House training is more than just pottying in the house. Most six month old dogs can get themselves in trouble with free reign in the house, chewing on cords or getting into the trash, etc. I hear that small dogs can be the dickens to house train, but I have no experience with them.
I understand the concept of housetraining being about more than just pottying; I'm specifically asking about pottying. If that wasn't clear in my original post, I'm sorry.
I crate my dogs. I crate them when I'm gone, at night, and sometimes when I need to go in and out of the house freely, and if I'm sleeping. I do it for the same reasons as most - safety, security, and as a potty training tool.
He's fine with cords and such. I've never had a problem with that from him. The most trouble this particular dog will get into is sleeping on the couch where he's not suppsed to be without permission.
He'll continue to be crated with my dad; he's pretty much going to take over the same routine I have for the dog but with his personal tweaks. -Over time, if given too much freedom and not enough leadership, he will probably start to empty the garbage and generally do what he wants. he's the type that wants to do what HE wants to do and is a constant challenge. Hense the rehoming to my dad
The issue is not pooping in the house when not being directly supervised. I know that most will do this if given too much freedom. I just want to rein in the 'five minutes alone and I'm gonna poop cause I'm the boss' business. I'd like my dad to be able to leave him for more than a couple of minutes if he needs to without George pooping somewhere.
eta- He's 18 months, not six months