Join Date: Jan 2012
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 3 Times in 3 Posts
In a couple weeks you should find he can hold it all night if you limit water after 8pm or so. With both our dogs, we crated at night and for the first couple weeks got up once or twice in the night to let them out. With our Hav Jasmine, she did not need to go out in the night from about 11-12 weeks.
I'm not sure what experts advise, but I personally think it is really, really important to accompany the puppy on all potty breaks when in the potty training phase. Praise is really important, as is making sure they go in the right place every time. Our 16 week old at this point doesn't have accidents in the house, which I've read is quite unusual at that age for a Havanese, and I think one of the reasons it's going so well (knock on wood!) is that we are always there when she potties, praising, and have not given her chances to make mistakes in the house (a few have happened early on but we interrupted them in the middle and took her straight outside). Crate training at night is an important part of the potty training process, I would think.