11 WEEK OLD PUPPY
by BARBARA LARGE
(MOUNDS VIEW, MN US)
MY PUPPY IS 11 WEEKS OLD AND SHE GOES OUTSIDE TO TO PEE AND THEN COMES IN THE HOUSE AND 20 MIN LATER PEES ON THE FLOOR. A LARGE AMOUNT OF PEE.
HER SISTER HAS NEVER GONE IN THE HOUSE SO WHY IS SHE?
WE HAVE DONE THE GOING OUT SIDE EVERY HOUR AND SHE WILL PEE AND WE PLAY SOME AND THEN GO IN AND IF THEY COME IN ON THE FIRST CALL HEY GET A TREAT.
THEN THERE SHE GOES ON THE FLOOR.
My suggestion would be to get a crate and start crate-training your puppy :o)
Crate training is the simplest and quickest way to housebreak a pup (or dog of any age really), and it eliminates 90% of the opportunities for a puppy to 'make a mistake' indoors.
Puppies are creatures of habit, and once they start having 'accidents' indoors it becomes a habit very quickly. Your pup doesn't fully understand that she can ONLY eliminate outdoors. Her sister seems to have 'got it' already, but all puppies are different, this one is just taking a little longer than her sibling.
You can find out all about crate training on my Crate Training A Puppy page. By using that method you can bring your puppy in, put her in her crate, then take her back outside again 20 or 30 mins later for her to 'finish' doing her business. That way, her habit of messing indoors will be broken, and soon fade in her memory.
Do also be sure to thoroughly clean the area/s where she's been eliminating indoors with a good, enzymatic cleaner such as Nature's Miracle. Regular household cleaners don't eliminate all the odors that attract a puppy back to the same spot.
You can find out more about these types of cleaners on my Dog Urine Cleaning Products page, and how to use them to get the best results on my Dog Urine Cleaning page.
Best of luck!
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