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Needing a little wisdom, please. Is it usual for a 5 month old not to be able to hold her urine more than 2-2 1/2 house during the day? I have pushed her to 3 hours for maybe a day and half and then I am caught off guard and she will have a pee accident after 2 hours. Amount of water or time of day do not seem to play a part. She does hold it for 7.5 to 8 hours during the night. I understand the logic of decrease activity and decrease intake means less output. Just wondering if she should be able to hold it longer. I have tried on and off for the last 3 weeks. Thank you.
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Mine, up until recently (he's 2 now) typically went several times during the day. I take him to work with me and he'd need to go out usually mid-morning, then again at lunch, then mid-afternoon and then again at end of day. He used to poop once or twice during that time too (but not he only goes right at 5 PM). He always held it through the night. Since I, myself, go more often than once every 8 hours, I didn't worry about it.

Now, he quite often won't pee after his morning pee until either mid-afternoon or end of day. I still take him out a time or two just for a jail break!

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Poop is no problem. She had one poop accident the first week we had her and none since. AND she does a half bark half whine to let me know she has to poop, if I happen to not see her at the door. I try to be vigilant when she is out in the kitchen,but sometimes when I am at the sink, I can't see her at the door, although I try to frequently look around to see where she is. She will not let me know she has to pee in this way...:-(
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Bandit just turned 6 months. She had the same kind of variations and it seemed like it would change day to day. Just being a puppy and I would not worry about it at all. Holding that long at night is a great accomplishment. She will get it. I assume she was not recently spayed as that can have an effect some times.
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Actually she was... 2weeks ago. And variations day to day is a good way to put it. Just when I think, hey we may be on to something, she says uh uh. :-)
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Poop is no problem. She had one poop accident the first week we had her and none since. AND she does a half bark half whine to let me know she has to poop, if I happen to not see her at the door. I try to be vigilant when she is out in the kitchen,but sometimes when I am at the sink, I can't see her at the door, although I try to frequently look around to see where she is. She will not let me know she has to pee in this way...:-(
My experience with Kodi, and reading many, MANY potty training threads here over the years, makes me think that THEY don't see "potty training" as being "one thing". I think, from their perspective, there is "pee training" and "poop training".


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Hmmm, that explains why occasionally she will go out and pee and in 5 minutes go out to poop (or vica versa?).
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Sometimes.....they just have to get it.....and immature bladders, small bladders.



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Mikey's almost 5 months and he goes pee almost regularly every 3 hours. Sometimes he has to go sooner if he's played hard or drank more or eats but his schedule is pretty much - 7:30 am, 10:30 then anywhere from 12:30 - 1:30 depending on my lunch schedule. Then around 3:30 and then I take him out between 5:30 - 6:30 depending on what I'm doing for dinner. Then around 8ish and then 10 - 11:00 pm, depending on when I go to bed

There's been a couple times he's waited for 4 hours for me but then he's like desperate to go and goes first thing when his paws hit the grass He does sleep all night: 8-9 hours without going.

I think that if she's real active every 2 - 2 1/2 hours is normal. Unfortunately since she's peed inside quite a few times it makes it harder for her to try to feel it necessary to hold it longer. It's like, "yea, I could hold it a little longer but it would be somewhat uncomfortable waiting so I'll just go where I've gone before"

I don't believe she has any bladder problems if she's holding it all night. She will learn that you and everyone involved is much happier when she goes ONLY outside and as she gets older she'll be able to hold it a little longer but with small dogs I think they still need out every 4 hours if not more most of the time.

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Please also remember.....just because your Hav can hold it 8 hours or so at night, does not mean they can hold it that long during the day.



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