– At our training facility
our instructors get to chat with hundreds of new puppy
owners every single month. And today I’m going to tell
you about the four most common, little oversights that people have, even when they’re doing
everything else right, when it comes to house training. But those little oversights are completely de-railing their training. So we’re gonna talk about that today. I’m Ken Steepe and welcome
back to McCann Dogs. (guitar strum) (puppy bark) If this is your first time on the channel and you consider your dog
a member of the family, then you’re gonna want to
hit that subscribe button. We publish new videos every single week to help you spend some
quality time with your four-legged family member. Let’s take care of the easy one first. And that’s supervision inside. We all know that anytime you’re
house training your puppy and you have them out of their crate, that you need to be
monitoring them closely. If they sneak away while
you’re playing on your phone and they have an accident in the house, that’s not their mistake. It’s actually your mistake. So you need to be sure that every moment that puppy
is out of their crate, that you are engaged with them, you’re watching them closely for any signs that maybe they need to go outside. And that leads to the second thing that I wanted to talk about. And that’s the routine of
going inside and outside. Before you put your puppy in your crate for any length of time,
they need to go outside. If you come home from work
or you come get your puppy and you’re gonna take them
out and have a play session, you need to immediately take that puppy up and take them outside. They’re most likely to feel
like they have an opportunity to have an accident in the house, after they come out of their crate. And for puppies, a common
time to make a mistake is after a big play session. So maybe you’ve played
some tug with your puppy, or you know, played some response to name, or luring them around, or teaching them a new trick, or whatever. Once you’ve done playing
that play session, take them outside, let them have a piddle. Then you can bring them back
in and put them in their crate so they can have a rest. But it’s really important
that after they’ve been up really high and have been really excited, that as they’re coming
down, you’ve given them the opportunity to go outside so that they don’t have
that accident in the house. Next let’s talk about outside supervision. Now this is a really
important one and this is a very common place for
people to make a mistake, even though they think they’re
doing everything right. When you go to take your puppy outside and allow them to go
outside to go for a pee, the last thing you want to be doing is sliding open that back door and allowing them out to the backyard, even though it’s enclosed and it’s safe, unsupervised. Puppies have really short attention spans and the last thing your puppy
is going to be thinking about is going pee, if there
are leaves blowing around, or maybe there’s kids
playing beyond the fence, or maybe there’s a dog
in the yard beside yours. You really don’t want to let your puppy out of that back yard with
all those distractions when you know that your
intention is for them to go outside to have a pee. So attach your six foot leash and head outside with your puppy. You’re gonna go to the area
that you want them to pee at in the future. Maybe you have a section of your yard or an area around your building
that you want your puppy to go at. And you’re gonna head
out directly to that spot and stand totally still. You’re not gonna engage with the puppy. You’re just gonna let them go out there and find their spot and then have a pee. Now, if they still fail to have a pee, even if you’re standing
out there with them and you’ve been totally quiet, it’s not uncommon for
a puppy to, you know, all of a sudden, have
this burst of energy. So, the best thing you
can do at that point is scoop your puppy up. After you’ve given them a
long time to have their pee, you haven’t been engaging, you’re just gonna scoop them
up and take them inside. You’re gonna put them
right back in their crate and close that door just
for a couple of minutes. Once your puppy realizes
that it’s not up to them when it’s time to play, you’re gonna take your
puppy back out of that crate and straight back outside, doing
the same process as before. It’s really important that your
puppy doesn’t start to learn that every time I get to go
outside it’s really, really fun. So whether I go pee,
or I play with a leaf, all I wanna do is get out there. Your puppy needs to know
that every time you’re taking them outside to go have a pee, that they have a job to do. Now if you have a puppy
who’s still having accidents inside their crate, then
it’s time to take a look at what’s inside their crate. Puppies can be real opportunists. So if you put your puppy
in a crate with a huge bed or a great big fluffy blanket, they’re way more likely to
have an accident on that. If your puppy is going through
the house training process, it’s best to not have
anything in their crate that they can pee on and
then stuff to the side. Now I know that we all
think that we need to have a great big bed for our puppy
so that they’re comfortable. But nowadays, the plastic
crates are really comfortable on the bottom, very flat, and wire crates also have a plastic tray. But make sure that there is a flat surface on the bottom of your puppy’s crate before you decide to
take their bedding out. For us, our puppies sort of earn the opportunity to have some bedding. And we might go from a
flat, plastic puppy crate once they’ve had a couple
of weeks of success, we’ll put in like, a beach
towel or something like that. Now if you have any other
questions about house training or unusual situations, drop them in the comments below. We have a really active community and we’re always checking
our comments section to see if we can help out our viewers. Now I really hope you
found this video helpful and I hope it speeds up
your house training process. If this is your first time on the channel, make sure you hit that subscribe button. We publish new videos every single week to help you spend some quality time with your four-legged family member. That card beside me is actually a playlist of videos that our Grade
One students have found really helpful and I think
you’ll find it helpful too. On that note, I’m Ken, happy training. (instrumental music) ♪ I know you mean it ♪

