06-09-2016, 11:58 AM
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How old was your puppy when he/she was reliably house-trained?
Just curious! Jasper is 15 weeks old and 10 pounds (about 1/2 his projected adult size). We crate him or have him in his expen or if he is free roaming we are right there following him. From the start I would take him out every 20-20 minutes and that interval has gradually increased to about 90 minutes. He has been accident free since we got him, until this last week, now that we are letting him have more freedom in the house. The first accident was 100% on me, as I had taken him out and when we came back in he drank a TON of water. I totally lost track of time and about 90 minutes later he peed on the brick fireplace hearth
I scooped him up and put him outside where he finished and praised him for peeing outside. Last night we were all in my husband's office hanging out and he had been out about an hour and 10 minutes prior, out of nowhere he just squatted and peed on his new rug
He didn't show any signs that I noticed. My husband was frustrated b/c he assumed he was "smarter than that" because he hadn't had any accidents, but I think we just take him out so much that he hasn't had the chance.
I want to figure out how to make sure he is learning inside vs. outside and not just going out so frequently we have been lucky. Does that make sense? I am trying to stretch the time between outside but as soon as he sniffs I get paranoid and rush him outside.