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Housebreaking a 3.5 month old puppy
Hi everyone. First let me say thanks to everybody that contributes to this forum. The wealth of knowledge I found here has been really informative and helpful. In search of some more knowledge I humbly come to you today, with clear eyes and a full heart, with a question regarding my Prairiwind puppy, Chester.
Chester will be about 3.5 months when he arrives to us in four days. Since he was sort of an impulse buy, we elected to have him delivered at 3.5 months instead of the normal 8 weeks because we knew we had time off around this time of year to be with him in his new home. As an added benefit, we were hoping that he'd have better bladder control as an older puppy since my wife and I read somewhere that it's about +1 hour for every month he is in age, thus saving us some sleepless nights (sorta). And this is my question...
Since he hasn't been housebroken before by the breeder, does this rule of thumb apply in Chester's case? Or does it apply to puppies who've been training since 8 weeks? Should I still expect to wake up every hour on the hour at night to let him out of his crate to pee?
Thanks in advance!