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Regression!

Coco is now just over 4 months old. A month ago she started to walk to the door when she needs to go out. We also take her out regularly several times a day even when she did not signal. For a while she did not have an accident.

Fast forward to about 10 days ago we found her pooped on the upstairs bedroom closet. We noticed she would race upstairs on a few occasion and I would go up and check her out. During that few days span she pooped in the closet twice. Over the past week she also peed upstairs once, on the main floor once.

Not sure what has changed. My wife and I used to work cross shift so we would watch Coco with a small window of 2 hours where she would be in the crate when we are going to work/coming home. However for summer camp my wife also work during the day 9-3 and I work 6 to 3. My wife took her to work where she would be with kids. May be because of the change in scenery Coco got confused and started to have accidents. This week my wife's work decided they dont want dog at the workplace so Coco started to go to daycare today. I am hoping for the next 9 days she won't pick up bad habits!

Also I noticed Coco is more well mannered when she is with me. Withe my wife Coco sometimes at wild, nib harder on hands/fingers, and bite at pant legs. I tell my wife to firm and be the boss. Walk the dog, don't let the dog walk you etc.

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Establishing solid potty habits can be 2 steps forward 1 step back. You are permitting too much freedom without enough supervision. It is easy to get distracted with kids etc. and not pay close enough attention to the puppy's needs to potty. Four months is still young and in order for Cocoa to firmly establish appropriate potty habits when she is an adult you need to
provide closer supervision. We have several dog gates in the doorways around the house which helps manage the dogs. For instance this morning Leo wouldn't poop when we went out upon waking. Chances are that he really doesn't need to go but rather than take the chance that he was just objecting to the wet grass I kept him in the kitchen with me while I fed the dogs, made my coffee and breakfast then had him move with me to the front room were he is now chilling and shortly I will give him his morning comb out. After that I will take him out again. If he poops he will be permitted free run of the house if not I will keep him close until I leave for work.


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Prince is 4.5 months old and still not allowed to go upstair by himself. I didn't put any gate at stairway, he just know he can't go.
He rings the bell for his business and PLAY, and I'm kind of know when he really needs to go, I'll tell him NO NO, it's not play time...and he'll walked away frustratedly

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Molly is 7 1/2 months old and is also not allowed upstairs without me. She rarely has an accident but is still not reliable to tell me she needs to go out every time. Just yesterday I got distracted with making and serving dinner. I lost track of time as to when she was last brought outside and she peed on the kitchen floor. I consider that my mistake as well as her still being a puppy.



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Benny had a few days last week where he had accidents and it was so frustrating and strange, and he's also a little over 4 months old. We think he might have had these accidents because a day before he had a puppy friend over that he might have been trying to cover the scent of... or maybe he just regressed. The next few days, I took him to his spot and didn't allow him out of my sight. No accidents since the day and a half retraining! We just cleaned our carpets so we told him, no more accidents!

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We still have the same barrier gates up today that we had up when Oliver arrived home. He has not had a potty in the house for weeks, but I am still the instigator in his going out more than he is, so I don't know for sure if he would be consistent in telling me he needs out. He has let us know quite often, but I am not sure if it is something he would do all the time. He is kept in the main floor area and always in view. We have a walkout bungalow and he has never been downstairs. It is not a part of the house we use, my son uses it. He still doesn't know how to go down stairs and I am fine with that it saves me buying another gate. He can go up just not down.







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[QUOTE= He still doesn't know how to go down stairs and I am fine with that it saves me buying another gate. He can go up just not down.[/QUOTE]


same here.... Prince can go up easily and hesitated to go down...

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Molly hates going down stairs too. I had to block off the steps because she was always going up and just sitting in the hallway waiting for me to come and get her!



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It makes sense if you think about it. Their little front legs are shorter than their back legs, so an ordinary step is quite far down to step and the balance would be really difficult with their bums so high in the air. They must feel like they are falling forward without control. That momentum thing. Then there is the fact that it is not a continuous flat surface it is a small flat surface with another drop.







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Coco can get up and down the stair bravely now. The couch is too high for her to get on but she can jump off. Soon my wife will be off for a few weeks and can look after her. And soon after she will be on maternity!

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