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How do you house train a diffucult puppy

We have a older dog (he is 8 now) and we got him as a puppy & he was pretty easy to housebreak. We got a golden retriever puppy a month ago, and he is so hard to house break, he did better when we first got him than he is now. We take him out every 1 1/2 hours through the day. He is given his food & water 3 times a day. HE will over eat & over drink if we leave it out all day. (vet said that its normal for puppys to do this) He still pees all day long, right after he comes in he will pee. We went and got a huge cage for him. We did what the vet said to do as far as crate training him. Well he still pees even in his cage! We DONOT leave him in the cage all day, I feel bad for him when he is in it. Which is at night & when we leave the house.

But how do you house break a stubborn puppy? He is just 12 weeks & he is doing better, but I want him to do his bussiness when he is outside, NOT WHEN I BRING HIM BACK IN THE HOUSE.

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Asked by TAY-NATESMOM at 11:44 AM on Feb. 25, 2010 in Pets

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  • Goldens can grow in spurts which means the muscles that were getting strong just POOF stretched out and now the bladder is weak again.

    Keep up with the crate training. No absorbent anything in the crate. You may want to use a divider while he's small and make the crate 1/2 size. This will discourage going in the crate.

    Feed and water on a schedule. Go out before the food and water. Go out 15 minutes after food and water. If he doesn't produce on the out after the food and water, put him in the crate for 15 minutes, then take him out and try to potty again. When he potties outside, he gets to be un-crated indoors.

    My golden mix was the hardest dog ever to potty train. Even with a crate. He just peed all over himself all the time. And given the opportunity, he'll drink 12 gallons of water, barf up the water, then go drink more. You're not alone! Don't give up!

    Answer by ecodani at 11:51 AM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • I read you first answer and can't add to it. Goldens are difficult to train. You are doing everythink right you just have to keep at it. The only other idea is to increase the treats when he does his business outside. He is trying and his little heart wants nothing more than to make you happy he is just having alittle more trouble than others.

    Answer by CorrinaWithrow at 12:00 PM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • i came on here looking for the answer to that question! i have grand-puppies that come to visit. a 4 month old cocker spaniel that belongs to my son. smokey the bear, or smokeyb is his name. he spends a week at a time due to son's travel schedule which worked out fine until this visit. he is like a little boy that waits too long, and he knows its bad to poo in the house (always by the door to outside) but doesnt know how to tell us. i too take the puppy outside. how do i encout=rage him that it's ok to poop, just not in the house. i praise the daylights out of him and tret at him when he does poo outside.


    Answer by coffeemytime at 12:01 PM on Feb. 25, 2010

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