Puppy potty problems
My Weimaraner is 8 weeks and I take him out side to go potty and sometimes he goes and other times he doesn't, and when he doesn't I walk him around for a bit and then I bring him inside. Once were are inside he decides to go.
I tell him no, and bring him outside but he still does it. What should I do to correct this?
Richard and Jaxon
He's a cutie for sure! What you're describing is perfectly normal, if irritating, behavior.
If you're not already using a crate, I would strongly suggest that you get one and start crate training him. This method is the quickest and most effective way to potty train a puppy, and it prevents most of the opportunities for your pup to 'make a mistake' indoors.
If when you take him outside he doesn't 'go', or only pees when you KNOW he needs to poop, then put him in his crate as soon as you bring him back inside. Wait 10 or 15 minutes and then take him back outside, and repeat the whole process if he still doesn't 'go'. Don't give him free run of the house until he's eliminated outdoors.
Puppies often need to pee or poop more than once on a potty trip, especially first thing in the morning, so make sure you give him plenty of time to 'finish up' before going back inside.
If he does have an accident indoors, just tell him "NO" firmly, take him straight back outside and always praise him when he does his business where he's supposed to. I would recommend reading my Dog Urine Cleaning page too, as it tells you what kind of cleaners to use and how to make sure they effectively remove all traces of the odor that will attract him back to the same spot.
Potty Training takes time , patience and consistency, but if you make sure to stick with it, Jaxon will soon understand what you expect of him.
Best of luck :o)