Not sure this is the correct way to post a new message? I still have not figured out how to post a new thread? If someone could let me know the correct way to post new threads, that would be very helpful! So I hope this works.. I have posted this message twice.. thinking one of the ways will work! So sorry about the repeat!
We brought 11 week old puppy Leo home on Saturday, 3 days ago. He is the most adorable thing! We love him-very sweet natured and super smart. Just a dream dog and he has adjusted so quickly to our family! As this is our first experience with puppies, I think we are off to a good start!
He is pee-pad trained and does not soil his crate/xpen set-up. He does tell us when he needs to go as long as he is in his x-pen set-up. The pee-pad is in the laundry room.
So a little walk to get there from his pen. He is having more issues about going outside though, he prefers the indoor place and we are having a tougher time getting him to go
outside. We want him to be indoor and outdoor trained..I hope we are not confusing him by have multiple spots?
We feed him three times a day--roughly-- 8:30, 12:30 and 6pm.. take the water away by
7 pm. Sometimes he eats and sometimes not, but he does eat two good feedings a day.The breeder said to take the food away after 20-30 min if he does not eat at each meal. But the problem is that he does not seem to need to go "potty" the usual 20-30 min after his meal.. although we walk him 20-30 min after his meal to his outside spot or indoor spot. He refuses to do his job and sometimes it takes 1 -2 hours before he does poop after he has eaten his meal. So right now we are on his schedule and not the other way around! Is this normal? How can we change this? My vet has said I need to teach him to do it on command and has suggested umbilical cord training along with the crate. But after he eats.. and all our song and dance of taking him outside, he climbs into his crate and falls asleep. When he wakes up after 1-2 hours.. that is when he wants to do it! But so far he has let us know and has not soiled his crate. We have not had accidents in his crate so far..but this does not seem right either!
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
New puppy mom Ahnu and puppy Leo.