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Old 10-09-2016, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Il
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We don't know what to do. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-10-2016, 08:09 AM
 
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7 months is still a young dog. The dog should be crated and taken out hourly when you are home. When your dog is not in the crate, he/she should be tethered to you by a leash so that you can interrupt any piddling and take him/her outside.
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Old 10-10-2016, 08:26 AM
 
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Not unusual at all for a 7 month old. Jrz gave you good advice above.
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Old 10-12-2016, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Il
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7 months is still a young dog. The dog should be crated and taken out hourly when you are home. When your dog is not in the crate, he/she should be tethered to you by a leash so that you can interrupt any piddling and take him/her outside.

Ok thank you
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Old 10-14-2016, 05:06 PM
 
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Some links to some "How To" pages that you will probably find useful.

Tips for How to Housetraining Your Puppy
How to Housetrain Your Dog or Puppy : The Humane Society of the United States
How to Potty Train Your Dog | petMD
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Old 10-17-2016, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Under the Redwoods
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7 months is still a young dog. The dog should be crated and taken out hourly when you are home. When your dog is not in the crate, he/she should be tethered to you by a leash so that you can interrupt any piddling and take him/her outside.
What is the point of having a dog if it stays in a crate? We have pets so we can enjoy them, they are our friends.
I have never had my dogs on a leash while in the house.

If the dog is peeing in the house due to a breakdown in training/communication/timing, locking your dog up is not really going to teach your dog much other than the crate will be a place they will not want to go if they have to stay in it all the time.
You need to learn your dogs manner of communication. Dogs will tell you when they have to go, but you have to start by showing them the right place to be going. Also know your dog's body schedule. Some drink then pee, others pee then drink.
The very best tool for training and communication, a bell. You want a bell or group of bells that make enough noise so you can hear them from just about anywhere in the house. Have the bells tied to the door that goes out to where the dog does its duty. Ring the bell when you take your dog out for a bathroom break. When the dog want to go out to be out and play (if you allow that) and is sitting at the door waiting make the dog ring the bell. It really does not take much for the dog to learn to ring the bell. Both my dogs and cats have this down by 4 months old.
When the dog makes a mistake in the house. Walk the dog to the spot, ask if they peed showing them the spot, then walk them to the door and have them ring the bell- even if you have to take the paw yourself, then take the dog outside and say 'pee'...or what ever word you choose. Just be sure to be consistent with the same word. For our current dogs is 'business'. Prior dogs it was 'potty'. The word does not matter, the consistency does. Words, bells and all that are part of the lines of communication to develope between you and your dog.
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