Puppy Potty Training- The 4 Reasons It Isn’t Working – Professional Dog Training Tips

100 thoughts on “Puppy Potty Training- The 4 Reasons It Isn’t Working – Professional Dog Training Tips

  • May 25, 2019 at 3:44 am
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    Still not sure what to do next? Here is a Puppy Potty Training playlist that may answer some of your questions: https://youtu.be/L1KqfQOSrKs?list=PL7BBgLulherkDs-Zi5TTSxcJq8QCHMLRj
    Happy Training! ~Ken

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  • September 11, 2019 at 5:03 pm
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    So I have two puppies that are both 9 weeks old and I'm having a hard time getting them to learn that when they go outside they need to poop or pee they tend to play a lot and what happens as well they will poop outside and then once they come back in they poop again immediately what should I do

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  • September 12, 2019 at 10:34 am
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    Hi my puppy is 3 months old and she already does her potty in the pad but I was waiting for her full shots to be given so I can take her outside. I been taking her outside and doing what saids in the video but still she doesn’t potty. What should I do?

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  • September 12, 2019 at 10:37 am
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    I take my puppy out and he does his bussiness. And then come in and give min layer he will pee again. What should I do

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  • September 13, 2019 at 10:25 am
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    When am I supposed to start training? I have a pit. And he's 1 month the mom stop nursing so the lady have them up and now I have him and I take him out but he's like a horse peeing all around the house and do not pee in pads no matter how many I put.

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  • September 13, 2019 at 10:47 am
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    I’m moving in with my boyfriend and his roommate’s dog is super stubborn. The roommates are moving out so I’ll be taking over the dog. From what I’ve been told he holds it while outside no matter how long he’s out there, then you bring him in he’ll use the restroom. He also is prone to use the restroom on the couch every now and then. I’m hoping this video can help but if there’s any other tips you can give I’ll gladly listen

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  • September 15, 2019 at 3:22 pm
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    I have inherited my daughter’s 7 year old puggle. She likes to go upstairs and do her business in my other daughter’s room and she’s not real picky where, the bed, the rugs and or any clothes left on the floor. We let her out regularly, about every 2/3 hours. This morning I let her out and when she came in she positioned herself over clothes I was folding. What can I do?

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  • September 16, 2019 at 4:16 am
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    I learned my phone must be listening to me. I've looked nothing up. I've typed nothing …. I told my daughter that our pup should not be still peeing in the house…her not cleaning the messes is what is happening… and then this pops up

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  • September 17, 2019 at 5:00 am
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    Great tips

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  • September 17, 2019 at 1:38 pm
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    My one month old puppy always pee on the bed. What im gonna do

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  • September 17, 2019 at 6:49 pm
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    I found this video very helpful. Thank you

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  • September 18, 2019 at 12:47 pm
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    My puppy won’t pee when I am in the same room or area as him. It doesn’t matter if I’m directly watching him or not. I’ve tried turning my back or looking away but it doesn’t work. Then when we get inside the moment I step into another room to use the bathroom or grab something he will pee.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 1:04 pm
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    What to do if my dog who is a year and a half poops in the cage while I’m at work?

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  • September 18, 2019 at 5:53 pm
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    I took my puppy out to use the bathroom and stood in the same spot for about 10 minutes and he didn’t use it but as soon as I got back home he peed. What did I do wrong ? 🙁

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  • September 18, 2019 at 8:40 pm
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    i’ve had my puppy for 5 days and i want him primarily to go toilet outside on the grass but the last couple of days it’s been wet and raining so i can’t take him out, so we’ve been putting puppy pads in the laundry which do work, however i’m worried this will mess up the ‘going outside’ plan!

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  • September 19, 2019 at 5:09 am
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    My dog is almost 2 years old and knows to go outside but lately it seems hes doing his business inside out of spite. I clean like crazy so theres no pee or poop smell. I punish him when he goes inside and i praise him and give him yummies when he goes outside. I dont know what to do. Im so frustrated

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  • September 19, 2019 at 9:54 am
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    I need help ! I can’t go around the clock and the puppy just goes on the floor all night long while I sleep .
    Also, when she goes out to her pee spot she doesn’t let all of her pee out. She will go but for some reason intentionally holds some in ??? Because she will go then come in and pee on the floor again anyway!!!!!!!!!! She is exhausting me .
    Any advice before I have no choice but to put her back where I got her from?

