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Housebreaking Help

Hello All,
I was wondering how long, on average, it takes to housebreak a pup? (Completely...No more accidents(unless sick)

I have a 7-Month old Male Havanese who is still peeing on the floor, chair, where ever he wants....I know he can hold it for long periods b/c he does in his cage while at work. I let him outside every 45 minutes to an hour while awake and out of his cage. Sometimes he goes right after coming back inside. When he is "free" of his cage we keep him confined to a small area. He is also difficult to catch in the act...We see it after the deed is done.

I have only scolded him when I have caught him in the act which has not been often. After the fact, I do not scold because I think I will confuse him.

My husband is getting fed up with him and we are getting ready to move into a new home.

Any comments and/or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Ok, so I don't have a pup of my own but I've heard from the wise ones here that when they regress on housebreaking you have to start again from the beginning by keeping him in an expen until he is trustworthy and then slowly giving him more freedom such that he won't be out of the expen for long periods of time until he can prove he can do so without an accident. Basically, you need to start over with the training, though I imagine it wouldn't take as long as the first time around.

I hope that makes some sense but I'm sure the more experienced ones can give you more elaborate answers.
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I agree, I think back to basics is the way to go. I have found that my girls were fully reliable at 6 months, but Logan is a bit of a challenge. We have a week or so with nothing, then in one day he has 3 accidents. Thankfully he usually only goes on the hardwood or marble floor, so easy cleanup. If he has not gone for a while, I will put him on a leash instead of letting him run, as he gets SO distracted by whats going on outside that he "forgets" to potty.

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Kara--Gucci sounds like Brutus--his pottying is a family affair. He doesn't like to go outside by himself.
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Hi Conabelle!

You are not the only one with some housetraining issues, though many Havs are usually 100% trustworthy around 5, 6 or 7 months. Some take much less time, others more.

This might help......

Here's a thread started by Derek:



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