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    Default Re: Meet MAX our new Family Pet

    Hi and Welcome to EBN to you and Max, he is so adorable.

    Re: Advice: Potty Training Puppy


    Hi new Bully parents, my name is Monica, and I have 2 English Bulldog pups, they are both 9 months old, and are brother and sister, their names are Bulldozer and Blossom. I've noticed a lot of new puppy owners have posted questions regarding potty training for their new babies. Since my 2 are now 9 months old, and I have been through this already, I thought I might share what worked for us. The puppy stage is very much like having a baby in the house, the training takes time and patience, and sleepless nights, but it is a temporary phase. The best thing that you can do to make potty training go smooth and without accidents is to first crate train your new baby, this will make your life much easier. Crate training your pup is not a cruel thing to do, they actually learn that the crate is a safe place. You can use it for sleeping, and for a safe place to put puppy in when you can't watch or supervise them, and for when you need to go out. The other important thing to do for successful puppy training is establishing a schedule. This worked the best for us, and our babies were fully trained by 5 months old. The schedule that worked for us was:




    6 am: Take puppy out for their first pee and poop of the day




    7 am: Feed puppy breakfast 1/3 of a cup kibble mixed with water.
    Place puppy back in crate for 10 mins to let tummy settle after eating.
    Then take puppy out for potty again.




    7 am: From 7 am to 2 pm take your puppy out every hour or two throughout the day , and increase the
    time by an hour each week , so they learn to hold.




    2 pm: Feed puppy lunch 1/3 of a cup of kibble mixed with water.
    Place puppy in crate for 10 mins to let tummy settle after eating.
    Then take puppy out for potty again.




    2 pm: From 2 pm to 8 pm, take your puppy out every hour or two during the day.




    8 pm: Feed puppy dinner 1/3 of a cup of kibble mixed with water.
    Place puppy back in crate of 10 mins to,let tummy settle after eating.
    Then take puppy out again.




    8 pm: From 8 pm to 11 pm , take your puppy out every hour or two, until around 11 pm or 11:30 pm.
    The last pee and poo break will be at around 11 pm before you go to bed.
    Take your puppy's water away around 8 or 9 pm, otherwise you will have many accidents throughout
    the night.




    2 am: We would set our cell phone for 2 am to go out for a pee. The time between 11 pm and 6 am when
    they go out for their first pee is too long for the new puppy to hold, but again this a temporary phase,
    and the puppy will eventually be able to hold all night. This happened for us when the pups were 5
    months old. After they were 5 months old, we were able to eliminate the 2 am outing, and they were
    able to hold for 4 or 5 hours at a time during the day.




    I hope this helps any new puppy owner that has maybe never owned a pup before, and doesn't know how to train a puppy, or anyone who has a new puppy and is struggling to train them. At first it's like you are training when the puppies will go, but eventually they will tell you when they need to go out, they will either go to the door, or bark, or whine, my female Blossom will whine, when she wants out, my male Dozer will bark. Another thing to do is take your puppy out before and after they play, as they will always go pee after they have been excited.




    Good luck to everyone, and remember this is a temporary phase , your puppy will be trained before You know it. Enjoy your new baby.
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    The schedule we use now that they are older is:


    6:00 am Go out for Potty, they usually do both


    6:30 am Eat Breakfast


    10:00 am Go for a walk, and potty breaks


    2:00 pm Go out for potty breaks


    6:00 pm Eat dinner


    6:30 pm Go out for a walk, and potty breaks


    10:00 or 11:00 pm out for last walk and potty breaks
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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    Welcome to the site and your baby is too precious. Remember, he is a baby and babies need time to grow and learn. Your skin babies didn't potty train over night, so a pup will not either. It can take some up to 6 months or longer before they totally get it, and even then they will have an accident every once in awhile. Don't yell or get mad, it's all part of the puppy experience. Consistency and patience is the key when it's time to train them. You have some great advise above about potty training. Every time they wake up, during and after playing, before and after they eat, take them out. Plus pups this young need plenty of rest, so let him play for about 30 minutes or so and then it's nap time. Here is a great letter from your pup I recommend every new pup owner read.

    English Bulldog News Forums - I Am Your Puppy
    Have a Great Bully Day.
    Member of The Bulldog Club of America, The Bulldog Club of Texas and French Bulldog Club of America.
    Bully hugs from - BeBe, Hazel, Lucy Lu, JLO, Hillary, Henri & Katie


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    Beautiful..

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    to EBN and the most wonderful world of Bulldogs! Max is precious!

    The gang has you covered.... best of luck... schedule, schedule, schedule -- it is everything with Bullies!
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    My goodness! He is beautiful!!! Welcome!
    {MEAN JOE BELLA}



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    Such a Beautiful Baby Max is.

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    Thanks again for all the advice, we are putting him in a schedule now, sometimes is hard since me and my wife need to go to work, and kids and grand parents don't follow the schedule (don't want, don't like or don't think is a good idea, .

    Thanks a lot.

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    Welcome! I suggest having a high value treat that you only give for outside potty. Also, don't make a huge fuss about accidents inside, take him outside immediately if you see the accident happen. Also, at that age, I took Ruckus out every time he ate, drank, played or just every 45 minutes. I was luckily working from home. He'll learn, but he any hold it for very long at all at that age.

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    What a cutie! As others have mentioned, it is tough for such a young puppy, but he'll get the hang of it. Patience is the key!




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