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  • September 19, 2019 at 5:04 pm
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    From day one at 8wks old my pup has never peed or pooped in her crate. She acts as though she refuses to pee or poop in there. And my crate is actually for a large dog.. Poor on cash so it's what I use and she is now 3 months and one week old she is perfectly content in there with door open or shut. NOW I have been working with her consistently in not peeing and pooping in the house and she will not break. When she was 7 weeks she would whine to go out and now she dies one minute to go out then the next time she doesn't and just goes out if sure and goes.. SHE is confusing me. Lol just when I think we are good she will go inside. I will take outside to pee and poop and she will pee and u give her 3 maybe 5 minutes sometimes more (I live in town where i only have an extremely small small square of a yard TINY AREA), SHE WILL Pee and I take her inside and then she poops 2 minutes later. Or she will pee and poop outside and 5 minutes later she pees in the house. And I keep my eye on her and she still sends no signal and u sit down to watch TV per say and she will instantly go somewhere and pee or poop.its like she waits for me to turn my head. What can I do?

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  • September 19, 2019 at 8:40 pm
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    My puppy is 4 months old. His crate is his perfect size and he’s still defecates in it and gets it all over himself. DAILY. Like clock work. We take him outside, he stands there, plays with leaves or stares at us. We will wait 30 minutes for him to do something and he doesn’t so we just assume he doesn’t have to go. We bring him inside and he IMMEDIATELY craps in the floor. I’m at the end of my rope. I’m to the point I don’t want a puppy anymore because I obviously don’t know what I’m doing.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 9:47 pm
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    I take my puppy out first thing in the morning and when we get home from work. She does her business outside then, but throughout the rest of the day, she goes in the house. I go outside with her and bring her back in and then back out when she's playing around. I'm not really sure what else to do.

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  • September 23, 2019 at 6:12 am
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    This makes sense! Thank you!

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  • September 24, 2019 at 1:19 am
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    My puppy seems to go potty best when he goes on a walk. It's not a specific spot. What I see from the video, you want a specific spot. Also, it's hard to watch the puppy non stop, I feel bad just leaving him in his crate. How much should he be out of the kennel?

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  • September 24, 2019 at 3:30 am
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    I have this 3 month old Frenchie and she pees on my bed, blankets and pillows. I take her on her pad and tell her to go then take her outside and she doesn't go until she's on anything soft. idk what to do. ii need help

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  • September 24, 2019 at 6:51 pm
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    How do I get him to tell me when he needs to go? When I take him out he pees on command every time. But I see no signs of him going to the door to let me know. He is 3 1/2 mo Standard Poodle. Is it too early to expect him to let me know?

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  • September 24, 2019 at 7:25 pm
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    Sir, just for advice, you talk too fast, but Im sorry Im not native american or English speaker. I love your tutorial but it wouldnt be better if you just talk slowly? No hard feelings, just giving my insight. Anyway, thank you for giving me tips on how to house train my puppy.

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  • September 27, 2019 at 3:16 pm
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    U say pee only a fer millón times

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  • September 27, 2019 at 10:00 pm
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    My dog pees in the house and when she goes out she knows what to do at most times. But I notice when we go on walks she doesn’t pee but rather as soon as she comes in the house she lets itall out. What do I do?

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  • September 28, 2019 at 1:11 am
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    Hi, I need help! I have a 6 month old Cockapoo who I got about 6 weeks ago. We have a doggie door and he sleeps on a crate. For the first 12 days he was home, he learned to use the doggie door and would go outside on his own to potty. Then, he started having accidents in the house. I started taking him myself first thing in the morning to a spot on the side of the house to potty and he would so I do it after work and after a walk (won’t potty on a walk) and before bed. Still, he would turn around and go in the house just about every day plus, he won’t go outside the doggie door at all on his own!! He’s now dependent of me taking him out and that defeats having the doggie door. I’ve tried to not punish him, to shame him, and to rub his nose in it but nothing has worked 😏 I’m desperate please help! Thank you

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  • September 28, 2019 at 9:26 pm
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    I have a 5 month old puppy. That hates leashes but needs to be on one due to apartment living. How do I get her to like her leash and to get her to go potty outside

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  • September 29, 2019 at 2:57 am
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    I have a pitbull lab mix and he whines just before he pees or poos on the floor no other warning signs. They also nip at our faces and when ever we take them out he either tries to eat my shoes or doesn't go and when its been a while well take him back inside, the momment hes inside they'll walk to the bathroom pee outside the door then find a towel and make a mountain 💩

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  • September 30, 2019 at 2:05 am
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    I do this exactly for 5 months now ( just saw this video so Im glad I've been going about it correctly) I have 4 dogs, but my latest puppy doesn't t know how to ask to go out. she will pee or poop in front of me or hide or sometimes she goes to the door so lots of accidents in the house . ( I did teach my one dog 1 time to ring a bell on the door and she got it 1st try) she holds it in the cage no accidents in there, and she will ask to go out from in the cage, but free ; she doesn't do that ( I never scold her for accidents, I just let her out or crate her after) not sure what to do, I did show her the bell on the door but she doesn't get it! she seems very intelligent so not sure why she isn't figuring this out

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  • September 30, 2019 at 2:46 am
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    Hello! I trained my puppy at home using the crate training technique. When she goes over to other people’s houses she seems to forget that she goes outside now. What can I do about that? I tried to keep her on the house lead but sometimes I not available and the other family members aren’t so reliable with the house lead.

