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Categories: Housebreaking

Q. My 5 month old Chihuahua still urinates in his crate. How old should he be before I can give him more freedom in the house?
I have a five month old male Chihuahua I have had him for several months now and I have taken on the mothering role, I have him on a routine that I thought he had gotten used to, but there are times that he urinates in his crate even after I have taken him out. How old should he be before I give him more freedom, I love to have him play but I have three children and can't always keep as close an eye on him as I would like. How do I know he is done relieving himself?

Toni & Gizmo

A. As long as this dog is peeing in the crate he does not come out. Clean the crate with bleach water – I would not be letting this dog have freedom outside the crate for a long time. When he does come out – treat him like a 14 month old child - YOU NEVER TAKE YOUR EYES OFF HIM. Not ever. It takes him 5 seconds to pee in your house when you turn your back.
  
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