn't had an accident in the house for a couple of months. Then 2 days ago she pooped on the first floor at 7 a.m. (after having been walked (and pooping) around midnight the night before). This morning (again, after a late night walk) she came upstairs and peed on my daughter's carpet. I feel like we're backsliding to some very bad old days and we're getting frustrated, although we love this dog.
She's been checked out by the vet and nothing physical is wrong. She was fixed about a month ago.
Any ideas? I'll try to answer questions to clarify things as necessary.