9 mth-potty issues in home - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-26-2011, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 14
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
9 mth-potty issues in home

Our 9 mth girl is pottying in the house after several weeks of not doing that. what happened? is it the adolescent years (human teen year) that i hear about? She is paper trained in the laundry room with maybe 1-2 accidents in a week but this past week; several a day! help! Shld i just try again & crate train to go outside to potty? thx!
BoopDBoop is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-26-2011, 02:16 PM
Metrowest, MA
 
krandall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 23,686
Submit Photo: 6
Photo Submissions 299 Times in 297 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by BoopDBoop View Post
Our 9 mth girl is pottying in the house after several weeks of not doing that. what happened? is it the adolescent years (human teen year) that i hear about? She is paper trained in the laundry room with maybe 1-2 accidents in a week but this past week; several a day! help! Shld i just try again & crate train to go outside to potty? thx!
If your dog is still having 1-2 accidents per week, she is NOT potty trained!!! You need to confine her to a smaller space, watch her more carefully and make SURE she doesn't have accidents until she is COMPLETELY reliable with that level of confinement, then S-L-O-W-L-Y expand her freedom from there.


Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
(ARCHMX Starborn Kodak Moment CGC, NTD, BN, PCD, NA, NAJ, CDX-CCH, RE, RLV, RL1X3, RL2X4, RL3X3...
plus Starborn's Picture Perfect & Nauti Herd Compact Flash RN, CGC, NTD, SN-C, RL1)






krandall is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-26-2011, 04:40 PM
LINDA
 
lfung5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: PA
Posts: 6,496
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 36 Times in 33 Posts
All my guys relapsed at the same age. It's back to the basics. I found it only lasts a day or 2. It's almost like they know what to do, but are testing you. Treat her as if she is a 8 week old puppy. It won't take long for it to click again. Good luck!! Hang in there.





lfung5 is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-26-2011, 05:03 PM
Senior Member
 
Suzi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: West Linn Oregon
Posts: 4,845
Submit Photo: 21
Photo Submissions 40 Times in 40 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by BoopDBoop View Post
Our 9 mth girl is pottying in the house after several weeks of not doing that. what happened? is it the adolescent years (human teen year) that i hear about? She is paper trained in the laundry room with maybe 1-2 accidents in a week but this past week; several a day! help! Shld i just try again & crate train to go outside to potty? thx!
Has she been spayed? You need to be sure she does not have a urinary track infection one of the signs is having to pee a lot in small amounts.

Maddie at 5mo old
Suzi is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-27-2011, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 14
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
yes, she's spayed. hmm...1st time dog owner so maybe she's not potty trained. i just assumed that she was since she has a few accidents a week. maybe i'm confusing her by indoor paper and outdoors potty training. Thx
BoopDBoop is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-27-2011, 01:38 PM
Metrowest, MA
 
krandall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 23,686
Submit Photo: 6
Photo Submissions 299 Times in 297 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by BoopDBoop View Post
yes, she's spayed. hmm...1st time dog owner so maybe she's not potty trained. i just assumed that she was since she has a few accidents a week. maybe i'm confusing her by indoor paper and outdoors potty training. Thx
No, I don't think you're confusing her by giving her indoor and outdoor options for pottying... Many Havs have an indoor option. (it's very convenient for many of us!!!) But it's NOT uncommon for 9 month old Havs still to need close supervision. When you are completely mistake-free for a month with closer confinement, you can start SLOWLY increasing her freedom. Any signs of back-sliding, go back to the level where she is successful.

It's all about building good habits in the beginning. If the "habit" is to have a couple of accidents a week, you can end up with a dog who ALWAYS has a couple of accidents a week. If you want her to be truly reliable, break that habit now, and establish good ones!


Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
(ARCHMX Starborn Kodak Moment CGC, NTD, BN, PCD, NA, NAJ, CDX-CCH, RE, RLV, RL1X3, RL2X4, RL3X3...
plus Starborn's Picture Perfect & Nauti Herd Compact Flash RN, CGC, NTD, SN-C, RL1)






krandall is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome