Potty training advise need help .... Peeing problems

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So my puppy is has decided to pee my bed a 3 times now. What should I do about proper correction and how do I get him to understand where to go ?

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Take him out right before you go to bed and ensure he toilets. Some people remove food/water sources from their puppies and dogs a few hours before bed, that's a bit extreme imho. There's not really any need, but it's another option for you.

 

If you have a crate, I'd put him in there at night. Not to save you from being covered in urine at night, but to save any vet bills when he eats something that he shouldn't have. ;)

 

All of my dogs have been crated during their young puppy stages. Some were in crates when unsupervised for long periods of time until they were 12 months old. My youngest Dobe (5) is my bed buddy now, LOL. The other sleeps downstairs on a 2-seater leather couch that is all for her. The Terriers all go in their crates at night. My oldest dog is 10 and she's going senile and I don't want her to get herself hurt. My other three are little A-holes and would climb all over the oldest Dobe and irritate her.

If the back door was open and my puppies had access to the back garden, they'd go out there to toilet without me pointing them in the right direction. Maybe that's why I don't see it as training, like I see "heel" and "sit" as training. My pups trained themselves and enabled me to be lazy, LOL.

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Lol i take out before bed and everything! lol maybe it's time to bust out the crate and have him deal with it! Lol no sleep tonight haha

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Oooh, the first crated night...LOL, you're in my prayers. It's a good job it's the weekend (unless you work weekends...In which case, maybe wait until the weekend is over? ;) ) 

Having a dog that's comfortable with being crated is handy. It helps with travel and when they have to be at the vets for long enough to be caged.

Alternative to crating Ares, you could always take him outside to toilet in the night. The reason I refuse to do that with my own dogs is because I can't stomach the thought of them getting into a routine of waking in the night and needing to toilet. I looked after a dog that was in the habit of being taken out at 2am, 4am and 6am every night. Trying to kick that habit was horrible. It is an option, though.

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lol I'm already doing the up at night thing but that will pass hopefully hahaha it's not so bad I'd rather get up then wake up to tinkle every where. I just bought a male wrap diaper thing to keep it under control lol