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Pedro isnt very old yet, hes 8 weeks old now(we have had him for two weeks) I know i cant expect much from him when it comes to potty training but im still trying nontheless. Right now we have a little sectioned off area for him which has his bed, food and water dish and paper covering the tile floor. The area is about 4 feet wide by 2.5 feet deep.

I have been just letting him sleep in his little bed and have left the water bowl and usually the food bowl out(he doesnt eat much of it right away, it seems like he wants to nibble at it all day).

Here are my questions.

I was thinking of trying to crate train him but hes too young to hold his bladder more then a couple of hours and im gone around 8 hours off and on during the week. I might be able to get the neighbour lady to let him out every couple of hours but thats asking alot out of her. Should i just continue to let him have his little area covered in paper until he is a bit older and can hold it in for 4 or so hours? If so, whats a good age to start the crate training?

How often do puppies need water? Like i said above i leave the water out so he can drink when he wants. Should i just put it down every few hours so i can more closely monitor when he goes pee? Right now he will go when im not around(of course) and when i see him peeing i give him lots of praise and sometimes a little treat.

Lastly i heard from someone that you should give them a treat after peeing/pooping or they will come to expect it all the time. Whats your thoughts on this matter?

sorry for the long winded post. I searched and read through so many different posts but thought i would post anyway.

thanks in advance.
 

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cooper's mom.

so you just used that crate and kept his water, food and pee pee pads in that to get him used to using the pee pads?

how old was he when you did the transition to having the pee pads outside of the crate?

Im thinking that crate might be something worth buying. We have a pet taxi, its for up to 10 lbs and he doesnt mind going in that at all but its pretty small for his full time home.(i think anyway)


also, when your away at work. do you keep cooper in that crate or let him roam the house? How long are you gone?

thanks for your reply so far.
 
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