- Jan 4, 2007
- Warwick, New York, USA
I physically cannot take them out every 30-60 minutes around the clock every day for 3-4 months or longer. I would be dead from exhaustion. If someone tells me they do this then I have to say I have a hard time believing it. You'd have to be a superhuman who has everything delivered, doesn't need to work, has no requirement to ever leave the home, and apparently doesn't need REM sleep.
How did people manage to have housetrained dogs before crating? This is a serious question because what I'm hearing here is this is the only way to do it and every other method results in unreliable dogs. I don't believe that argument at all because I've had dogs and know people who've had dogs who weren't crate trained and they were completely reliable.
Anyway, I started this thread in hopes of trying to find a compromise that results in successful housetraining while allowing me to live. I've gotten some great ideas and I've been reminded of the importance of separating the dogs. Even if we don't agree on everything, I hope you know that I do appreciate the dialog and am very grateful for the assistance. It's a big help to me. Really!