training your pup to poop outside
thanks a lot for your amazing website!!!
I'd like to ask you how to stop my 10 weeks rottie from poopin' inside... I read about the crate training but I seem not to understand it correct!!! do you mean by it is to lock the dog in his box all day and just take him out for pooping or what ?!!! and if there is another way or not ?!!!
what I do is, everyday I wake up and take him outside to empty up and after a while we do the same but at night it is so cold here and he is sick !!!! plz help !!
thanks a lot
With puppies the best way to prevent them from peeing or pooping indoors is not to give them the opportunity to do so at all.
You don't need to lock your pup in his crate all the time, but when he's not being crated you need to be supervising him very closely. At the first sign that he needs to eliminate, then you take him outside right away. If he starts to 'go' indoors, scoop him pup immediately while telling him 'No' and get him outside to finish up.
At 8 weeks, pups usually need to go outside to potty every 30 minutes to an hour, as they grow they can go longer between potty breaks, but at 10 weeks your pup probably needs to pee/poop at least every hour to an hour-and-a-half maximum.
I know when it's cold they often don't want to go, and try to run back inside. If your pup won't pee/poop when you take him out, bring him in and put him in his crate for 10 - 15 minutes, then take him outside again. Repeat this until he goes, then he can run around indoors with you watching him to make sure he doesn't have an 'accident'.
First thing in the morning, and last thing at night puppies often need to pee/poop more than once when they go outside, so remember to give him plenty of time to really finish up before you take him back indoors.
Hope this helps. Best of luck.