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Frustrated at 7 months

Charley is 7 months now and I thought he was doing great with his potty business and then suddenly tonight he peed on the bed. It's been a couple of months since he did that but I feel so frustrated. I thought we were safe in that regard. Fact is it's my fact, took him out at 9:30 and he just wanted to come back in again. I thought it meant, "no mom, I don't have to go". Ten minutes laters he peed on the bed.

There haven't been any accidents in the house (fact is I don't let him run free aroudn the house) just in the bed!!!! 3rd time now. Can he just not be trusted. Will I ever be able to trust him. It seems that after he's done so well and seems to have iron kidneys, maybe I let up a bit and whammo.

Also, everyone tells me they slow down a bit as they get older. When is older?? Charley is sooooooo energetic. I love it. He's great great fun but I am really looking forward to the slow down part.

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Man that stinks, one of my biggest fears even though it's never happened to me. DH started letting Timmy sleep with us a few months ago and I was always on edge. Do you have him in bed to sleep with you at night or just to hang during the day. Timmy is SO routine oriented which is good in some ways and bad in others. He takes his last drink of water at about 9:00-9:30 and then it's out to pee before I head up at 10:00. If he doesn't pee he's in his crate instead of in bed with us. I think he's learned no pee, no bed. Before I take his water away I ask him if wants a drink and I have to say nine out of ten times he takes a really long drink. He's hasn't had an accident since he's been about 5 months old. He still doesn't have free reign of the house but it's not because I don't trust him, I don't trust my messy kids leaving stuff out that can be eaten and then of course there's the kitty litter I don't want him near.

About slowing down, I think we have a long way to go. Timmy is about 9 months old and pretty layed back but he still has his puppy moments, but that's what we love about them isn't it? Either my kids or myself play a crazy game of fetch with him before he goes out to pee before bed which tires him out and might help him pee from all that running around. Like I said routine is the key here, kinda messes stuff up when we miss something but that doesn't happen too often. Seems like life is a game with these guys.

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Charley is so cute!
I wouldn't give him access to the bed at this time. Especially after he didn't pee when you took him out.
At seven months, he is still young and he shouldn't be given the opportunity to make mistakes.
Don't get discouraged, this is normal puppy stuff.
Also, make sure that the urine smell is removed from the bedding. Does your mattress have a water-proof cover? Hope so.

He will slow down eventually, although he may always be an energetic guy.

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Do you go OUT with him to make SURE he goes potty??
I know with Tillie (who is 2 yrs) if I don't go out and tell her to 'go potty' there is an 80% chance that she won't go (gets distracted, forgets what she went out there to do LOL) and will ring the bell to go out again 5 minutes after she comes in... so I go out with her to make SURE she pees unless she is just going out to sunbath or something.

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My girl is almost 8 months old. I was letting her in the bed but then in early july she peed in the bed and it was back to the crate. In the past few weeks I've have been letting her in the bed but only if I know she peed just before and if she didn't drink a bunch of water (sometimes we walk in the evening, she comes home and drinks a ton of water and i know she'll need to go). for the past couple weeks she's been in my bed about half the nights. She would have been in my bed last night but I wasn't paying attention when i took her outside and didn't see if she peed or not. I stayed out for 15 minutes and couldn't get her to go again. I wasn't sure so into the crate she went. She slept quietly all night so I guess she might have gone, but i wasn't going to give her an opportunity to have an accident again. This approach seems to be working okay for now.
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Charley is 7 months now and I thought he was doing great with his potty business and then suddenly tonight he peed on the bed. It's been a couple of months since he did that but I feel so frustrated. I thought we were safe in that regard. Fact is it's my fact, took him out at 9:30 and he just wanted to come back in again. I thought it meant, "no mom, I don't have to go". Ten minutes laters he peed on the bed.

There haven't been any accidents in the house (fact is I don't let him run free aroudn the house) just in the bed!!!! 3rd time now. Can he just not be trusted. Will I ever be able to trust him. It seems that after he's done so well and seems to have iron kidneys, maybe I let up a bit and whammo.

Also, everyone tells me they slow down a bit as they get older. When is older?? Charley is sooooooo energetic. I love it. He's great great fun but I am really looking forward to the slow down part.
Charley is still very young on both counts. it is not at all unusual to still be "riding herd" on a small breed dog at 7 months in terms of potty training. I think most people find that it takes a good year of diligence. In this particular case, where he has already peed on the bed several times, my guess is that he can smell the pee there, even if you can't and is responding to that. Frankly, you may NEVER be able to trust him again on that mattress.

