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Old 03-01-2007, 09:21 PM
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Ele is doing really good about not having accidents in the house. It's been about 3 days since she's had an accident (except for her getting sick and pooping in the house yesterday but she was sick). Anyway the only problem is that I am noticing that in her crate she can hold it but when she's out she's constantly running and playing and usually will start sniffing every 15-20 and will go outside and potty. She's usually pretty quick to potty for me to when I take her out every 15 minutes as well, within a minute she's squatting. The vets estimate her birthday at November 20th (or somewhere around that day they just told me to pick a number in the early 20's) so she's just over 3 months old. Is every 15 minutes too often for her to be going out still? Should I try to make her wait a little bit before going outside? If I crate her she just barks so I don't like crating her unless it's nighttime so crating her isn't really an option. With the other dogs though I would let them out and set a timer and when the timer went off I would crate them for a certain amount of time and when that time went off I would take them out and then I would slowly lessen the amount of time they were in the crate. It worked great for the other dogs but she just barks and gives me a headache so I don't like crating her unless it's bedtime (which now usually she will just go to sleep assuming she's had atleast 4 hours of running and playing and tormenting before bedtime).
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:37 PM
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I'd say she should be holding it much long ....unless the move and other dogs are causing it .
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:45 PM
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well the crate she can hold it but everytime shes out she's always running and drinking and its usually every 15 minutes she will go. Should I maybe try distracting her somehow after 15 minutes to see if maybe doing a quieter activity may help her hold it?
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Old 03-02-2007, 12:23 AM
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Herschel is 11 months old and has been completely house-trained since 4 months. However, if my friend is over with his lab then we take the water bowl away and give them ice cubes.

We've found that both dogs--20lb Herschel and the 70lb lab drink so much water that they have to go out every 30 minutes! Giving them ice cubes keeps them cool and hydrated but spares us from them gulping down the entire water bowl and peeing it out a few minutes later.

If the dogs are running around, playing, and drinking water, then it sounds perfectly reasonable for her to only be able to hold it for 15 minutes. She's still really young!
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Old 03-02-2007, 01:59 AM
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Minnie was exactly the same LOL! Every ten to fifteen minuets she needed to go...it was a full time job! An hour was like a really long time for time her and generally only happened if she fell asleep. I didn't ever not let her out if she wanted to go, I mean the last thing I wanted was a hicup in the house training when it was going well and it has gotten better and better, quite dramatically
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Old 03-03-2007, 12:47 AM
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Great advice on the ice cubes, thanks!
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