Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: ontario, canada
Re: GSP Pooing through the night
I hate potty training, but my collie was a PITA, not her fault, she just took longer to mature. Crating helped, schedules helped, but in her situation it was just a matter of time. ROFL I only got 11 reliable years out of her, now she's 13 and we have occasional accidents, but that's the joys of an older dog, just as unreliable bladders and such are the joys of babies and 7 months is still a baby.
Patience, understanding, ignore the accidents ie. dont let her see you clean it up, don't even look at it if you can avoid it, some times it's more psychological in that it's attention, good or bad. Those first few months of her life might take you years to undo. Work with her, it could be as simple as seperation anxiety, you might want to crate in your bedroom so she gets used to being alone, but not really alone if you know what I mean. There's lots of theories and training ideas out there, good luck. We ran the gamut with Sandi until one day I just accepted she wasn't ready to be 100% reliable. She slept in her crate, on the floor beside my bed, I got up during the night when necessary and we slowly worked through it. I won't lie, there were steps forward and falls back, I had her from 8 weeks on, once we established no psychological reason, no physical reason such as pain, we just relegated ourselves to the fact she would mature slower.