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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-06-2012, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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How long can a 14 w/o pup "hold it"?

my puppy is only 10 weeks, but when my classes start I want to know how to set up my schedule so I can be home for my pup


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i think i was taking my dog out every 2 or 3 hours when
he was 14 weeks old. when we couldn't let him out one
of our neighbors would come in and let him out.
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I've always heard the rule, "1 hour for 1 month". But I think how well the house training is coming along is also a big factor.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-07-2012, 12:08 AM
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Every dog is different. My dog had to go more often than average. At 9 weeks, it was every 10-15 min. At about 3 months, it's about every hour at the minimum. She grew slowly.
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What I've always followed is:
1 hr for each month plus 1.

So 3 months= 4hrs .... 5 months= 6hrs, etc.

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And if you have a particularly robust-bladdered pup you may get to enjoy 6-7 hours of hold time overnight!
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By 14 weeks, all my pups can last thru the night when I crate train them. So at least that long.

But we need to be careful, if there is 8 hours at night, and 8 hours of work/class... then we darn well be spending alot of the remaining 8 hours exercising, training and socializing!






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Well she's pretty well potty trained, and at night she sleeps In a crate by my bed. During the day she'll be in a pen or outside In the backyard. So far at 10 weeks I can almost always get a full nights sleep which is great. I go to bed pretty late but I don't sleep in


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Remember too, that especially at that age, they will be able to hold it longer during the night when they are sleeping more than holding during the day with more playtime.
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Remember too, that especially at that age, they will be able to hold it longer during the night when they are sleeping more than holding during the day with more playtime.
That's a good point and why if you aren't home, USE THE CRATE. Easier for the pup to hold it, less cleanup for you. And that's all continuing with the housebreaking. If the pup is allowed out in a larger area to play while you are gone chances are you will always have a mess to clean up and you are extending the housebreaking training. I personally do NOT like cleaning up the poo/pee every time I get home.

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