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    At 9 weeks of age, she has a bladder the size of a pill bottle and bowel about the same. She can't hold it at all. When she feels the urge to go, her brain releases the valves on one or the other. They will fill and be emptied countless times during the day as this is when she is eating more than she will at any other point in her life (in proportion to her size that is).

    As she gets older, that little part in her brain that signals the need to toilet will mature and allow her to hold on and she will have more control.

    At the same time that she is maturing, you need to teach her the appropriate places to go to the toilet.

    You must restrict her access to most areas of the house and gradually increase the area as she is able to hold and control her bladder and bowels better. She will be not be trained fully until she matures.

    By 3 months you will really begin to notice she is partly trained, by 6 months you can have them pretty reliable and by 12 months they should be almost rock solid.

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    Sorry, I was unclear.

    Take her outside to the same area to toilet, when you see her squat, say "go toilet" (or whatever command you want to use). When she's finished give her praise and even a treat.

    If for any reason she goes to the toilet inside, don't react at all, don't go mad at her, don't pat her and say it's ok. Just clean up the mess.

    9 weeks is very young and when they have to go its right now!!

    That's why my puppies go outside when I'm not prepared to watch them. I think it helps them to establish a toilet area.

    Before I bring them back inside I spend time outside with them often until they go to the toilet, make a fuss when they do and then bring them in. I also leave the door open for them, it's a bit of a pain with bugs at this time of year, but I think it's worth it. I also like to walk them out to the toilet, so for example an hour has gone past and your puppy can't go much past an hour before toileting, walk them out to the garden to their designated area and wait until they go.

    While they are outside without you even though you are home it's building their confidence.

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    Oh, and while you are outside waiting for Jade to do her business, don't react to her. Don't look at her, or talk to her, just be very still and boring like an old statue. Good luck.

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    How long do you take your puppy outside for? Does your puppy spend much time playing with you outside? How safe does she feel out there?

    Take her out, shut the door so she can't get back in, and be boring. Do some gardening or hang the washing out. Yawn a lot, lick your lips, and don't look directly at puppy. As soon as she goes - say your magic word and praise her heaps. And then play with her outside for a bit - so she's thoroughly rewarded for going outside.

    As much as you can, take her outside to play - so she likes being there.

    If you can't watch her all the time inside, it's probably better to put her somewhere it's ok to pee when you can't watch her. Either have a crate for her to sleep in - they usually don't like to go where they sleep, or pick a place that is easy to clean.

    You may need to invest in a UV light to find all the pee spots and make sure you've cleaned up all of it, so she doesn't have the pee smell that lets her know its ok to go inside. I've heard the Dr Who sonic screw driver from the ABC shop has a uv light, or there might be one from electronics stores like **** Smith.

    And I'm surprised Di Dee hasn't suggested peeing in a bucket in privacy and pouring that where you want your puppy to go. I suggest diluting 1:10 first though. Works for some puppys and your lawn or lemon tree will like it. If your back yard is very private - you can skip the bucket.

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    Oh hell, I missed the suggestion of peeing out there yourself in this thread?????

    >>>>note to self to be more vigilant>>>>

    The bucket idea works very well I would assume if you have close neighbors.

    Pretty and I peed side by side a while lol.

    (main problem was a cat winding around my legs)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    taraboombara
    You may need to invest in a UV light to find all the pee spots and make sure you've cleaned up all of it, so she doesn't have the pee smell that lets her know its ok to go inside. I've heard the Dr Who sonic screw driver from the ABC shop has a uv light, or there might be one from electronics stores like **** Smith.
    Many online pet supply places sell them too I have noticed. Particularly those that sell products such as 'Urine Off"
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
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    You gotta laugh

    Morgan has turned on the rude word editor and now we can't recommend Richard Smith electronic store? We probably can't talk about female dogs either? Lemme see. I have a desexed bitch named Frosty.

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    LMAO@Hyacinth

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    Hi all,sorry for the non replying i have been in hospital sick. Jade is getting much better i have done most of the suggestions and she seems to be responding very well. Few little slip up's but nothing like before.


    Thanks everyone

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    Hi Tara,

    Sorry to hear that, and hope you are feeling better.

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