Help! My boxer is a potty training nightmare!
I need some advice from pet lovers, particularly from anyone who knows anything about potty training boxers (or really any dog).
I have a 13 week old boxer. I got him at 11 weeks, so have only had him for two weeks. The people who we got him from had started potty training using the cue words "hurry up" to tell him to go potty. He does pretty good going pee outside, and will wake us up even to go outside (with the occasional "oops" when he's really excited, but that's okay for now). What really is getting me is that he will go outside, pee, then come in the house, and go poop. Once in awhile he will go outside, but usually he prefers to go #2 in the house.
He is crated during the day- usually from the time my husband goes to work at 9 until I get home at 12:30, then I let him out while I'm on lunch, then he goes back in from 1:30 to 3:30. The rest of the time he's out of his crate and free to roam only a few rooms of the house (we have the rest gated off so we can watch him better, keeping his accidents to a minimum). I don't know, at this point, what else we can do! Someone suggested keeping him crated all the time except for letting him out, but I don't want to do that.