10-27-2016, 08:42 AM
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| | My 7mo old still can't make it through the night!
My husband and I have a 7 mo old Boston Terrier, who we absolutely adore. He was the runt of the little, and is definitely smaller and more sensitive than the typical 7 mo old (He weighs 13 lbs). We have had a very hard time house training him, and have pretty much tried everything. Pee pads, grass pads, crate, no crate. He is finally starting to get it, and typically does not have any accidents in the house as long as we take him out every few hours when he is roaming free. BUT, he still can't make it through the night! We take him out at 10pm, and he wakes up crying and barking around 430am like clockwork. He have started ignoring him, and he will pee in his crate (and outside his crate), and continues to bark for the next 2 hours. We set our alarms to take him at at 5am, as we think he should be able to make it until then but pees in his crate before then. Once we does that and starts barking, we feel our only option is to ignore as to not let him think peeing and barking will get him out. We cover the crate with a blanket and have tried giving him towels, bed, shirt to make his comfortable, but he only pees on it. So he now sleeps with nothing in his crate. During the day, he holds it from 7am to 12, then 1230-5. No accidents. Please help! Should be be patient, and hope he learns to hold it and stop peeing in his crate? Should we let him sleep in an enclosed area in his bed? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!