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  • September 30, 2019 at 8:46 am
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    Don't usually have issues but new puppy now 12 mths will just sit in it. She goes wherever she is at the time she wants to go. I've had better success training 4 week old puppies than this girl.

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  • September 30, 2019 at 9:50 am
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    my dog is nearly a year old, he's a Lab/Boxer mix. he has no bedding in his crate still, but he still pees in it. he also barks a lot while in his crate which leads to TONS of slobber being launched out of the door of the crate which creates a large puddle of slobber of the floor in front of him

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  • October 1, 2019 at 1:22 am
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    My puppy is doing good with no accidents in the house except for every time I say do you have to go outside, the second I say do you have to go outside he instantaneously starts peeing wherever he is, anybody else have this problem?

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  • October 1, 2019 at 5:18 am
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    What about dogs that piddle when excited? Is there a way to train multiple dogs at once? Or can you only do one at a time

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  • October 1, 2019 at 5:26 am
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    Hi! I know the question is alittle late but I got a GS PUPPY she’s 9 weeks and I’m having a really hard time with her. I’ve had her for about 5 days now but she doesn’t listen at all. I call her by her name, whistle and make the kissy noises but she won’t even turn to me 🤔
    Since she is a puppy I was keeping her in my room but I woke up to a bunch of poops and pee’s on the floor. Even if I left a mat she would literally poop next to it but not on it 🤦🏽‍♂️ I’ve been keeping her in an open cage inside a puppy play pen so she can have some space to walk around but under the front porch with pillows and blankets and at first she would cry and cry for hours but now she’s gotten pretty used to it. Although today ( she did it 2 times )
    I noticed she doesn’t go potty until I let her out of the cage. She runs out the little gate , INTO the house and goes potty somewhere inside the house. . .

    I bought her snacks to try to train her but she just try’s to attack me for them lol 🤷🏾‍♀️
    Please tell me what I might be doing wrong.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 3:18 pm
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    Not sure if you guys still check comments but I've had my dog for almost a year and she still is refusing to train. I finally got her to go on a rewashable pee mat but after she's gone on it she doesn't like to reuse it so she'll go to the other side of the room and pee there or she'll go on a towel. If there's no bed in her crate she still pees in there as well. I had bought her diapers but she's an olde English bulldogge and has a little tail stub so she can just slide them off. I'm at a complete loss. I also have a lot of troubles with her aggression wise but I feel like I should only take on one thing at a time so I don't overwhelm her or myself. Any tips or anything at all would really be appreciated. I'll try things suggested in this video as well.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 3:42 pm
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    I have a 8 week yorkie puppy. She was already puppy pad trained when I got her. She uses to her puppy pad often, but still has accidents. They’re usually more often when shes not getting all the attention! She also whines and barks the entire time I put her in her crate when I have to leave for class, I come back and she’s always peed or done #2 in there! Even it’s just a 15 minute grocery run!

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  • October 3, 2019 at 2:45 am
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    So I need serious help ! Lol please! I just a Yorkshire terrier , 1 year old thats was on a totally different schedule with his previous owner so I knew I would have a bathroom problem but nothing I try is working 😩 I got him on Saturday, on that day he peed and pooped in the house I just turned my back for 1 second . Then on Sunday . So Monday I fel bad leaving him in his crate when I went to work for 8 hrs so I bared off a section of the house for him … well that was short lived , some how her got through and went on a peeing and pooping spree all over the house . Then I decided that he definitely needs to remain in the crate when I go to work and I read up that from 1 and up they can go a little longer with potting as long as they adjust to their schedule so Tuesday I mad sure and got up really early and fed him then let Hume sit I. The crate for his food to digest then I took him out before I left and he did good he pooped and peed but then when I got home he got out the crate and greeted me at the front door 🤦🏽‍♀️and the whole house was pooped and peed in again , turns out I didn’t secure the crate that well , so Today rolls around Wednesday and I do the same thing I get up early feed him let it digest then took him out where he pooped and peed when I got home he was in the crate and I was so excited because I felt like I accomplished something until I walked closer to the crate he pooped and peed all over his crate All on his blanket 🤢 .so then I looked up his crate size and realized maybe it’s a little to big for him so I put his divider in to lesson the space he has in the crate. I need guidance . I feel bad leaving him in the crate now but I’m so scared to take him out not knowing that outcome and no nervous I come home to him rolled in poop

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  • October 3, 2019 at 4:35 am
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    Do you recommend the puppy being in a crate at all times except to potty / and play sessions ?

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  • October 4, 2019 at 10:45 pm
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    I have a 1 year 4 month and 3 day old blue merle collie and he's still having accidents in the house… He can be outside for more than an hour come back in and wee and pooh in the kitchen… HELP PLEASE?

