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Completely 100% housebroken ages?

I have been doing a lot of research on housebreaking lately. My question: If a dog's bladder is not capable of full control until 6 months + , why are so many people on the net claiming their puppy of ages anywhere 8-14 weeks is completely housebroken & only took two days??

This just seems crazy & contradictory to me.


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housebroken doesnt mean how long a dog can hold it. it means when the dog understands that it is suppose to go do its business outside and will alert you so it can go outside.
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8 weeks, but he followed the older dogs. They trained him.
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some people are good trainers. some dogs learn faster. my last
dog took 2 weeks before he was house broken. i got him when he
was 10 weeks old. the dog i have now took 11 days and he was house
broken. i got the dog i have now when he was 10 weeks old.

after my dog was house broken i continued to take out every
15 minutes to a 1/2 hour. overnight he was out 2 or 3 times.
as he aged his times went from every 1/2 hour to every
45 minutes, to every hour, to 1 hour and 15 minutes and so.


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I have been doing a lot of research on housebreaking lately. My question: If a dog's bladder is not capable of full control until 6 months + , why are so many people on the net claiming their puppy of ages anywhere 8-14 weeks is completely housebroken & only took two days??

This just seems crazy & contradictory to me.


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To hold it no matter what, and never, ever pee in the house even if they were alone for several hours? 6-7 months.

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I didn't get my dog until he was 3 months. It took 2 to 3 weeks to house break him. It felt longer though..lol


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housebroken doesnt mean how long a dog can hold it. it means when the dog understands that it is suppose to go do its business outside and will alert you so it can go outside.
Exactly. We ran an errand once and were suppose to be back home in 3 to 4 hours. Well, there were delays and traffic, we were going about 6 hours. We had Riley then and he did his poo right near the back door. He was trying to get out. He did not get in trouble for that though. It was our fault.


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I honestly didn't think it was possible for such a young puppy to have bladder control...but Cricket (my JRT) proved me wrong. We brought her home at 12 weeks, the first few nights she slept in the crate and I'd wake up every few hours throughout the night to take her out. She never pottied and I just knew she'd have accidents...

She never did, and I realized she just didn't NEED to go out every few hours. So we stopped waking up to take her out and she never had an issue holding it through the night.

The experience I had with her hasn't been typical, most of my other dogs have been higher maintenance and haven't had as much bladder control until they were older. But it is possible! I'm sure it helped that she was already crate trained by her breeder, and I think she was used to sleeping in her crate.

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My dog was 7 weeks old when we brought him home. Within a week he was housebroken. While I was at work or school and had to leave the pup alone for 9 hours-he could not hold it that long and would have to pee. That's because he was too young to hold it so long-but housebroken he was because he wouldn't do that if someone was home to let him out-and he knew to go to the door when he needed to go.

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Lisl was good to be by herself up to 10 hours at about seven months. She would regularly hold it for up to eight hours by the time she was five months. About six hours at four months.

Careful food and water intake management helps a lot during potty training and never letting them out of your sight while you are home with them.

Lisl was very easy to train. I can't remember the last accident she had before I considered her 110% potty trained.

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