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Old 06-07-2012, 06:35 AM
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I have a new 8 week old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and he is the most adorable, friendly, and playful little boy.
When we got him, he was very good, and scratched at the door when he needed the toilet, before going to his training pads and using them to go to the toilet.

However, everytime he needs to go now, there's no whining, and no clue that he wants to go. What's worse, he never uses the pads any more! He will go into his bed to go to the toilet, or on the rug where he's laying. This is particularly annoying, as he goes whilst he's laying down!

I've been trying to train him to go outside, by taking him out when he wakes up, every 30 minutes, and 15 minutes after meals. The problem? We can stay out for easily 2 hours, and he will not go! When he finally gets sleepy, and I relent and take him to to his bed to sleep, he's suddenly alert again and comes running into the living room, and that's when we find he has left us small 'presents' in his bed.

I'm really not sure what to do now. I can't give him 24/7 watch, as I'm trying to revise for my GCSE exams, and I'm the only one at home from 8am - 5pm each day. If I lock him in the kitchen, he urinates in his bed or over the floor, which I don't mind so much, but then he ends up rolling in it!
Does anyone know any ways to tell if he needs the toilet, aside from whimpering and looking around, as he just doesn't do this? And is there an easy way to make him want to go to the toilet outside?

Thankyou so much in advance!
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He is young kennel training is the best way to house train. Setting up routines will help teach him to potty outside and hold it. He is going to have accidents in the kennel to start. The key is to not say anything to him unless you catch him having an accident. Right now it does not bother him to lay in it. As he gets older he will learn not to potty where he sleeps. When he does go potty outside give him a party of praise.
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I have a new 8 week old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and he is the most adorable, friendly, and playful little boy.
When we got him, he was very good, and scratched at the door when he needed the toilet, before going to his training pads and using them to go to the toilet.

However, everytime he needs to go now, there's no whining, and no clue that he wants to go. What's worse, he never uses the pads any more! He will go into his bed to go to the toilet, or on the rug where he's laying. This is particularly annoying, as he goes whilst he's laying down!

I've been trying to train him to go outside, by taking him out when he wakes up, every 30 minutes, and 15 minutes after meals. The problem? We can stay out for easily 2 hours, and he will not go! When he finally gets sleepy, and I relent and take him to to his bed to sleep, he's suddenly alert again and comes running into the living room, and that's when we find he has left us small 'presents' in his bed.

I'm really not sure what to do now. I can't give him 24/7 watch, as I'm trying to revise for my GCSE exams, and I'm the only one at home from 8am - 5pm each day. If I lock him in the kitchen, he urinates in his bed or over the floor, which I don't mind so much, but then he ends up rolling in it!
Does anyone know any ways to tell if he needs the toilet, aside from whimpering and looking around, as he just doesn't do this? And is there an easy way to make him want to go to the toilet outside?

Thankyou so much in advance!
You should have a schedule. The best is after he sleep or eats wait ten minutes and take him outside. If he goes potty praise him a lot. When he goes potty inside take him outside and say that thats where he needs to go potty. Cavaliers are great dogs and I was also thinking of getting one. Also so that he does not potty on his bed get a small crate or else he will think that one part is for the bathroom and the other for sleeping. Heres a really helpful video:
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Thank you very much for your replies.
I have started to take note of when he goes to the toilet, in order to best make a schedule that will work.
However, Bo is quite awkward, as he doesn't go to the toilet after eating; he takes a good hour or two, but he is definitely eating and drinking properly.
I have begun praising him when he goes in the right place, and he seems to enjoy that, but still does not seem to mind if he goes where he is sitting/laying.
He has stopped going in his bed, for the moment, at least
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Sound like he was not with the mother long enough for her to teach him where not to go. When pups are taken from the mother to young this often happens.
Now its your job to teach him where to go, this might help with that.
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My miniature schnauzer was the same way. We got her at 3 months old and it was like she was "reverse potty trained". She would hold it outside as long as possible and wait to come into the house to potty. Very frustrating.

What I did was figure out where she wouldn't go in the house (in her case it was the sofa and her crate - mostly). If I wasn't actively playing with or watching her, I made sure she was in one of these two places. Then when she showed signs of needing to go (wanting to get off the couch or whining in the crate), I took her straight outside. It was a rare occasion at first that she'd go but when she did, I gave her an awesome treat like a small piece of bacon or hotdog. She eventually got very good at going outside. It'll click! It just takes time.

Learn her signs of having to go (circling, sniffing, etc) and take her frequently for SHORT periods of time. Take her for 10 minutes and if she doesn't go, kennel her (not as a punishment) and then bring her out again in 5-10 minutes.

She'll get it!
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My miniature schnauzer was the same way. We got her at 3 months old and it was like she was "reverse potty trained". She would hold it outside as long as possible and wait to come into the house to potty. Very frustrating.

What I did was figure out where she wouldn't go in the house (in her case it was the sofa and her crate - mostly). If I wasn't actively playing with or watching her, I made sure she was in one of these two places. Then when she showed signs of needing to go (wanting to get off the couch or whining in the crate), I took her straight outside. It was a rare occasion at first that she'd go but when she did, I gave her an awesome treat like a small piece of bacon or hotdog. She eventually got very good at going outside. It'll click! It just takes time.

Learn her signs of having to go (circling, sniffing, etc) and take her frequently for SHORT periods of time. Take her for 10 minutes and if she doesn't go, kennel her (not as a punishment) and then bring her out again in 5-10 minutes.

She'll get it!

My 8 week old puggle won't pee or outside either. WE can spend 2 hours outside with nothing then come inside and runs right for the puppy pad. I'm trying the crate training where if she doesn't pee in the first 3 minutes you create her for 5 and start again. The problem is when we are outside, she'll sniff, then go between my legs and whine, I'll move and she repeats the process. I've tried taking the puppy pad outside, does nothing. I'm taking her out frequently and I'm out of ideas...please help!


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My 8 week old puggle won't pee or outside either. WE can spend 2 hours outside with nothing then come inside and runs right for the puppy pad. I'm trying the crate training where if she doesn't pee in the first 3 minutes you create her for 5 and start again. The problem is when we are outside, she'll sniff, then go between my legs and whine, I'll move and she repeats the process. I've tried taking the puppy pad outside, does nothing. I'm taking her out frequently and I'm out of ideas...please help!


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Keep taking the pee pad outside. You have successfully house trained pup to the pee pad, which is the problem with using pee pads . She is sure that is the only place she should pee... On the pad in the house. It's going to take some persistence to get her to try peeing on the pad outside, the eventually on the grass.
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Keep taking the pee pad outside. You have successfully house trained pup to the pee pad, which is the problem with using pee pads . She is sure that is the only place she should pee... On the pad in the house. It's going to take some persistence to get her to try peeing on the pad outside, the eventually on the grass.
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I'm sorry I should say, she still pees on the carpet 50% of the time. I hold her constantly as to avoid accidents. I'm so frustrated, I don't know what else to do. I've never had a dog that wont pee outside at every chance they get. She just lays on three puppy pad while outside and cowers at my feet while whining. I want to keep her but I don't know if I can at the rate,
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