Potty training and an older male

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Well so far potty training bane isn't as hard as I had thought. But now our lex (intact) has decided that where bane has an accident is game to mark over it! Lex has never peed in the house since he wax tiny. Any suggestions?

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 male dogs will always mark over another dogs pee .you can use white vinegar to clean up after the puppy it takes away the smell .

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Thanks @karie :)

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Maybe try male diapers:/ I have used them for potty training as well as marking issues and have had great success with them

 

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We actually just had a diaper moment. Lex has a slipped disk in his lumbar area. We was completely paralyzed for a few weeks and is now walking at about 75% of what he used too.  With all the pain meds and steroids he just had zero bladder control. We found that (if your not concerned about look at all) that children's diapers work just the same. We used a size 6 and got way more for the money :). I am going to start the vinegar idea today. All accidents (or intentional) are in the exact same area. We scrubbed carpet last night.  Thanks guys :) 

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your so very welcome ! hope your boy feels better soon .my 7 year old poodlehas calcefied disc if he jumps wrong he can't move without pain for weeks did'nt like giving him all the steriods all the time researched and found curamin at a health food store it worked like a charm within 3 days was up and walking better and within a week back to normal . always check with the vet to make sure cause i have heard that if they have any liver problems it might not be good .

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That's a great idea! With the new pupp, and steroids,  our house is a nut house!!  Our vet said he prob b on prednisone forever.   It's been since beginning of dec and still making baby steps.  

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I will be getting my puppy soon. I had a question to other owners who already went through this. How often will an 8 week old puppy have to be taken outside throughout the night & how long does that usually last till he can sleep through the night?

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Hahaha mine is still up some nights and he's 12 weeks when he was that age he was up every few hours to go outside! He's a lot better now but it takes a while!!!!

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So every 2 hours for the first month!? Thanks, trying to get an idea of what to expect.

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Well every puppy is different mine would be every couple of hours then it slowly decreased. I do recommend crate training so you will have a easier time with potty training your puppy but the first weeks in crate training are the hardest just stick with it :) they will learn to actually like there quiet space !

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Yes def crate training! Thanks for the tips

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We take bane like a toddler. After and before any new activity. Wake up=potty, after eat=potty, before leaving=potty, then if there is more then an hour in between we go an extra time.  We only use the crate for sleeping, when we're gone and if he is just lost his marbles.   The first week was soooo much whining but now is great.  Our older lex hasn't been crated in 8 years. The crate is always open with toys and water and it's never used as a "mad moment" punishment. Every entry is calm and on his own. Have fun with your new friend!!!

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@ Katch For my puppy during the day I took her out every 30 minutes and at night (I go to bed between 10 and 11pm) I would set an alarm for 3am each night to get up and take her out. She actually decided herself at about 14 weeks that she was no longer getting up in the night (refused to leave her crate, too sleepy!) so from then on I've let her sleep through. She never had an accident in the house since 9 weeks old.

 

@Danielle when you're cleaning up make sure you follow karie's advice with the vinegar or a specialised pet urine cleaner. Bleach or floor cleaner is alkaline and actually makes the urine smell stronger! You need something acidic to neutralise it, I used 1 part white vinegar to 1 part water, wipe on, leave to dry then sprinkle baking soda over it to get rid of the vinegar smell, hoover off. Good luck!