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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-27-2017, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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I am looking for some advice, Izzy is 3 months now and as done well with me for potty training. We have only had a few accidents and I feel they have been more when I am busy and don't watch for her cues. However, she is worse with my boyfriend when he is with her after I go to bed or when I am at work she has accident almost every time up to twice. He says that he is taking her out every hour and watching her but I don't know if there is a reason she is different with him or if its just that he isn't actually doing what he says. Has anyone else had this problem? If so what did you do?
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To get your puppy housetrained you should keep her leashed while in the house, and with you or your bf at all times. Watch her cues, and take her out whenever she needs to go, praising her for success. It won't take long before she gets the idea again. What you can't do is take her out on a set schedule, ignoring her behavior in between outings...or you end up with the situation you're now facing😁 It'll be over soon!
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I meant to say also, that it's unproductive to scold or punish the puppy for accidents. Doing so can prolong your agony (and hers), just watch her cues and get her outside then praise.
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I am looking for some advice, Izzy is 3 months now and as done well with me for potty training. We have only had a few accidents and I feel they have been more when I am busy and don't watch for her cues. However, she is worse with my boyfriend when he is with her after I go to bed or when I am at work she has accident almost every time up to twice. He says that he is taking her out every hour and watching her but I don't know if there is a reason she is different with him or if its just that he isn't actually doing what he says. Has anyone else had this problem? If so what did you do?
100% of the time when there's an accident it's the person in charge of the dog. So I'd look to your boyfriend. Pottying is matter of fact. It's part of life. She won't do it to be vindictive or to treat a person different than she would another. The only time that comes into play is if they're punished for accidents. THEN you'll see new behaviors. They'll learn that doing a natural function results in a punishment so they'll just find a way to do it out of sight. And even then it's not to treat that person differently. They just learn that doing something they cannot control results in negative interaction so they try to avoid that negative interaction.

Assuming you're both doing it right and NOT punishing accidents and taking her out on the hour every hour, gradually extending times and watching her cues (AND staying out until she goes! No going back in until she's done her thing, and if you must, she goes in her crate directly until you can take her back out to finish!) chances are he's missing cues or missing times. Also be sure like has already been said that you heavily praise and reward pottying outside. Every single time. Make it an event for her, something that's just super fun and exciting when she does it.

She's not free roaming right? At that age she should not have free run of the house. She should either be with you, dragging her leash at all times and supervised with your undivided attention or she should be in her crate (or outside with you, dragging leash and 100% supervised). For the first few months minimum a pup should NEVER have free run and never be unsupervised. Either leashed and in the same room as you with your full attention or in the crate. As long as that's being done faithfully accidents stop really quickly and they learn very fast, so do we!

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Correct bad behavior, don't redirect. Redirecting is rewarding, not resolving.

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Thank you for the feed back

Thank you guys for the feed back the issue seems to be resolved, I say this with a little uncertainty because who knows if it is truly resolved or if it will resume. I think he started watching her better and just taking her out more after playing and being in the crate. We do not punish her for accidents if we catch her doing it its more of a surprised 'uh-oh' and rushing outside to finish. We do keep her within eye sight, never did the leash trick simply because I am too clumsy and would probably just trip over her or the leash but we seem to be doing OK without it. I feel like we get better at things then its 2 steps back sometimes.
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