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12-19-2013 03:13 PM
Eiros At 5.5 months Warden was already mostly house trained. I dont leave him out of the crate when he's home alone but he sleeps without it and always alerts us in some way when he's gotta go. He either gets super restless and "in your face" suddenly, or he'll go and hit the doorknob with his nose so it rattles.

Jack, on the other hand, took AGES to potty train. We still had to watch him closely into 7-8 months +. He would never tell us, just pee in the house. He'd tell us when he wanted to go out and play but not potty!

Every dog is different!
12-19-2013 02:59 PM
stmcfred Lola is 17 weeks and still not housebroken. She knows to go outside but only alerts me to go out about 50% of the time. She's incredibly smart, but for some reason I just can't seem to housebreak her.
12-19-2013 01:24 PM
Shaolin Finn was signaling to go out solidly by 11 weeks and we could leave him with no accidents at about 20 weeks. It took about 3 months for solid training. Abi? She's still not completely trained and she's going on ten months old.
12-19-2013 11:58 AM
wolfy dog Being house broken is pretty relative. If a pup doesn't have accidents it is because you are vigilant and manage the pup well but I don't consider them house broken at that age.
WD had two pees in the house when he had a re-occuring bladder infection as a 12 week old pup (first sign of his autoimmune issues). Two of my passed-on dogs have never had an accident but they were not house broken yet. I call them house broken when I can leave them alone in the house for a few hours without an accident, give or take some items being chewed up but that's another issue but still my responsibility.
12-19-2013 01:31 AM
AmeliaStone Well it took 4 months to train my buddy was kinda tough.
12-19-2013 12:30 AM
3 Months.

Tyson was 2 months when we got him, he wouldn't potty or pee in the crate but would sometime pee inside the house but he was completely house broken within next month. he out grew his cage when he was 4 month old (rather small size,fit for Japanese Spitz i guess), he has been living outside crate since then.
No accidents what's so ever.
He had bad stomach when i switched to raw, also then he would whine and bark, but would not potty inside. He has many flaws, and many things to improve upon but in this case he is as trained as he can be. So proud of him.
12-18-2013 11:40 PM
GSDlover143 I house broke/ crate trained Zeus at 10 weeks. No accidents since: ) hope to keep it that way.

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12-18-2013 11:07 PM
Sunflowers We had two pees in the house, and both were my fault, because I didn't take him outside in time.
12-18-2013 10:20 PM
Mell4now Thanks everyone for all your responses, (@Katieliz... I just got the results from her urine sample and blood work and everything is ok there. )
I Spoke with her vet and she said Greta's issue seems to be a matter of unlearning her previous habits and settling into her new schedule. It's been 3 weeks since her last accident but I don't feel she is ready to be out unsupervised for another few weeks.
12-12-2013 03:31 PM
PearlWolf I'm so happy to hear that I'm not the only one with this issue!

Jericho is perfectly crate trained, but still not house broken. He will cry when he has to go out, but it's every hour. He has proven that he CAN hold it, he just doesn't care to when he's in the house. In fact, if he whines and I take a second too long to get him outside, he will just go.

He is only 4 1/2 months old, though. I assume it will "click" somewhere around 6-7 months, because just last week as we were coming up our stairs, he turned around and asked to be let out again for a 2nd potty before we were even in the house yet. So, that has to mean something, then! He knows he's SUPPOSED to go outside, but I wonder if his baby brain just kinda... forgets sometimes? I know his particular line is full of dogs that were slow growers/maturers, so I wonder if maybe it will even take him nearly 8 or 9 months to get it perfect. Who knows.
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