My lad is 18 weeks old. In general, he goes to right spot outside to urinate and defecate as he was taught. When inside the apartment with me, he basicially will hold until I take him out, but without me it is a competely diferent picture. I usually lock him in his crate( a very large iron cage) when I go to work. He seems like he has been habited to pee and poop in the crate. I want to teach him to hold the crap until I come back from work while it is ok for him to pee in his crate. How should I teach him not to poop while I am not present. When with me, its tested that he can hold his elimination over night or about 8 hours during the day. But he will defecate right way when he is locked in the crate. How should I train him not to poop in the crate?
The crate might be too big for him. Can he poop/pee in one end and lay in the other? If so, make the crate smaller by dividing it. Typically, they will not eliminate where they sleep.
Cleo, our black beauty
Zeus, our yellow, mellow, fellow
while he may be able to hold it during the night, that is a logn time to hold it in all day at that age. teh rule is that they can hold it in for 1 hour per month of age and your boy is only 3 months. So to begin - asking him to hold it for eight full hours (even if he can at night) is very likely asking TOO MUCH of him.
and yes while training a dog the crate needs to be just big enough for him to get up and turn around. But on the same token, I would not leave a puppy of that age in such a crate for eight hours. If you cannot find someone to let him outside during the day you may have to live with accidents until his body grows and he is able physically to hold it in.
Charlie (foster) and Rocky
I think its a good idea, taken! Thank you
We need to see some pictures! How about it?
Sophie DOB 04/13/2011 6 mo
Sophie 15 months, with Skye