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    All I can say is the WORST thing you can possibly do is restrict water. I think all of my puppies drank more than the older dogs, but that's because they are generally bouncing off the walls and leaping on stuff. I can see why they would need to drink more!!!

    There is no answer on how long it takes to truly house train a puppy because it's like asking "how long is a piece of string"!!!

    For example, Maggie was heaven to train. She just got everything straight away.

    Daddy was the nightmare from hell to train. I could have pinned him in a space where he barely would have space to move around and every time he peed AND pooped in his crate. Then of course he was so excited that he would jump in the poop and put up his paws on the side of his crate. Can you imagine how hard it is to clean poop off those little wire squares that make up the side, front and back of a crate. That poop just doesn't want to come off!!!

    Linus started off perfect, went straight to the puppy pad .... then decided puppy pads were actually invented to be thrown around the room and then eaten. And then pee on the carpet next to what was left of the chewed up puppy pad.

    Eventually, Linus got it and he's fine now. Daddy is two years old and still seems to think its ok to pee on his bed every few months.

    All I can think of is that Daddy was a puppy mill rescue and didn't have the right socialisation a normal puppy would have received from his mother.

    So the key is to be patient and above all consistent!!!

    Good Luck ........ if it makes you feel better. We've all been there!!!!

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    Thanks everybody I am NOT giving up on her. She our heart. She is our baby.. Its just hard .. I guess i was hoping for a trick lol.. Needed to vent...
    I take care of my paralyzed husband. We have 2 little girls 4 and 6 yrs old. Now I have my dream dog that I always wanted.. Maggie Moo birthday 12/14/12

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    Vent away, some are harder to train than others are. I think Karen got it, I got Pookie from a breeder and all of the puppies I have had around here have been my own, and he was a nightmare to train. I had 12 week old puppies around and he was over 6 months old and they were trained better than he was! Same training, different up bringing... those first 8 weeks of their life are crucial in the training aspect....I really think it may make a difference. Or Pookie could just be a PITA . Hmmmm... Hard to decide on that one!


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    Patience Patience Patience - - - I only picked up Hershey's water 2 hours before bed - other than that, he can drink when he wants (water is NOT in his kennel)

    Patience patience patience - - - keep doing what you are doing, and they will get (eventually!)

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    So Proud of Maggie right now.. She went to the door and barked. Sat there till I let her out and she potty outside ... WOO HOOO I hope it keeps up..I alway have to take her out .. This the first time she lets me know..
    I take care of my paralyzed husband. We have 2 little girls 4 and 6 yrs old. Now I have my dream dog that I always wanted.. Maggie Moo birthday 12/14/12

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkbully View Post
    So Proud of Maggie right now.. She went to the door and barked. Sat there till I let her out and she potty outside ... WOO HOOO I hope it keeps up..I alway have to take her out .. This the first time she lets me know..

    WOO HOO!!!! lol Great news.... she WILL get it eventually.... they all do.

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    Great news, just be patient, she will still mess up, but it's a start. We buy the water lick bottle that hang on the side of their crates so they have water when they are in their crates and don't have to worry about them knocking over a bowl or playing in it. The bottles work pretty well.
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    My little pup was very similar until a recent breakthrough (at about the same age, 11 weeks) so don't worry to much. Now we tend to have maybe one small piddle accident a week, and normally its the result of us playing un-interupted for a couple of hours and then me getting distracted by a phone call...with the pup no longer focused on play time, he realizes "oh, i kinda have to pee...and my buddy looks busy". As he gets older, bladder control and repetition will rid us of those little mistakes.

    Now what i really want to solve, is how to get him to stop squatting sideways and pee'ing on his foot. His white hair on his left foot is gonna be forever yellow. :-P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Bully View Post
    Now what i really want to solve, is how to get him to stop squatting sideways and pee'ing on his foot. His white hair on his left foot is gonna be forever yellow. :-P
    If you figure this one out let me knmow... Banks is 7+ yrs old and she STILL pee's on her back paw
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    Great news, just be patient, she will still mess up, but it's a start. We buy the water lick bottle that hang on the side of their crates so they have water when they are in their crates and don't have to worry about them knocking over a bowl or playing in it. The bottles work pretty well.
    I use the lick bottle, too, for Max. He caught on to that really quickly. Less mess and the water doesn't get hair in it or get turned over.

    Additionally, Max learned REALLY quickly to go out once we introduced the fun of potty bells!
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