For 40+ years we've helped over 300,000 dog trainers just like you!

Learn more about Leerburg

FREE Flat Rate Shipping

Learn more
Ask Cindy Our Newsletter Free Catalog
Leerburg » Leerburg Q&A » Answered


Do you have a dog training or equipment question?
Leerburg's Q&A database has 3321 entries from multiple categories.

 

Categories: Housebreaking

Q. Housebreaking my pup has been a nightmare. What would you suggest we do?
I have a 3.8 pound Morkie. She will be 7 months on the 23rd. She is a good dog. Lot's of personality but...the housebreaking has been a nightmare. I started crate training her and she was peeing in the kennel at night even though I walked her during the night. Then she stopped doing this and recently started again. She was kept in the crate during the day and walked once sometimes twice a day until I got home at 3:30. But she has always had accidents in the house no matter how many times I walked her. I would find pee spots on the carpet. I am honestly fed up. So I started during the day putting down a pee pad because I started a new job and I am gone all day and I can't come home on lunch as I have an hour commute. She will pee on the pee pad during the day when I am gone.... but she will pee wherever she feels the need, including my couch, when I am home with her even though she is walked every single hour! I feel as though I have confused her as she can't tell me or doesn't know how to tell me when she has to go so she just goes. Plus the pee pad I know has given her the idea that peeing or pooping in the house is ok. My husband wants me to get rid of her as she had an accident on the couch today and he is done with it all he says. I really need some guidance.

A. I’d get her to the vet for an exam, she may have a urinary tract infection.

If she checks out ok, then it’s a training issue.

I’d use a crate and an exercise pen with her just like I do with any other dog, regardless of size or breed. Don’t let her practice behavior you don’t want.

I’d recommend the video Your Puppy 8 weeks to 8 Months and our housetraining eBook.

We have a section on the website about housetraining.

For future questions, you might benefit from learning to use our SEARCH function, which is located in the top of every page of the website. If you type in your key words or question it will find you articles, Q&As, free streaming video and links to threads on our discussion forum. Our website has over 16,000 pages and it’s very likely you’ll find the information you are looking for. I hope this helps.

Cindy Rhodes
  
Recommended Products
Metal Ex Pen with Door
Metal Ex Pen with Door
$57.00
This exercise pen is durable and affordable. Exercise Pens are good playing ground for your Pets whether indoors or outdoors. This exercise pen is made of Acri-Lock™ Acrylic Coated Gold Zinc for long lasting protection. It has a secure double latch door access to make your pet secure. Also, this exercise pen is easy to set up and you don't need tools to build this one. It's a versatile exercise pen; you can even have a variety of pets in it.

Option 1:
$57.00*
 
Your Puppy 8 Weeks to 8 Months
Your Puppy 8 Weeks to 8 Months
$40.00
1 Hour, 59 Minutes
This is one of our most popular training videos for new puppy owners. Over 35 years Ed Frawley bred close to 400 litters of German Shepherd puppies. He knows what new puppy owners need to learn to end up with a calm quiet happy dog in the house. The DVD was updated in October 2010 to reflect how Ed and Cindy raise puppies in their home.

$40.00
Out of stock
 
Deluxe Full Tread Aluminium Dog Crate
Deluxe Full Tread Aluminium Dog Crate
$655.00
This is a premium crate with full tread-brite construction through out. It is a beautiful thing to behold. This is a substantial piece of equipment. Like all of the aluminum crates we offer at Leerburg, this crate is Tig welded.

Option 1:
$789.00 
$655.00
Out of stock
 
Deluxe Full Tread-brite Powder Coated Dog Crate
Deluxe Full Tread-brite Powder Coated Dog Crate
$765.00
This powder coated aluminum crate is very durable. The crate has a very hard finish because there is a special coating process that is done in two steps. It is because of the two layers of coating on this crate that the finish is not only very hard but also extremely durable.

Option 1:
$849.00 
$765.00
Out of stock
 
  

Free shipping on all orders in the contiguous United States, click this image to learn more | Offer ends November 18th at 11:59 PM CT