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How often do you take your Hav out to Potty?

This is a question to all those who don't use papers and who have reliable Havs. How often do you let you dog out to potty?
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I alway go outside with them, but I would say 5 times a day and sometimes more. If I leave the house I potty them before leaving but then I let them out again when I get back even if it's only been a couple hours.

Since I have three, every dog doesn't always go every time. Rufus can hold it the longest and isn't even in a hurry to go out in the morning.
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On a typical day, Sydney goes out first thing in the morning (around 6:30). We go for a walk before I leave for work, sometimes she goes then, sometimes not (around 7:30).
The dog walker takes her out at 1:00 and I assume she goes then typically.
Then I take her out around 6:00 when I get home from work, and again before bed at 10:00. Occasionally one extra evening outing around 8:00.

So I guess that means somewhere from 4-6 times a day on average.

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Great question! I've wondered how often she really needs to go out.

Piper goes out at 7 am for potty & walk, midmorning(10 am), lunch(12:30), midafternoon(3 pm), before dinner(5:30), evening walk/potty (8:30) and before bed (midnight). That's 7 times, Yikes!

I'll be really interested to see how often others go out. I'd love to cut some of these out(especially before winter!) but am afraid of what may happen.

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6:30am, 10:30 am, 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 7pm and 10pm. They usually do potty 2 times a day ( either 6:30 or 10:30 and then at 4:30 or at 10pm). They piddle everytime we take them out. Like Christy, I take them out when I leave the house and again when I return.

On a rainy day, they tend to use the pads if we can't go out.

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6:30am when we get up, 8:00am for a walk, 12:30pm for a walk, 5:30pm when I get home, 7:00pm for a walk, 11:00pm. Plus we usually spend an hour or two at the dog park in the evening.

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Kipling is completely reliable and we seem to have a similar schedule to many here. First thing when he wakes up - usually around 7 a.m. but he can wait longer if we sleep in. That's usually just a pee. Then a walk at 8:30. That's when he has his first poo of the day. Mid-day between noon and 2 but sometimes even later like 3. Evening walk between 7 and 8:30 and once more before bed around 10. I also do what Christy does if I'm going out I always let him out before I crate him so that may be in addition.

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This is interesting. Rosie tinkles every time she thinks about it. I take her out in the morning as soon as she gets up. That is the big pee. Then she will come in the house and poo. I have tried leaving her out for an hour or so and she still comes in the house to poo. Before I can get to work she has used the pee pads sometimes twice--just a little. Then as soon as she gets to the office, she inaugurates the pee pad there and poos again. This goes on all day. I think it is because of the pee pads that she won't attempt to hold it. My previous dogs went about 4 times a day. As adults they only did the poo once a day. I always let them out at 9 pm. they got used to the "its 9 o'clock". they would run to the door. I kept my mother for two years and her little dog got in this routine also. I am not having any success with Rosie. I have taken all of the pee pads up in the house except the one in our bedroom so that she doesn't see it an think "Oh I will pee on this." If I had it to do over again, there would be no pee pads. Course they are mighty handy on rainy days and there is the wet legs because of the dew thing. I have never crated her but am thinking I may have to to get her to hold her pee. Any suggestions?
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Lola gets taken out specifically to potty around 4 to 5 times a day. But I also take her to run errands with me and she usually potties then. And we go to the park every evening where she pees a few times. I have a pet loo [one of those fake grass contraptions] on my balcony and she sometimes goes out there too.

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Great question! I've wondered how often she really needs to go out.

Piper goes out at 7 am for potty & walk, midmorning(10 am), lunch(12:30), midafternoon(3 pm), before dinner(5:30), evening walk/potty (8:30) and before bed (midnight). That's 7 times, Yikes!

I'll be really interested to see how often others go out. I'd love to cut some of these out(especially before winter!) but am afraid of what may happen.
I think some can just hold it longer than others. Rufus can sometimes go 10 hours easily and still not even worry about pottying. Marley could NEVER make it that long! You just have to know what your dog can handle. I'd rather take them out too often than not enough and have them start having accidents in the house.
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