Mom to Ricky and Sammy
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Well, I don't really believe in schedules too much. lol Never did it with my 3 kids when they were babies and didn't really stick to one with the pups. When we got Ricky at 9 weeks, I fed him around 7, 8 in the morning and again around 12 or 1 and dinner was usually between 5 and 6:30 ... but it depended on a lot of things. I don't want them too stuck on a time since in our busy household a lot happens in a typical day and we never know when we can be home, when our own supper might be or what else is going on. It just works best for us. I know for some, a schedule works best and if you both work outside the home then it's more likely you'll stick to one.
If you want to be sure Radar poops before bedtime, then I suppose giving him supper no later than 7 should do the trick.
What often happens with 'secret poopers/pee-ers' is that they become a little frightened to eliminate in front of you, even if it's on their pad or in their litter because the last time they did (when it was on the living room floor), they were startled, picked up and scolded. They can then fear eliminating in front of you. It doesn't mean you shouldn't scold the pup, because I did it to Ricky and to Sammy when I caught them peeing in an inappropriate place, but if it's a chronic problem, it might explain it to a degree.
I dunno..... I read that somewhere and it made sense to me! lol
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