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  • October 9, 2019 at 2:34 pm
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    I have a 1 year old beagle bulldog that I've had since she was 10 weeks. She has serious anxiety, and will mostly only poop in her crate, sometimes also pees. Now I've heard that dogs aren't supposed to like laying in there own excrement but she has. I take her out for walks, put her outside for awhile, I constantly watch her inside when shes out but she will still sometimes have accidents inside the house. Any suggestions how I can help her calm down or not go in her crate? I have talked to her vet an a trainer but nothing has worked..

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  • October 9, 2019 at 8:13 pm
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    My wife and I have a 12 week old tiger brindle gs mix. We rescued him at 6.5 weeks from a horrible living situation from people who had no idea what to do with a litter and who also separated the litter from the mother at 5 weeks. Since he spent the first weeks of his life in a chicken coop, he had access to the outdoors for doing his business. He has only ever had a couple accidents in the house but we never had to teach him to go outside with treats etc. We have only ever given him praise. He will actually take himself out if the door is open and then come back in. We have been very lucky in this sense. At 12 weeks he is already listening to commands and is already learning to do his business on command and will sit by the door when he needs to go.

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  • October 10, 2019 at 1:46 am
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    Idk if this will get a response but my dog is a year old and still isn't fully potty trained. He knows to pee outside and does every time I take him out. But he never ever poops outside no matter how long we stay out there. He's pooped outside like once this year and that was because I was lucky and caught him right before he went on the floor. I caught him again yesterday and took him out immediately after and he wouldn't go. Came inside and put him in his cage for a few minutes then took him out again and still no. As soon as I left for a few minutes he went on the floor. He still pees inside sometimes too but it's not often and I think that's because I need a more strict going outside schedule. He's still not crate trained and idk if he ever will be, he has bad anxiety and shows a lot of signs of stress whenever I close him in it. I am working on showing him it's a good positive place now though so hopefully that helps. Anyway does anyone know of a way I can get him to poop outside? My mom told me I should just take his poop off of the floor and put it outside where I want him to go and honestly though it's gross I might try it because I really don't know what else to do. Sorry this is long but if you read it and know how to help please reply! When I first got him I was bad with training and that is totally on me but now I realize how important it is and have been trying my best to get on top of it and could use some help.

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  • October 10, 2019 at 12:34 pm
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    Hello, this is my first time on your channel. We just got a Havanese puppy (12 weeks old). We crate him at night (he sleeps straight through the night!), and several times during the day when he gets tired. Otherwise we only let him access to our family room. He has never fouled his crate. We are trying to potty train him to go in s specific grassy area of our yard, where we set up a small dog “pen”. When he leaves his crate, or after eating we place him in this area to potty. If he goes we praise him and give him a treat. However he still has accidents in the family room, sometimes right after going outside. We are a little stumped at this behavior. What are we doing wrong?

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  • October 14, 2019 at 6:03 pm
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    Our puppy has been house broken and won't pee inside with us home, unless it is overnight, while we sleep. I have done everything you said here. He pees in his kennel, now in a diaper, since he was getting skin issues from getting pee on him and having to bathe or cleanse his skin so frequently. He is fixed, which once was done he was good for 4 days and hasn't been good overnight or while we are at work.

    He also recently started pooping in his kennel. This is even if he poops right before bedtime.

    I have tried positive reainforcement for when he is good, exercise, discipline, etc.

    He doesn't have a dog bed because of his behavior. We believe he is still marking his territory, but are unsure and at this point are clueless as to what to do now.

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  • October 15, 2019 at 6:39 pm
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    You have a fire hydrant in your yard??

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  • October 17, 2019 at 3:48 am
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    Hi. My family and I just recently got a puppy. When we go outside to let him use the restroom he tends to want to eat the dirt in our yard. How do you prevent a puppy from eating dirt?

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  • October 17, 2019 at 4:31 pm
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    Our pup is about 12 weeks old(we don`t know exactly as he is a mixed breed rescue pup) he has peeing outside mastered but he hasn`t pooping we are following all the steps at a loss.

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  • October 17, 2019 at 6:57 pm
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    Could you please do a video on how inhumane to keep your dog in a crate THE WHOLE day? I'm just shocked to find out so many people think it's OK to keep their dog in a crate for more than 9 hours. Isn't it like being in a prison? A little fenced in area with water and toy inside a house would be better if they are going to leave their dog at home…but, please no crate for you dog's sake! That's really awful!

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  • October 18, 2019 at 7:05 pm
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    Plz help us. We have the puppy I've always wanted. And we just can't seem to get him potty trained. I love this little/ big guy. And he's just not getting it.

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  • October 20, 2019 at 1:13 pm
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    How old does my puppy need to be when I start house training?????

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  • October 21, 2019 at 4:51 pm
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    I have an 18 week old puppy.i always supervise her outside and reward her for weeing in the garden so I know she goes. She rarely has an accident in her crate overnight but if she’s playing she needs to wee every 20/30 minutes and then doesn’t always make it outside. Help!

