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Advice please.
Pepe is 7 weeks old and he arrived in my home 2 days ago. He is just adorable.
Potty training not going well. We stand together at "the spot" 15-20 minutes after he ate and drank,for maybe 10-15 minutes but he does nothing.
I say : go potty and just looks at me. After 10-15 minutes we come in and he "makes" in the house. Not immediately though.I know it's too early, and this is the way it goes in the beginning but perhaps someone can offer a different advice?
Thanks in advance

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Comment by Silvia Sperber on February 21, 2017 at 11:12am
Thank you all for your comments and advice
We do stand, yes, and walk as well as he scouts for a spot. It's never the same spot though. I am vigilant while he's in the crate and do take him out when I see that the body changes position.
It is a challenge during the first few months I know. Hopefully the rewards will erase these hurdles. And mess cleaning.
Comment by CJ, Gracie, and Quinn on February 21, 2017 at 10:48am

I agree with all that has been said, and yes, 7 weeks is young. A couple more weeks doesn't seem like much, but it really does make a difference. With that said, give it time. You are doing exactly what you need to do. One thought, when you say "stand together" do you mean that you are not walking around? It's good to have a potty spot, but it might help if it's more of an area than a spot. Walking around a bit and sniffing a bit can help to get things going :)

Another thought is that if you do come back inside before he pees, I would watch him like a hawk. If you see he's about to pee, do a little "ach ach" and pick him up and head right back outside to the area and the "go potty." Also, I wouldn't wait any longer that 5-10 min. before taking him back out. You may even want to put him in his crate for 5-10 minutes and then repeat the pee attempt.

One thing I don't suggest is using any negative punishment for accidents in the house. They will learn to cower and react to the punishment, which may make it seem like they understand, but they really don't associate the discipline with the peeing. I've even read that it's a good idea to do the clean up while they are NOT watching. We followed that advice with Gracie. It's the positive happy dance lots of treats rewards that make a difference! :)

Please keep us posted and best of luck!

Comment by Lois - Izzi on February 10, 2017 at 3:11pm

7 weeks is very young    pick him up and take him where you want him to be..  within 10/15 minutes of food or water take him out...

Comment by Lois - Izzi on February 10, 2017 at 3:09pm

another comment  to agree with Jan...  keep something on hand to clean the scent from the house.. 

Comment by Lois - Izzi on February 10, 2017 at 3:08pm

don't come in until he does go .... make huge fuss with 'good boy'   lol just keep at it..

Comment by Jan, Lily & Nessy on February 7, 2017 at 6:57am

My advise, just keep trying.  Take him out.  Wait. Take him out again...

The words "go potty" mean absolutely nothing to him right now,  but they will.  When he finally does what you want, where & when you want, make sure to let him know you are pleased.  In the mean time, keep "Nature's Miracle" or similar on hand, to remove the smell of the accidents that are bound to happen.

Patience is worth the effort,  hang in there!

Jan and the brats

Comment by DonMarie & Picco on February 6, 2017 at 10:05am

Potty training could take some time. You probably could try waiting a little longer before taking him out, it's so hard to tell!  Congrats on the pup, he's a little fuzz ball! 

Comment by Silvia Sperber on February 5, 2017 at 10:34pm
Thank you guys
Will keep up the hard work and dedication. I'll do my best
Comment by Laura , Marley and Oliver on February 5, 2017 at 10:23pm
I'm surprised you got him before he was 8 weeks old. Florida law is they must be at least 8 weeks old. Breeder can be fined. Anyway, it may take him awhile since he is so young. He will learn , being consistence and praise him a lot when he does go outside and you might even want to have a small treat in your pocket to give him after you praise him, with " good boy " Good luck.

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