We just got a lab/pit mix, 9 week old puppy. She doesn't let us sleep at night. We keep her in her cage so that she won't pee in the apartment. We are having a hard time potty training her. If she doesn't learn by the end of the month we will have to give her up. Can anyone help me?
By Iryna from Chicago, IL
There is a lot of information archived below. I hope some of it will be helpful for you, because there is only one week left in this month. I haven't had to train a puppy in ages, but that seems like a short time to me. Best of luck. (03/23/2010)
A nine-week old puppy needs to go outside to pee every 2 hours. The formula is an hour for every month of age. You cannot expect a baby this young to be house trained already. You need to take her outside every 2 hours, then praise her when she potties outside. Do not keep her in a crate for hours at a time and expect her to not potty in it. She is a baby. You should not have her if you don't have the time to do it right. Think about it, and don't get a dog if you don't have the time. It's wrong and unkind. (03/24/2010)
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