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      No progress with house training my pups grrr

      Hi I have always had pups and maybe I have been lucky but toilet training has been easy . With Nellie I donít seem to be making any progress.well not as much as I would like anyway🙁 she is 13 weeks.She does piddle sometimes when we are out and I praise and treat. Quite often though she will come back from her walk and piddle in the kitchen. She also messes indoors sometimes though she does often use the training pad to piddle or poo. I am wondering whether to put the training pad outside but she will probably chew it or to maybe do away with the training pad altogether.i have used urine blaster to neutralise any odour that may be lingering. I would appreciate any suggestions and am I expecting too much too soon?

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      After every nap, every meal, every play session, and every 2 hours. And not all dogs are perfect at 3 months. Give it time.
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      Yes, some take longer than others. I would get rid of the training pads completely, assuming you have quick, easy access to outdoors and are not in an apartment.
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      I'd think about getting rid of the training pad because I would wonder if she's gotten the idea that it is OK to pee and poo inside. You don't mention how often she goes outside but if it's not as often as Jen suggests, try to increase the frequency so she doesn't have a chance to go inside as much as possible. If you have a crate or small penned area for her, when you cannot keep your eyes on her to catch her in the act, I'd put her into her confined area until you can. If you take her outside and she doesn't go, take her back in and put her in her crate or pen for 5 minutes or so and then take her outside again. Some people use a leash to "tether" the pup to them, like put it around your waist or hook it on your belt, so the pup is always right next to you where you can watch what she's doing and catch her the second she starts to show signs of wanting to go and rush her outside. That could be an alternative to the crate or pen. Pups can get distracted outside by the sights and sounds and smells, so you'll want to make sure she's actually gone when you're outside and not go back inside until she has gone, unless you're going to do the crate thing and then bring her back outside.

      Most of our pups have trained pretty quickly but we did have one boy who didn't seem to catch on until he was nearly 5 months old and would often pee again nearly as soon as we brought him inside. It was pretty frustrating but he did eventually learn.

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      I do that and I try and watch her at all times too but by the time I get to her itís to late 🙁

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      Yes I agree that maybe she thinks itís ok to go on the mat. Yes I have done away with the mat today I may just use tonight. I donít crate but I do have a small area by back door that I can contain. I wish she was as good at scratching to go out as she is to come in! I have been leaving the back door open during the day so again that could be why she hasnít learnt to ďaskĒ to go out

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      Thanks folks I just wondered whether I am expecting too much but I suppose they are all different... off to walk her now 👋

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      I wonder if leaving the back door open for her to go in and out might not be the best strategy at this point. She hasn't really caught on to the fact that you WANT her to go to the bathroom outside and she shouldn't go inside at all. So she goes out, sniffs around, eats a few things, looks at interesting bugs, comes back inside and realizes she needs to pee and just stops and goes wherever she is. Once she knows that peeing and pooping outside is good and going inside is bad you can leave the door open for her to wander in and out. In the meantime, since you want her to start understanding where to go, I'd try to make more of a distinction between inside and outside by not leaving the door open for now. Just a thought.

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      That makes sense 👍

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      Yes I have changed strategy today. No training pad down . This morning after her walk she came back in and piddled. I scolded her and then ignored .... no accidents since. I am going to training classes tonight.i closed the back door and she actually winged to go out hurrah then she piddled double hurrah and then repeated for her business a little late. Letís hope this is the turning point. I am going to close the front room door tonight so she cant sneak into the kitchen to piddle. Then let outbatbusual intervals and watch her like a hawk

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