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  • October 22, 2019 at 11:56 am
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    My 1-year-old poodle has access to trees in the concrete courtyard where everything else is concrete, no open green spaces on the whole long street (live in Vietnam). He won't lift his leg and pee on the one good place for him to go, the tree. Even at the park he is so used to peeing on concrete that he won't choose the grass. He squats, has never lifted his leg. After he pees he'll walk right through it and tracks it all over the place. What's the best approach to get him to lift a leg and pee on the tree in the courtyard?

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  • October 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm
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    Hey Ken – I just got my puppy (Bentley) about 3 weeks ago and he is 3 months old.  Bentley is a Cairn Terrier x Biewer Terrier and has had 2 of his 3 vaccinations/booster shots and the breeder has advised not to take the pup outside or around other dogs until totally vaccinated.  My vet stated this is overkill and he is just covering any potential liability if something was to happen to the puppy.  Vet said just don't take to doggie parks or interact with other dogs.  So I have been using pee-pads and for the most part he is doing pretty good.  Problem is that now that he can go outside and do his business, he does nothing.  Literally I have been taking him outside for a week now – short stints, long walks, visits, etc. and he has not had one pee or poo!  What am I doing wrong here?  I live in a house with no yard but it is a 15 second walk to the grassy area.  Please help.  Thanks, Bill.

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  • October 22, 2019 at 2:55 pm
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    Wow, not that was helpful……. What a great video!

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  • October 22, 2019 at 9:40 pm
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    Any advice on house training a 1 1/2-year-old dog? we just adopted her from a shelter and every time we take her outside to use the bathroom she doesn’t go. Will walk outside with her for at least 20 minutes each time, and right when we bring her back inside she’ll squat and use the bathroom in the house.

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  • October 23, 2019 at 10:33 pm
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    but i dont have a crate and… my dog doseint like it lead

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  • October 26, 2019 at 2:41 pm
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    We have a miniature golden doodle. we've only had her for 4 days. I started taking he outside but then remembered that it's going to get really cold soon, so I switched to pads in a specific place in the house. I would like to take her outside again in the spring. Am I confusing her?

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  • October 26, 2019 at 11:01 pm
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    My dog is almost 2 years old in human years and I haven’t trained him to pee in pads and I take him outside and he’ll come inside to pee on the curtain or the side of the wall

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  • October 27, 2019 at 8:23 am
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    My puppy knows now to go to the door and let us know when she has to go outside… For the most part. Sometimes she will come up look at me and then squat and purposely pee in front and then run away from me as if she knows she's doing something wrong and knows to hide so she's not in trouble? Why is she doing this? I don't understand. It seems like she's doing it on purpose although I'm not sure if they're even capable of that?

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  • October 27, 2019 at 1:37 pm
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    Hey, when my dog starts turning in a circle I take him out but it takes a while to get outside because we live in an apartment I wait for him like for 30 minutes and he still doesn't do his business when we get back inside he does his business directly or on the floor or on the couch and that happens every single time then what should I do in this situation

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  • October 27, 2019 at 2:30 pm
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    I think my puppy came from a place where he could go anywhere. I take him out every hour–and nothing. Then–he's just standing, doesn't even look like he's he's going, and he goes. Not on a pad–anywhere.

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  • October 28, 2019 at 3:26 am
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    Hey guys. New to this channel. Really impressed thus far. Keep up the great work. Question…….. My daughter has an Alaskan Malamute, big beautiful girl, just over 4 years old. I am organizing to adopt two puppies from a litter that wasn't expected. Should much change from the puppy training that I have watched with 2 puppies? or with an older dog in the house?? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Cheers n Beers……. Rob

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  • October 28, 2019 at 7:50 pm
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    My puppy still pee in the house

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  • October 29, 2019 at 2:47 am
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    It looks like you give the puppies a bowl of water in the crate? How do you do that and still get them to hold it for an hour or more? Don't they just lap up the whole bowl?!

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  • October 29, 2019 at 5:38 pm
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    My puppy knows it’s wrong to pee inside yet he does it…. anytime he gets caught he immediately runs to the door

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  • October 30, 2019 at 3:28 am
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    My dog is now 2 years old and I’ve tried everything I can to try to train her. I take her on a long walk in the morning and then let her out before I leave for work (I’m gone for unfortunately about 10 hrs). She’s locked away in my bedroom where she has all the necessities to make her comfortable plus there’s a few extra large pee pads in the place she always uses the bathroom. So at the end of the day, there’s no excuse for her to miss the pad or go somewhere else in my room and without fail, she goes pee on the floor! She never does this if I’ve been at home all day with her, even on the days that I’ve been sick inside all day and didn’t have the chance to take her out!! I’m at my wits end because I’m moving in January and this is something I hoped to have done by the time we move. I even recently had her fixed thinking this would help and of course it didn’t do a thing. Help!

