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Hi all,

I'm hoping that some of you may have some advice of us.

We have a 10 week old, male, toy poodle. He's doing very well in his training in general and is a happy and content dog but becomes very distracted and it all goes to pot.

I know this isn't anything unusual for a puppy as he is always learning but it is getting in the way of his training. He is very good and will usually tell us when he needs to go out to the toilet. However, when we get into the garden, he gets so distracted, he forgets to go. When we eventually bring him back in, he will go in the house.

We take him onto a pebbled area in our garden as his toilet but loves to pick up pebbles and dig. The rest of the garden is grass but that's not much better because he loves to eat grass and all of the plants.

I know people will suggest limiting things to distract him but this really is impossible as everything distracts him.

Does anybody have any thoughts or has overcome something similar? Your help would be really appreciated!!
 

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Crate train him. He should be either outside, inside in his crate, or in the house on a leash with you looking at him. Physiology means that if you get him outdoors, at a certain point when he is taken outside he has to go. Then you praise him and maybe even treat him. Poodles are unusually smart dogs, he will catch on fairly quickly.
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Thank you, Lucille.

He does use a crate and is only out in the house when we are with him (which is the majority of the time).

We take him out ourselves after every meal and as soon as he wakes up. He's very good after a sleep and goes to the toilet straight away. We currently take him out twice in the night as he is still so little and he also goes straight away then. It's when he's more alert that there is the problem as he prefers to play and explore.

We are hoping that it will become easier when we can take him out for walks!
 

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Choose a word or short phrase to use (like “go potty”) to help your puppy associate this word or phrase with the action you want him to do. It need some repetition. Make sure that you stick with this command. If he still don’t go, take him back inside. You may want to put him in a crate or at least restrict him to one room until you take him out again. You can find more information here How to Potty Train a puppy fast
 
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