May I ask you to post your schedule for Charlie? Thanks!
Sure! It's still a work in progress, but today has gone very well. We're at 20 hours accident free!!!
5:30 - wake up and potty
5:45 - playtime
6:15 - breakfast, then potty immediately after he's done
6:30 - more playtime until he falls asleep, then I put him in the crate covered with a blanket. When he wakes up, he immediately goes straight from the crate to his potty spot outside, no nonsense. If he potties, lots of praise and a treat.
Repeat the playtime - nap time cycle until 1:00, which is lunchtime. I also take him out anytime he sniffs the carpet or makes this little whine that I've picked up on.
After lunch, repeat the playtime - nap time cycle. Play time is a good opportunity for socialization and trying new things. Today we went on a walk to find different surfaces to walk on and met a few neighbors. The new stimulations tired him out too.
Dinner at 7:00, followed by (you guessed it) play time and nap time. The crate and this schedule has worked wonders with avoiding accidents.
11:30 - bedtime for humans and Charlie. Crate him downstairs, which if he's good and tired from playing, he welcomes happily. He gets his stuffed duck and a chew toy.
2:30 - wake up to potty.
5:30 - wake up to potty, repeat cycle.
This is of course the schedule for when someone's home all day with him. Luckily I'm off work from the 21st-2nd for puppy bonding! When we're at work, we've arranged for my sister to come play with him and let him potty at the same 3 hour intervals. When he's here alone, he will be crated until fully housetrained.
I hope this helps! I'll post more as the days continue Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App