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The first 5 days were great for house breaking. Sierra only had 3 accidents int he house. Today however, is a very different story. My husband was home all day with her and he called me at work and said she had several accidents in the house. I figured it was because he wasn't taking her out like I had been. So this afternoon when I got home from work I took over. Well I am not having any better luck than he did. She will go outside and go and then come in and go again. Also if she wakes up from a nap before I can pick her up to takeher out she pottys.
 

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When I first brought Bailey home, I was taking her out potty every hour when awake and twice during the night for a few weeks and she had several accidents in the house. Bailey wasn't fully potty trained until she was 12 weeks. I'm very lucky that Bailey will tell me when she needs to go out. She sits at the door and whines.
 

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We also went out with our Bailey (many Baileys here) every hour during the day and the times she had accidents were just because we forgot to keep this schedule. During the night we never had to get out with her, she could hold it since she was 8 weeks from 11.30pm to 5.30am and now even until 7am.
Bailey usually walks to the front door, doesn't whine yet, so we really have to see it, but I anyway keep track of her potty schedule.
Are you also praising her or maybe giving her treats when she does potty outside?
 

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I think at that age they have to go every half hour. Went through the same thing with Tucker then all of a sudden one day he could hold it longer, so it seemed. He was fully potty trained by about 12 weeks but will have the very occasional accident in the house if I don't get to the door fast enough (like I am changing my sons diaper or something) but that has happened maybe two or three times.
 

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We had the same thing with Penny. She would always go outside so we thought she KNEW outside is where we go potty. But then she would go inside too. I thought: she knows 'go' outside, doesn't know to not 'go' inside. I think this was the important part of housebreaking for her: to learn that going inside was wrong.

So, one day I followed her around and waited. When she went to squat, I scooped her up from behind (which makes them stop peeing), dashed out the door and put her in the grass. After a few minutes recovery from shock of what had just happened, she happily peed in the grass. That was her big 'lightbulb', 'aha' moment regarding house breaking.

My actions were immediate, dramatic and apparently memorable because after that she's never peed in the house. Well, except for when she got very excited but that was a different issue. ;)
 

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It might not hurt to have her checked out to see if it a bladder infection. But if not then take her out every 15-30 minutes and after eating, drinking, playing and waking up after sleeping.
 

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It might not hurt to have her checked out to see if it a bladder infection. But if not then take her out every 15-30 minutes and after eating, drinking, playing and waking up after sleeping.
Her potty is really strong smelling. She will go outside and potty and come right back inside and go again within 5 mins. I think I will call the vet and ask about possible bladder infection.
 
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