Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Northwest Illinois
I use to take him out often as a puppy. After he woke, a certain amount of time after he ate, etc. And if I saw any signs of searching to go. I work from home so it was really easy to watch him. He only had two mistakes his first week, which was mostly due to me watching him closely. I knew he was really trained when one night he woke me up whining to go outside. He had explosive diarrhea & was scratching at the door to go outside. He nearly jumped through the kitchen window (poor guy). If he had to go THAT bad and didn't I was convinced he was house trained.
We still have somewhat of a schedule now. When we wake up, sometimes at lunch time, after work & before bed. He doesn't always do both. Sometimes if he doesn't go poops he will later on in the night whine/moan when he is ready to go outside to do his business.
GSD/Dinozzo (A.K.A. SG Jocose vom Mittelwest); Cats: R.I.P. Xena & Zora; Ferrets/Falkor, Draco, Drogon
Last edited by KathrynApril; 12-22-2014 at 04:01 PM.
Reason: added ", which was mostly due to me watching him closely."