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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by nickyjneve, Jul 27, 2009.


  1. nickyjneve

    nickyjneve PetForums Newbie

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    I am a newbie!! so very slow at this! Hi everyone :) We have had our gorgeous working cocker puppy for a week now. We are loving him up, but need some advice on messing in his crate. On the advice of the breeder, we are crating him for an hour, then out for 20 - 30 mins, then back in again for an hour and out again for 20 - 30 mins. Repitition, repitition, repitition apparently :smilewinkgrin: This is working well, he seems happy as we also feed him in his crate and it's all cosy and snuggly with vet bed and toys. But, he wee's and poos in it. I am aware that puppies bladder and bowel are not mature enough to hold it for long, but I am a bit worried that he is going to think that it is ok to mess his bed?? He doesn't poo in it in the day, but he does wee in it during that hour. He has poo'ed in it during the night though. 7 -8 hours is a long time. Obviously, he isn't getting told off for messing, so will he still learn to not mess in his bed if we continue to praise him for going outside?
     
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    scosha37 PetForums VIP

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    Hi and welcome to PF...hope you enjoy your stay...:D

    Mybe you should post it in the training section...:D

    Just rememeber puppy allways pee & poo's after Sleep,eat, and play...:D
     
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    Welcome to PF xxx
     
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    Hi, welcome to the forums.
    An hour is a long time for a young pup's bladder to last during the day. Try taking him out more often, every 30 mins or so.
    7-8 hours is also a very long time at night. I've had my pup for just over a week now (he's 8 weeks, 3 days) and the longest he can last at night is 6 hours. I take him out at 11pm and 5am at the moment and he is clean in the house in between. I am gradually increasing the time he is left for and it seems to be working.
    Good luck and don't forget to post photos, I love puppy pics!
     
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    HI,

    Welcome to pet forums :)
    Looking forward to your pet stories and enjoy the board
     
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    Hi and welcome to PF!

    Ellie x
     
  7. nickyjneve

    nickyjneve PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks!! I will try taking him out more often if he is awake. I won't wake him if not. I'll try and post in the right section in future:eek:
     
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    Welcome to petforums....Jill
     
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    Hiya and welcome :D
     
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    Welcome to the forum
     
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    Hi, I too am a newbie on the forum. I have been taking my pup out after every meal, sleep and play. He has had the odd accident in the house but not for the last two days, fingers crossed. :wink5:
     
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    welcome to the forum
     
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    Buggles PetForums Senior

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    Welcome. I've NEVER heard of a breeder advising for a puppy to stay in a crate like that though. I'm sure it will do more harm than good. They need to be out of the crate socialising with you, not stuck in it all the time.
     
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