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So, Oliver is 16 weeks old on Sunday. We tried to train him on an indoor potty tray, and really did not take to it. Even now, SOMETIMES he'll poop on it, usually he poops somewhere else in his ex pen. I do make sure not to let him roam the house around the time he's going to need to go, so really, he only goes on the tarp I have under the ex-pen.
Peeing. He wasn't learning the tray. Just peeing in the ex-pen and sloshing through it with his feet. Not good. Then we discovered he preferred the grass outside, regardless of the weather. He can hold it a number of hours, including overnight now. I take him out every 2-3 hours during the day but he's pretty good about indicating that he has to go. We haven't had a pee accident in weeks, and he will occasionally go on the potty tray if he really has to and we don't get to him in time. He's never peed on the carpet.
Is this really unusual? He sometimes poops on the tray, never poops outside. I added a second tray which helps a little, but I wonder if he only does it because there is less space in the ex-pen. I thought poop would be easier in terms of training, but I guess not. It's better because poop is more predictable, but I'm kind of at a loss as to how to proceed. Is this something that. he'll eventually get or should I try something different?