On Fri, 22 Jul 2005 12:32:50 -0400, Janet B
Nope. He needed to poop. He was indoors and you left him
unsupervised. Bad idea.
He usually poops outside when he needs to. When he heads back to the
house we give him one more chance to go, taking him to the spot where
he usually goes. I don't know why today he was so intent on going back
in the house, if he indeed had to poop.
He was doing great for a week, no accidents at all. Now he has them
every day. It's like we took a step backwards.
Did you slack off in supervision and TAKING him out?
He's 5 months old and we were taking him out every 3 hours or so. I
fear he is not learning to hold it in so we are trying to lengthen
time (and to get him to go to the door or otherwise indicate when he
needs to go). But in this case, it was just after we woke up in the
morning, when we always take him out. It's just that he was left
unsupervised immediately after we brought him back in (assuming,
wrongly, that he didn't have to poop).
How old is this puppy and what kind?
5 months, mixed breed, was a stray until we adopted him.
Unconditional love needs TRAINING along with it. Schedule, schedule,
schedule, and supervise, supervise, supervise. No puppy should be out
of your sight.
I'd love for him to come down to my office while I work but he just
won't come, he seems scared. I don't want to force him down here. I
did manage to coax him once, maybe I'll try again.