03-02-2012, 09:10 AM
Join Date: Aug 2010
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Yes, what Cali said. This is really an extension of a house training issue.
This puppy is not ready for the degree of freedom you are giving him. Every accident/marking event is patterning him to pee in the house. You need to do a better job PREVENTING these events, and a better job REWARDING his outside pottying.
Remember, its minus 5 points for every accident, plus 1 point for every rewarded outside success. You need to get about 300 points before you can start giving him more freedom.
If you have an accident every day, and only 5 successes, you are not making progress. If you are having 2 or 3 accidents a day, and only a handful of outside rewarded successes, you are actually going backwards... getting in debt, as it were... sort of like spending too much on your credit card.