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Noah was soooooo easy. SCOUT IS SOOOOOO HARD.

I can't get him to stop going in the house. Yesterday after I had him out for 30 mins and he went, I was inside petting Noah and Scout walked behind my chair and did poop...like this was the place to go. :mad:

Noah looks at me like "why the heck can he do this and I can't?" :doh:

A few things I have learned,
:no:He is scared to be alone in the backyard - in the dark. So I go with him.

:confused:He does let us know when he has to go, he is just quiet about it - he sits and stares for about 2 mins, if you don't move he goes and finds a spot.

:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:He prefers the carpet over grass

:no:He knows it's wrong, I can tell by the hiding and sad face I get when I find it.

I take him out ten miutes after he eats in the eveing and he goes - in the morning I can be standing around for an hour and nothing...but as soon as I'm not around poop.:confused::confused::confused:

AND the other day he was playing with Noah and in the middle of play I see him walk off...peeing in the corner...inside.
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Bad Puppy! Bad Me....I can't figure out what we are doing wrong. He has no interest in going outside all the time. Inside is safer. (learned last night shadows scare him and if Noah barks at a random noise the poor guy goes into panic mode)

I've tried to take them seperate, but he that's not working either...he's too old to be doing this. (6 months)
 

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I don't have anything to tell you as I was just about to ask for help with my Molly peeing in her crate. I take her out every hour and she goes pee outside every hour. She's always done her other business outside - for which we are really grateful. But the peeing ... She'll go outside,pee, get her reward -all happy but there's no connection. We come back inside and sometimes 20 minutes later she's asking to go out again. If I am not right on her- she pees, even in her crate. Sometimes she gives us no warning - she just pees. I thought dog's would not go in their crates? Is that true or not? She's only 13 weeks old and already sleeps most nights straight through (12 - 6) with no accidents which, must mean she can hold it longer than 20 minutes. Is she simply not making the connection even though from day one we rewarded her? I'm with you Noey ... I don't know what to do. How do I get her to make the connection? At what point will she get it that she's rewarded outside and ignored if its inside? Again, I must stress that we are very grateful for all good behaviour Molly shows us and the peeing in itself is not a big deal she's a puppy but, something isn't adding up here. I know I must being doing something wrong.Help please.
 

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Other than starting back at square one, taking him out every hour, praise and a treat, then confining him to an non-carpeted, I don't have any other ideas.

It's probably just a fear phase that he'll outgrow. :crossfing
 

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Other than starting back at square one, taking him out every hour, praise and a treat, then confining him to an non-carpeted, I don't have any other ideas.

It's probably just a fear phase that he'll outgrow. :crossfing
:( I hope so...he is now getting me new carpet...but I'm buying it. :no:
 

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I would do as suggested above. Treat him like you would a puppy you just brought home. If he goes potty outside treat, praise, and let him play outside of his crate. If he doesn't, he goes into his crate for a period of time until you try it again.
 

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Noah was soooooo easy. SCOUT IS SOOOOOO HARD.
I completely understand...I think Jake was trained in less than a week, Cody at 7 months pooped on the carpet yesterday after no accidents in 3 weeks :mad:


Cody also stops and stares at you when he wants to go out. But he has me trained now because as soon as I see him do that I'm up and heading for the door while Cody may be heading to the pantry hoping for a treat :doh:

I thought we'd finally gotten past this until yesterday. We had a big storm here with lots of rain and wind, I'm hoping this is what thru him off as he had never been in the rain before and was hesitant to go outside.

I hope others will have some suggestions.
 

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Go back to treating him like he's a little puppy. Timing, management, supervision, etc.

He knows it's wrong, I can tell by the hiding and sad face I get when I find it.

NOPE. He knows that you making the face you make when you find pee/poo = bad. That doesn't mean (to him) that GOING pee/poo is bad. Timing is everything, and unless you make the face AS HE'S GOING TO THE BATHROOM IN YOUR HOUSE (along with the noise to startle, etc.) he won't make the connection.

Only answer is to step up management, etc. so that he doesn't have the chance to go in the house. Even if that means leashing him to you when he's in the house and not crated for the next three months.
 

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... She's only 13 weeks old and already sleeps most nights straight through (12 - 6) with no accidents which, must mean she can hold it longer than 20 minutes.
Holding it during their waking hours and holding during sleep are two different things. Hank is 13 weeks old, I still make sure he goes out about every 1/2 hour during the day. He's been holding it through the night since he was around 7 weeks.

She'll get it, just be patient.
 
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