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Old 05-29-2016, 05:49 AM
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Puppy pad training

Presley is a 6 week old mix of schnauzer and Boston terrier. I was always told when you see a puppy stoop to potty, stop him, and bring him to the puppy pad. But when I do this every single time, I know he's not finished peeing but he refuses to use it on the pad. I've sat there for 30 minutes and he just stares at me and refuses to finish peeing. He is also being crate trained. I work 12 hour shifts so I'm not there to take him out while I'm at work. So I have a bed and a pad in the crate. When he's in the crate he uses the pad. I'm not sure what to do. Any suggestions please help!
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Old 05-29-2016, 06:12 AM
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Crating for 12 hours? How often? Are you able to set up an exercise pen instead? I'd try to catch him in the act of going on the pee pad and excessively praise him to start.

This thread House Training How Tos: might help.

It's going to be difficult to potty train him if you aren't there. Pee pads can be a bit weird, it took echo about three weeks to figure out she could tear them up and that was the beginning of the end of them for us, taking her outside was just better in every way. If that isn't an option there are grass substitute potty systems that could be worth looking into.
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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.
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I took my dog to puppy kindergarten and basically she said she should be tethered to me or in the crate. I took her every two hours and when she was going on the pad she earned freedom to explore the house a little bit. Praised her whenever she went, at 10 weeks she is now trained! It was hard at the beginning though, sitting there until she went!
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