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Tell me this is normal? Pottying/bell ringing

6:00pm - rings bell, is taken outside, goes #1
6:08pm - rings bell, is taken outside, goes #1
6:15pm - rings bell, is taken outside, goes #2
6:27pm - pees on the the kitchen floor

Is that normal? Peeing three times in less than 30 minutes? He ate dinner around 4:30 but did drink water (and pee outside) when he came out of his crate around 5:45.
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How old is the pup? Zelda once peed 7 times in an hour when she was 10 or 11 weeks old. But she could hold it all night. Something about day time and excitement. She grew out of that phase pretty quickly.


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How old is the puppy? Young puppies pee often? 4-6 months the rate of pee seems to slow.


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He's 14 weeks. Came home at 11 weeks and has always been able to hold it all night.
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I think the fact that he's using the bells at all at that age is amazing. He is still VERY young, and few puppies of that age have even sorted out pottying, without adding the complication of bells. He's just still confused. Bells won't mean you won't still have to watch him like a hawk for quite some time. There is novelty in the bells, and you have probably reinforced the bells/potty routine with praise and treats. As a result, it is a highly reinforced new behavior, and one he's likely to want to repeat over and over. He'll settle down as it becomes more routine.


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Your post made me smile though I know it shouldn't. I'm so where you are right now (minus the bell-ringing - how on earth did you train that so young? You rock!).

I think Karen is right and things will settle when more routine. Or maybe you could not take him right in when he uses the bathroom but walk the yard with him? For the first thing in the morning trip outside I try to stay out there until I get a #1 and #2.

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I'm sure it's normal; he's very young still. I don't think reliable patterns are built up that early. Cuba is 6 months old now and still, on occasion, goes outside, hurtles around a bit, does a poo and then comes in and pees indoors in her litter box; it's one of the problems with training to use a litter box - it's incredibly useful for those occasions when you just can't be there to let them out in an emergency, but probably confuses the whole issue in the early days. She's really good at using it but then, once or twice now she's just thought "I think the floor looks more inviting, I'll pee there this time"; the holding it through the night didn't work till relatively recently, certainly not at 14 weeks, so I think you are doing really well, and the bell-ringing is great.
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Definitely agree with staying outside a bit longer in the morning. Charlie pees immediately he goes out in the morning, but has to walk around for a few minutes before he's ready to poo. Then we either stay outside for a few minutes play or come back indoors and play. Either way, morning potty is the signal for play which I think makes him hurry up a bit
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