As far as energy level is concerned, Charley is still a puppy, and puppy energy level is to be expected! I found that Kodi settled somewhat betwen 1 year and 18 months, but the biggest change was after his 2nd birthday. At that point, he had the capacity to just "hang out" when there wasn't anything more interesting going on. Before that, he was a "busy" boy!


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Do you go OUT with him to make SURE he goes potty??
I know with Tillie (who is 2 yrs) if I don't go out and tell her to 'go potty' there is an 80% chance that she won't go (gets distracted, forgets what she went out there to do LOL) and will ring the bell to go out again 5 minutes after she comes in... so I go out with her to make SURE she pees unless she is just going out to sunbath or something.
last nite I did go out with him. actually I always go out with him since I don't have a fenced yard. Last nite he just didn't pee when we went out and I was foolish to bring him up to the bedroom. I could kick myself! Anyway, tonight he's in the crate in the bedroom.

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My girl is almost 8 months old. I was letting her in the bed but then in early july she peed in the bed and it was back to the crate. In the past few weeks I've have been letting her in the bed but only if I know she peed just before and if she didn't drink a bunch of water (sometimes we walk in the evening, she comes home and drinks a ton of water and i know she'll need to go). for the past couple weeks she's been in my bed about half the nights. She would have been in my bed last night but I wasn't paying attention when i took her outside and didn't see if she peed or not. I stayed out for 15 minutes and couldn't get her to go again. I wasn't sure so into the crate she went. She slept quietly all night so I guess she might have gone, but i wasn't going to give her an opportunity to have an accident again. This approach seems to be working okay for now.
taht seems like the best way to do it. I suppose I have to get back to that routine.

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Charley is still very young on both counts. it is not at all unusual to still be "riding herd" on a small breed dog at 7 months in terms of potty training. I think most people find that it takes a good year of diligence. In this particular case, where he has already peed on the bed several times, my guess is that he can smell the pee there, even if you can't and is responding to that. Frankly, you may NEVER be able to trust him again on that mattress.

As far as energy level is concerned, Charley is still a puppy, and puppy energy level is to be expected! I found that Kodi settled somewhat betwen 1 year and 18 months, but the biggest change was after his 2nd birthday. At that point, he had the capacity to just "hang out" when there wasn't anything more interesting going on. Before that, he was a "busy" boy!
actually the times he peed on the bed, it didn't go through to the mattress. phew!!! I was certain of that and the bedding was washed, washed again and again. but who knows.

it's been a really hot summer here and there are a ton of mosquitoes and I suppose it's my own patience that has been faltering.

I love his puppy energy . maybe I need to be able to say know to it though. I'm just not sure. everytime charley wants to play do I need to play? I think I'm too concerned that Charley is always happy. Sounds silly writing this down. But sometimes I just need a break and want to just relax with my little guy. I do need to be vigilant though. He needs to learn the house rules, e.g., when I open the Dw or dryer, that's not a time for him to want to get him. I mean it's cute 'n all but he has to learn what's his and what's not. he seems to need constant reminders. but as you say, that's to be expected at this age? My other dog was a puppy over 20 yrs ago. It seems I've forgotten quite a lot about puppyhood.

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actually the times he peed on the bed, it didn't go through to the mattress. phew!!! I was certain of that and the bedding was washed, washed again and again. but who knows.

it's been a really hot summer here and there are a ton of mosquitoes and I suppose it's my own patience that has been faltering.

I love his puppy energy . maybe I need to be able to say know to it though. I'm just not sure. everytime charley wants to play do I need to play? I think I'm too concerned that Charley is always happy. Sounds silly writing this down. But sometimes I just need a break and want to just relax with my little guy. I do need to be vigilant though. He needs to learn the house rules, e.g., when I open the Dw or dryer, that's not a time for him to want to get him. I mean it's cute 'n all but he has to learn what's his and what's not. he seems to need constant reminders. but as you say, that's to be expected at this age? My other dog was a puppy over 20 yrs ago. It seems I've forgotten quite a lot about puppyhood.
Aw you sound just like me. We are a little older and our last dogs were puppies long ago when we had a lot more energy and patience. I keep waiting for Ted to stop all the puppy stuff, but in my heart I know darn well that 18 months is more the calm down age. I think this time period will be looked at fondly when its over, just like so many others on the forum that have multiple Havs, must feel. Our first Christmas should be nice!

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