How long without accidents, before you consider puppy housebroken??
Is there a period of time that passes accident free where you feel you have accomplished housebreaking? I always thought if we made it to a month we would be good.
My new pup is a hound mix. He is somewhere between 6 and 7 months old. I expected him to be tougher, because he is a hound and came from a shelter. Honestly, he has not been that bad. Got him Oct. 3rd. One poo accident in the house ever. Pee? Well every time I think we are there - OOPS! He made it 2 weeks this time. I was so proud. Went to a party Saturday. I fed him early, before I left. He did not poo before it was time for me to leave. He was in his crate for about 6 hours. I expected an accident. There was none. He went outside, when I got home. My buttons were bursting.
Next day - Sunday, I took puppy out to the bathroom. Put him in the crate while I went downstairs to watch the football game. Came back to a wet crate. I know he can hold it. He can hold it all night from 10PM - 7AM. Never goes in his crate overnight. I'm just thinking he wasn't happy knowing I was home and he was crated. Or maybe he was mad, because he wanted to watch the game. LOL!
So, now we are starting ALL over again. Two days. No accidents. Is there a magic number where I can say, "Yes! We made it! He is housebroken!"?
Natty Boh 6-27-12
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