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  • October 30, 2019 at 4:11 pm
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    My puppy is doing really good. Had her for a month now. She goes potty outside everytime we take her out. We have a shop and when we're working out in the garage, we leave her in the breakroom with the back door open. 80% of the time she'll go potty outside while we're gone, but then other times especially when it's damp, she will go inside. I do still come in as often as possible and take her potty. Is there anything I am doing wrong or can implement to make sure she doesn't get in the habit of going inside?

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  • October 31, 2019 at 5:56 pm
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    I am having a huge issue with my puppy not wanting to pee outside or be anywhere outside when it is raining. I stay out there with him for minutes soaked and he will not go he pulls to get back in. Wondering what to do to get him used to the rain, and not mind it as much?

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  • October 31, 2019 at 11:56 pm
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    You mention the crate a lot, not only in your video, but also in your comments. I am confused about how often the puppy is to be in the crate. I feel like I don't want to have m¥ puppy living in a crate, and not interacting with the family, so being in a crate except for when going potty, doesn't to feasible. Is this something that is only done while they are potty training? My puppy is almost 6 months old, he is a dachshund, and is proving to be incredibly difficult to train. I am wanting to know what I need to do, would you be able to assist?

    My husband and I both work. We have a doggie door, and our little guy Dug knows how to use it. He let's himself out to potty regularly, but he is still having accidents from time to time.

    While my husband and I are at work, Dug stays in a blocked off area of our home, where he has access to the doggie (or as we call it, "Duggie Door"), I don't seem to find accidents when we get home. However, if we go upstairs to say, take a shower, we will leave him down in his space given than we cannot have complete supervision of him whilst in the shower, when we come back, he has had either a pee or poo accident.

    I forgot to mention earlier that we also have three kids, ages 14, 7, and 4. They will hang out with Duggie as well while we are showering, or not in that particular part of the house. I'm not sure if this adds to the problem or not.

    I have also noticed that he will go outside, potty, and then come right back in and have an accident. I can't figure this out, especially because he doesn't have accidents during the day when he is home alone.

    I feel that I am at my wits end, I have tried everything that I have read should be done, to no avail, hence this ridiculously long comment pleading for help lol. I won't have a dog ruining my home, or living it's life outside (even in SoCal (especially a short haired, mini dachshund), and this is his forever home, he's a part of our family, so him not being here isn't an option either. Please please please help me potty train my tiniest little love.

    Thank you!

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  • November 3, 2019 at 5:53 pm
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    My puppy has a crate but every time i take him out he wont pee or poop i have spent 2 hrs walking him and he just wont go but as soon as we get home he will go on his training pads what can i do?

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  • November 3, 2019 at 6:57 pm
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    My puppy is 29 days old is it early for her to learn? She's having accidents on her blanket…

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  • November 3, 2019 at 11:15 pm
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    I just rescued a dog that we believe was abused and left on the street, she’s afraid to go outside and when we go out I have to carry her out and she doesn’t move once we’re out there.
    Do I just keep doing it until she gets more comfortable?

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  • November 4, 2019 at 6:50 pm
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    We are currently potty training our new pup and she is very stubborn. We have another dog who is older and potty trained. Should we take them out together or take them out separately? she gets distracted with him and always wants to play when they are outside. even though she follows what he does sometimes with using the bathroom.

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  • November 6, 2019 at 2:05 am
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    So you shouldn't keep telling your pup "go potty". I take my chorkie outside and he just stands there and does nothing. He was getting excellent and a routine. Now it has gotten colder and dew in the grass every morning and he flat out refuses. I've tried putting him on a leash. we were going out without one in an enclosed fenced yard. he was going on command now it's like he has forgotten. We will stand their all morning if it were up to him. If you take him back inside and give him free reign he'll pee and poop inside of course. This morning i put him straight in his crate and took him back out 15 mins later he did nothing. back to the crate again another 15 mins took him out and finally peed but that was it. how many times should you repeat the crating process?

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  • November 7, 2019 at 2:17 am
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    my puppy keeps ripping up the training pads i have in the house and not going on them, how can i stop this?

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  • November 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm
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    someone gave me a puppy at a bus stop because she said she could no longer care for her, shes gorgeous and the most gentle little thing, but pees everywhere. I have another puppy who is trained and will run ahead of me go do his business and go right back in as long as I stand there. When I put her outside she goes straight to the ground shaking and wont even move around or try. How can I fix this?!

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  • November 9, 2019 at 10:51 am
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    Hi.
    Because we work puppy has to be left for several hours ( with his mummy)
    Should we crate them both, and hope he doesn’t mess in the crate, or allow him “safe” access to the kitchen where he is most likely going to poo/wee.
    If left in his crate and he does go to toilet is that a backward step.?
    Thanks lee

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  • November 10, 2019 at 8:02 am
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    My puppy started to have an accsedent I took him out to finish we were out there for about 30 mins I brought him back in he started to pee again I took him back outside for another 15 mins and nothing i brought him back in and put him in his crate idk what to do I'm at a loss at this point

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  • November 11, 2019 at 6:39 am
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    This was helpful. Inhave a 3.5 month old puppy and I live in a 3 story walk up with my 3 yr dog. I'm trying to uniquely trying to train her. Any additional advice is appreciated!

