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Hi everyone. Ihave a 3/4 chihuahua he is so cute..ive just got afew questions. I want to make sure im doing everything ok. I had dogs previously but he was a yorkie and i was only 5yrs had him till i was 13. I work 9-5 mon- fri.. My mum works monday tuesday and saturday, he is only home on his own for 8 hours for the monday and tuesday mormally not eventhat as my sister is home most of the time. Once i get home at 5-10/15 i feed him take him for a walk, but he wont go to the toilet outside?? What do i do? If he doesnt go before i go out i will put him in my kitchen tillhe goes. Then we will have play time in the front room, he normally falls to sleep at 7 sometimes earlier. I put him in his bed at 8 then he gets up with me at7. Is All this okay! If anyone has any help/ suggestions?
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How old is he ? why does he go to bed at 8pm that's a long time till 7 the next morning
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He is 14 weeks this saturday, and mainly because he is always conked out at that time. I am normally in by bed 9 myself
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Try making outdoor time fun time and keep saying go potty or your choice of words for potty. Once he pees or poo's give lots and lots of praise. Training a pup his age or even younger to potty outside is very easy to do, you need to stick with it and take him outside alot of times right after waking up, right after drinking, right after eating and mainly alot durring play time you need to break the habit of the kitchen potty as thats all hes getting to know, being alone for 8hrs is alittle stressful on a pup at that age and should have someone around for quality time, at that age puppies want to explore, check out new things sights sounds objects, they need to socialize even if its just with you and family they want to be close to you, just because the pup sleeps dont mean thats what it wants to do, yes little puppies sleep alot but those little brains are constantly on the go. As for long night hrs i would deffinately get it out to potty someplace inbetween all those hrs that is alittle young to be trying to hold the potty for that long.
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What about a puppy playpen? Then he can have a safe place to potty and have a few chew toys and his food. If you want to train him to go outside, take a soiled pee pad, or paper towel that you have wiped up pee with, and take it outside where you want him to go (remember in rainy/cold weather you don't want to make it too far!). I, personally think a washable pee pad (for humans) is just the thing. Washable and used over and over. Much cheaper. The way you are doing this, he'll learn the kitchen is 'the place to go'. Put a pee pad down in the kitchen if you want him to go there.
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Hi sorry i think you may of under stood me. When i say he is in bed he has free run in the kitchen his bed and a pee mat, is always there he uses it when he isin there.if he is in front room i try to tke him out there every half hour n he will go straight away just SOMETIMES he will go with no warning on the carpet lol
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My dog is trained to pee pads and outside. Yor pup will eventully potty outside if you take him out enough. If you have to leave him alone for more that a few hours even after he is grown I feel it is kinder to alow them to use pee pads rather than hold it all day.
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Ah--carpets, small rugs and bath mats are all very 'confusing" to puppies learning house training. I would keep the piddle pad in an area accessable to him, and also take one outside when he needs to go. I think that Rico really didn't get the hang of going wee outside for about a year. I even had to take a piddle pad to the beach for him, eventually he got it that it was okay to wee outside as well. He goes in two specific 'spots"--one out front and one out back.

Also he probably needs food when you are gone and water for certain. Does he enjoy eating ? I used to leave Rico with one of those "games" with kiddle pieces hidden behind little doors or under the game pieces. I usually feed him in a "food ball" -a small ball that has a hollow space for kibble. It keeeps him busy and he eats more slowly.
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