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Help with puppy housebreaking?

Discussion in 'Pit Bull Puppy Discussions' started by joymatar, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. joymatar

    joymatar Puppy

    Is crate training important for housebreaking? I just take my puppy outside every 3 hours but he doesn't do his job outside, and most of the times he pees out but poops in home! :lol: Lol what can I do? Any help?! Btw here's my schedule is it good?
    5:50 am I take puppy out
    6:00 am puppy eats
    6-->10:00 am puppy is in the kitchen most of the time with our nanny and while im at university, and at 10:00 am She takes him out.
    12:00 pm puppy eats
    3:00 pm I come home, take out puppy, play, exercice...
    6:00 pm puppy eats
    around 10:00 pm I take him out!

  2. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    You need to take him out within a half hour of him eating. Every 3 hours is obviously not working so you need to take him out more often than that.

    Yes, crate training helps with potty training. It gives the puppy a place to be (where he's not underfoot) and most puppies will not pee and poop where they sleep so it helps. But crate training at a young age is also helpful so you will have an adult that already likes his crate.

    You may not feel it necessary right now but there may be instances in the future when a crate is needed.

    If you get a 2nd dog and they need to be separated.
    If he gets injured and needs to be kept on kennel rest with minimal movement.
    If you need a friend to take him for any length of time. If you have a vehicle that fits a crate and you want to travel.
    If you have to leave him in a hotel room (I never leave dogs loose in a hotel room, too many things can go wrong).

    So many other reasons a crate is helpful.
  3. joymatar

    joymatar Puppy

    Thank you very much! But what if I take him half hour after eating and still he didn't do anything outside?
  4. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    Then you know he needs to go out again. Give it another half hour. Eventually you'll learn how long it takes for him to have to poop after he eats and you can plan your outings accordingly.
  5. RoxiePup

    RoxiePup Big Dog

    Then take him out every 30 minutes until he does. Do you use a word to tell him what you want? Like "potty"? And praise the heck out of him when he does go pee or poo outside.
  6. kissapit

    kissapit Puppy

    I didn't really use a crate with my puppy as I'm really not fond of them. That's just my personal opinion though, as my son and his wife live in our downstairs and I hear them screaming at their dogs to "go to bed" all the time and it breaks my heart that they use the crate as punishment. Guess that left a sour note on me for crates. With house training Ace, I just took him out every couple of hours and if he didn't go, I'd take him every 15 mins till he did. I set my alarm on my phone to take him out in the middle of the night. Took a couple of months but he trained great.

    I did use the crate when he got an upset tummy but he did go in it. So, I tied his leash to my wrist so when he got up it woke me and I took him out. After a couple of nights his tummy was fine and not potty in the house since. I do use a lot of praise when they potty outside, and still do.
  7. Julie&Jane

    Julie&Jane Puppy

    suppperrr easyyyyyyy fixxxxx

    I'm going to put this super easy... I gotchu!! Keep him on a leash inside. if he goes inside its your fault because you didn't take him out. and 9 times out of 10 he wont go pee on the leash inside ... second; keep treats on your person. ((VERY IMPORTANT))every time he does something you like give him a treat as fast as possible, its all about the timing. this will solve everything, and so will taking him out more often. Love :JULIE&JANE

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