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Old 04-30-2014, 09:19 AM
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Potty Training SUUUUUCKS!

Uhh! I'm seriously so frustrated! I dont get how a little dog can pee so dang much! Seriously! I feed him and give him water and I know within about 2 minutes after he is done eating/drinking, it's time to go out. I take him out and he pee's and poops every time outside. I praise him and bring him back inside but within 5 minutes he pee's again...and then again..and then again! within 15 minutes there is 5 more pee spots inside. He gives no warning. He just stops and pee's or poops wherever he feels like it. I take him outside about every 30-45 minutes threwout the day and he go's potty every single time I take him out but if I put him in the kitchen, where I keep him due to him not being potty trained yet, he will continue having accidents threw out the day. Even though he goes when I take him out, he goes inside too. He gives NO warning so I don't know what to even look for. I just dont know why he goes pee and poop so much! I only feed him in the morning and after noon and I give him water 4-5 times a day. It's only small amounts each time, like maybe a half a cup.
I dont know what to do! I dont know how to get him to stop having accidents inside. I cant take him out every 5 minutes and I shouldn't have to, he would practically be living outside if I took him out that much.

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You may have to take him out every five minutes, if that's what it takes. Remember, he's a baby and has very little control over his bladder and bowel movements right now. You have to be vigilant. Maybe stay outside with him a little bit longer and see if he finishes emptying his bladder if he gets a little more time. Or take him out and let him pee and poop, then return him to his crate for 5-10 minutes, then take him out again, repeat as many times as necessary.

Merlin has been known to pee three times in a row sometimes, depending on how much water he's had, and he's older than your pup.

How much does he pee when he has all of his accidents? If it's small amounts, then it's possible that he needs to get checked for a UTI. A common symptom is frequent, but small pees that can occur without warning. Definitely take him in if he seems to be in pain when he pees.
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That's why puppies are cute! If they weren't we'd abandon them.

How old is he? That can be a factor. Until they're about 6 months, pups don't have the physical maturity to know they need to go. They just go. House training is really about keeping one step ahead of their bladders - take him out on a regular schedule and keep eyes on him at all times unless he's crated or confined to a small area. If you're taking him out every 35-40 minutes and he's still having accidents, take him out every 25-30 minutes.

If this amount of peeing is new or if he's a bit older, I'd recommend a vet check to rule out a UTI or other medical issue.

If you know he goes 5 minutes after you bring him back inside, try staying outside a little longer to make sure he's finished. Sometimes pups get distracted and forget why they're outside.

Make sure you're cleaning accidents with an enzymatic cleaner or something that will remove pet odors. If it smells like pee and poop to him, he'll think it's acceptable to go there.

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Thanks guys. I'm going to call my vet and see if they have anything open today. They are 5 minutes down the road from me. I dont think he has a UTI. he doesn't seam to have pain when he pee's but I want to make sure so I'll get him in ASAP.
I guess I will take him out like every 20 minutes and stay outside longer with hi. When its raining like it is today and yesterday, he doesnt want to be outside and wont go potty. It's really annoying because he makes us stand out in the rain for like 15 minutes because he is too cold and wet to go. ugh!
It's just hard. I wish he was already potty trained
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Small dogs can be notoriously tough to housetrain. They have tiny bladders and even tinier voices when they need to go and must be let outside. Toby took almost a year before he was solid. Then we discovered this:

Teaching Your House Trained Dog to Ask to Go Out | ASPCA

And that was the missing piece of the puzzle. Giving him a way to let us know, wherever we were in the house, that he needed to go out ASAP or he would be making an in-house deposit
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Best thread title ever.

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To echo what @kelly528 said, teaching him to tell you when he needs to go out is a great idea. I actually taught Merlin to ring a bell.
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You know... I often have to go into a house now to get a dog for a walk and about half of the time I'm amused to see the famous Potty Bell hanging from the back door
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I have a bid dog and he's still a pup,almost 6 months.I would take him out every 45 minutes or so.If I would see him with his nose to the ground sniffing,I'd take him out.But fortunately he learned to hang out by the back door when he'd have to go and I'd let him out.he had accidents,but not a whole lot.I don't know if it's because he's a bigger dog and can hold it more.i would take him to the vet to rule out any problems for sure.Maybe cut back on the water a bit.And it's possible the food he's eating is making him poop so much.I switched my other dogs food when she was a puppy because she was pooping so much to a food that didn't have so much or little corn and fillers in it,and noticed a big difference.
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Not sure how old your pup is-but he looks pretty little. Keep in mind he's a BABY and has absolutely NO CONTROL over his bladder and why you insist he not pee inside-that's a human construct. Puppies just go when they need to go.
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