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  • November 11, 2019 at 1:24 pm
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    My pup will WAIT until he gets back in the crate to pee/poop. I've removed bedding and pads. He's driving me crazy.

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  • November 11, 2019 at 3:13 pm
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    how do you introduce a new puppy to an older family pet who might be jealous

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  • November 11, 2019 at 6:35 pm
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    Take them out every 3-4 hrs. If you can't hire a dog walker 🤗👍🏻💕💕

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  • November 13, 2019 at 3:35 am
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    My puppy will go pee outside and then come in and go pee again. She won’t stop peeing every 5 minutes.

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  • November 13, 2019 at 3:35 pm
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    Hi my dog poos outside but won't wee comes straight back in and wees on the puppy pads

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  • November 13, 2019 at 8:28 pm
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    My puppy will not toilet outside, only inside. He will hold it and will not go until he gets home, we have a crate but still no success. My puppy is 20 weeks old and has never gone toilet outside. If anyone has any tips we would be so grateful

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  • November 15, 2019 at 12:08 pm
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    Is it possible to change potty routine of my new puppy, she is 4 months old?

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  • November 15, 2019 at 5:43 pm
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    Hello, I have an 18month dog and her sibling. Her brother is completely house trained. However, every so often (once week) she will defecate in her crate. She goes outside several times a day. They also go to doggie daycare. When we go outside to potty, I say go potty and her brother will go on command. However, my female dog is distracted by everything outside and will not go. I have tried the going back in crate immediately and then letting her back outside every 5 minutes, but she won't go. Then some mornings she has defecated in her crate or eaten some it. (poop eating is another problem…but has gotten better). I was hoping to get some tips to completely potty train my dog. I have had both of them since they were 6 weeks old. I also have clients ask me about potty training problems with older dogs (1-5 years of age). Any advise would be helpful. Again, I have tried the letting them out every hour when they were younger and full supervision. She can be sneaky and go off while I am in bathroom and have an accident.

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  • November 16, 2019 at 9:03 pm
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    I live in an apartment and training my puppy is hard I have tried puppy pads and she does good and I praise her and give her treats . I have currently taken them away and have been taking her outside every day 5 times for about 30m8ns to and hr she refuses to go outside and will go to the bathroom when she gets into the house I make sure to take her put before I leave to go anywhere she does have a big bed in her create but If it isnt in there she will cry ALL NIGHT so I give I and give it to her she has peed on it and I will immediately wash it and put it back… not sure what I should do to help her go outside more.

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  • November 17, 2019 at 2:49 am
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    What about potty training a border collie. These dogs can’t be locked up since they are working dogs. Ours will go outside and potty however there are times when he will go inside even though he’s being monitored

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  • November 18, 2019 at 7:54 pm
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    My 3-month mastiff has to go pee a lot. She is pee's outside and poops, but she seems to pee when excited and she just randomly pees. When she has to go, she tells us by going to the backdoor. We watch her when she is outside so we know she is peeing. She gets rewarded for going outside. However, she still has accidents inside the house. Please help.

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  • November 18, 2019 at 11:18 pm
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    Hi, we’ve had our new puppy for two days now and he has yet to potty outside. He’ ll come inside and pee and poop on the floors. We take him after eating, after naps, first thing in the morning. He’ ll give signs that he need to go but once he’s outside absolutely nothing. We’ve had a younger female puppy and we never experienced this. What are we doing wrong? Thank you!

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  • November 18, 2019 at 11:43 pm
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    We took out the fluffy bed and carpet, watched her forever, complimented and scolded her, and put her in a cage, but my puppy still pees in the wrong spot. Is there something wrong?

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  • November 19, 2019 at 3:11 am
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    Hi! My dog just turned one and she still is having accidents. Some days she is great and let’s me know but other days she will just pee on the carpet! Any suggestions to get her to let me know consistently? Thank you!

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  • November 20, 2019 at 12:12 am
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    omg

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  • November 20, 2019 at 12:38 pm
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    Our problem with putting him in the crate for awhile if he doesn't go outside is he hates the crate. Cries and bites at the gate whenever he goes in despite all the make your dog love his crate plans. I feel like I'm torturing him while house training and it's more luck then training when he goes outside.

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  • November 21, 2019 at 1:11 am
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    Ken Steep, I have a 5 month old pup and interesting there's a lot more I need to learn before teaching him… in the let you know when they have to pee video I see you have your pup in a kennel. I can find your video explaining the reason behind that… can you direct me please??

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  • November 21, 2019 at 4:57 am
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    When I take my puppy out to pee after being in the crate she goes pee then gets distracted and starts digging. I pick her up to bring her inside and she instantly poops on the floor. Why?

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