Can’t potty train

Danimdecker

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A little background: I’ve had many dogs in my life, and right now I own 4. two mixed rescue dogs, 1 18 month old female, spayed English bulldog, and one four month old male intact English bulldog. The female was a little bit of a struggle to potty train until we bought her a doorbell, now we have no issues our four month old however, has been a nightmare. We brought him home at eight weeks, and from the very beginning took him outside to particular spot, Put him in his crate at night time or when we leave the house and this boy cannot grasp the concept. We’ll take him outside and wait while he pees three times and poops. I give him a ton of praise, pets, throw a puppy party. We’ll bring him back in and in the next 15 minutes he’ll pee three times. Sometimes it feels like he hasn’t left my sight and I’ll find puddles of pee. I can’t even figure out where they’ve come from. In one day, I may clean up 12 to 13 puddles of urine and this is an addition to going outside in the designated spot. He pees in his crate, whether he’s in it half an hour or overnight and I have had it with washing dog beds. He gives no indication that he needs to go. There is no sniffing around, twirling in place, or acting weird. In fact, the only tell I’ve possibly seen is that if he stops chewing on a bone he may need to go to the bathroom.. whenever he stops playing or moving. We panic lol . I don’t know what to do. I’ve never had a problem potty training my dogs. like I said, right now I have four, but I’m almost 50 years old. I’ve had dogs my whole life and I’ve potty trained every last one of them in a matter of two weeks. we’ve had this dog 12 weeks and he’s not even remotely close to being potty trained
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helsonwheels

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Omg look at that face. 😍😍😍

Hes only 4 months old. It can take another 2-4months. No one knows. He’s still a pup. Have you checked if he has a UTI? If not maybe bring him out with the 18 month old one n when she pees you praise her with ”good girl” so he sees why you’re praising her for.. Sometimes they need guidance from another dog. He’s still a baby.
 

Cbrugs

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4 months is still pretty young and accidents should be expected at that age. But if he’s going as much as you mentioned, I would definitely have him checked for a UTI. If no issues, just keep doing what you’re doing with frequent potty breaks, praise and treats.

I have 4 dogs and I swore each time none were going to ever be potty trained lol but they do eventually understand one day even though it feels like they won’t.
 

2BullyMama

I'm not OCD....now who moved my bulldog?
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Also, a good rule of thumb is one hour more than they are old.. so 4 mths.. 5 hours is your limit
 

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