Re: Need Help Pottie Training
It sounds like you need to start completely over like he's 8 weeks old and youre just bringing him home.
The first thing i would do is start with the crate. Make sure he only has enough room in that crate to completely stretch out when laying down and thats it. Any more room is not needed when potty training. This method works because dogs typically dont go to the bathroom where they sleep. If he has any more room than what i mentioned, he will lay down in one spot and go to the bathroom in the other.
Second make sure you bring him outside every hour on the hour. Make sure you take him out before he goes in the kennel and the second he gets out. Do not waste any time, just bring him out immediately. Dont even give him the chance to go because he will. When he does go to the bathroom outside like a good boy, make sure to praise and treat so he knows he's doing a good thing going outside. These dogs want to please their owners so show him youre pleased when he does the right thing.
Third thing is to watch Drake like a hawk when youre inside. If you cant watch, put him in his kennel. Do not give him any opportunities to go. If you see him sniff around, take him outside, and praise when he goes.
Oh and make the kennel a fun place for him to be in. Give him a treat when he goes in so he recognizes it as a positive place to be. Put some of his favorite toys in the kennel for him to play with. Make the kennel a positive place. I've got my lucy bolting to her kennel the second i say the word because she knows it will be followed up with a tasty treat.
Just have some patience because its not an overnight fix, but just work on it with him and he'll eventually get it. Let me know if you have any other questions.