05-29-2016, 07:48 AM
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Finnegan was the same way. Except I waited two hours for him to go on the pee pad, the two of us locked in the bathroom together. He refused. I eventually thought "maybe he doesn't actually need to go," and the moment I opened the door he trotted out into the kitchen and promptly made a giant puddle on the tile.
6 weeks is extremely young. How long have you had him? It's going to take time. What worked for me was putting a piece of newspaper on top of the pad, because I figured out he had been using newspaper at the breeder's house. I made the newspaper smaller and smaller and eventually took it away.
Taking him outside is definitely the best option, but it doesn't work for everyone. I live 3 storeys up with no elevator, so my long-term solution is pee pads in a box on the balcony.
And I agree, leaving him crated for 12 hours with no one to let him out to go outside or run around and get some exercise really isn't good. Especially not as he gets older.