Hello, My name is Melissa and I am new to the forum. We recently purchased a pure bred Cavalier (Blenheim) and she is currently 17 weeks old. She has proven to be a great delight and interacts extremely well with my five and one year old children. Tori, the puppy, is currently having issues with toilet training and I have never had so much difficulty training a puppy such as this.
I have a designated area for Tori to do her number ones and twos outside and take her out every 45 minutes to one hour. She does relieve herself 7 out of 10 times - which is great and she is rewarded well with lots of bells and whistles! The issue we are having is that even though she is doing what she needs to do outside, she is then coming inside and doing it again and not always in the same spot. Tori could spend an hour outside playing with the kids and then comes inside to relieve herself. I am literally at my wits end and getting a bit tired of washing the floors two or three times a day.
Tori is exceptionally great at night and does not do anything where she sleeps. She cries in the morning to be let out and relieves herself straight away. I often find that when Tori is outside and has slept for a while, she tends to forget to go to the toilet outside and then comes inside to relieve herself.
I have tried everything from encouragement to rewards and cleaning the areas thoroughly to discourage weeing inside the house.
If anyone has any advice that they can give to help me get through this or to help Tori, it would be greatly appreciated. I'm not sure if there are any floors cleaners that can be added to water to discourage this behaviour, but if there is, please let me now!
Thanking you in advance.