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

Learn more about Leerburg

$6.99 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 3354 entries from multiple categories.

 

Categories: Housebreaking

Q. My 8 week old Goldendoodle uses a litter box. Is this OK or is it preventing him from learning to hold it?
Hello. I have an 8 week old Goldendoodle puppy who I have been crate training. When I first got him he was perfectly happy going to the bathroom in his crate and then sleeping in it. I got him on a routine of going outside and he is doing better. I put a litter box in his crate for him to use during the night and during the day when I am at work. He does a great job using it, and not going on the floor of his crate. My question is, is this preventing him from learning to hold it? Is it ok for him to use the litter box in his crate during those times? I'm afraid if I take it out he will go back to just going on his crate floor.

Thank You!

A. You bought a dog not a cat. Dogs don’t use litter boxes.

Read the article I wrote on how to house train a dog. Read the Q&A section. If you think you are going to reinvent how to house train a dog you are going to be sadly mistaken.

If you want to learn how to live with and raise a puppy get my DVD YOUR PUPPY 8 WEEKS to 8 MONTHS.
  
Recommended Products
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
 
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*
 
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
 
  

20% off Select Michael Ellis DVDs, streams, and courses good through Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 11:59 PM CT