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How many accidents a day is "normal" for a new puppy?

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stickytoffeeloving Wed 01-Feb-17 14:51:44


Perhaps a silly question, but our puppy is 9 weeks old, is really good during the night. Doesn't even use her puppy pad!! But in the day is weeing on the floor between 2-4 times a day. I take her outside all the time! Every 30 minutes, maximum and always goes to the toilet outside. She doesn't give any indication she needs to go inside when she does. No whining. Nothing. Just quickly squats and has a wee quicker than I can get to her.

I know this is probably normally puppy stuff, but any tips on how to attempt to knock this on the head?

stickytoffeeloving Wed 01-Feb-17 14:53:51


VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Wed 01-Feb-17 15:00:06

Only 9 weeks old? How long have you had her?

BiteyShark Wed 01-Feb-17 15:02:08

At that age mine would had lots of accidents so sounds about right to me.

It took mine several weeks to crack toileting and he didn't indicate much either so if my back was turned he would do some minimal indication and not be seen and then do his toileting on the floor.

I now have a toileting bell on the door which he bashes to let me know he wants to go out which has made such a big difference.

Bluebell9 Wed 01-Feb-17 15:09:07

I have a 10 week old puppy and he still has that amount of accidents in the house despite being taken out all the time. He also asks to go out for the toilet but sometimes he just squats on the floor. Sometime he pees inside just after he's come in from outside! But he is a baby and still learning.
I find he is more likely to pee in the house if he is tired (or its raining outside!)
At this age, you have to watch them all the time, if they pee in the house, take them straight outside but don't tell them off. If they pee outside, praise them. They'll get the hang of it eventually, you just need to be consistent and patient.

Costacoffeeplease Wed 01-Feb-17 15:18:30

Oh, about 100

A 9 week old puppy is going to have accidents, it's what they do

stickytoffeeloving Wed 01-Feb-17 15:45:14

Ah. Only had her a week, it's just that she manages to control it during the night, but day time seems to be a different story, so wondered if I was doing something wrong.

I always give her lots of praise when she goes outside, to the point I possibly sound a little craaaazy confused but will say no firmly, when she has an accident. Maybe I should stop that...

minipin Wed 01-Feb-17 15:47:16

Stickytoffee, having exactly the same with my 11 week old! Finding it sooo hard.

Wolfiefan Wed 01-Feb-17 15:48:51

Don't tell her off for going inside. She won't learn it is bad to do it just bad to get caught!
Have a look at FB group dog training advice and support.
My pup tended to have accidents at specific times. Often when she had been playing for a bit, had had a drink etc. Cues can be subtle.
The not weeing at night is that they produce less wee. (Hormones I think!)
It's hard. It's bloody hard having a puppy.

TrionicLettuce Wed 01-Feb-17 16:32:43

This is the toilet training guide from the FB group Wolfiefan mentioned. It's excellent!!

Definitely don't tell her off when she goes inside, all that teaches her is that you randomly tell her off for going in front of you not that it's undesirable to go inside.

Floralnomad Wed 01-Feb-17 16:37:12

I never told mine off for going inside but I would grab him mid pee / poo and run to the door with him .

BiteyShark Wed 01-Feb-17 16:57:41

Mine is much older and still cannot hold it all night so at least you have that grin

Seriously if you listen to other people and read the articles about how to toilet train in 5 days then you are going to feel down I know I did. However mine got it in the end with a mixture of growing up, training and me understanding how he works e.g. He needed something like a bell as he would not whine or bark much for the toilet.

If I spotted him mid stream or poo I would say no and take him straight outside. I then made a big thing about when he went outside a yey and a clap and also had a key word for when he went so I can now say it to encourage him to go at set times.

stickytoffeeloving Thu 02-Feb-17 09:39:03

Thanks for the link, Lettuce.

Bitey, that's what I do, but it happens so quickly doesn't it!

Jeez, I think she's had a growth spurt over night! She seems so much stronger and.....unhinged grin Seriously, mental! I feel I've lost a bit of control confused Oh and for the first time since we had her, she pooed inside.

Hoping it's just a blip.

Costacoffeeplease Thu 02-Feb-17 09:40:34

Puppies are mental, totally normal, then they become teenagers and eventually around 12-18 months, they settle down

FiveHoursSleep Thu 02-Feb-17 09:46:52

What breed is she? Some breeds are harder to toilet train than others! But I agree that what you describe sounds about right. Toilet training puppies can be hell.

FiveHoursSleep Thu 02-Feb-17 09:47:19

Also,at night, is she in her crate?

BiteyShark Thu 02-Feb-17 09:47:37

Oh yes to being quick I would be thinking hmmm I bet DDog needs to go out and look up and find him having a pee as if to say 'you're too slow grin'.

And god they do get strong very quickly but the good news is they grow up quickly and all this will be over with.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 02-Feb-17 09:49:18

Could be anything.

I have two labs. Boy lab had about 3 accidents in the house. Girl lab was still having accidents at 8 months! She got there in the end.

Wolfiefan Thu 02-Feb-17 09:50:49

Mine is 19 weeks and had an accident on her bed yesterday evening. I left her to eat my dinner. (Trying to work on separation anxiety too!) She whined a bit but I didn't go running back in. It was MY fault. Let her out in case she still needed to go and cleaned it up. Didn't tell her off as what would be the point. (We may have had a bit of a cuddle instead ?!blush)
Puppies do toilet whenever and wherever. They learn. It takes time and effort.
Trionic is right. That group is excellent. Lots of really good advice from actual experts.

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Thu 02-Feb-17 09:55:27

it's a hard slog, just take her out every time she looks like she is changing her train of thought! Cos that's when they think "oh I'll have a quick pee"

that fb article has it sorted!

stickytoffeeloving Thu 02-Feb-17 10:15:27

She's a lab x cocker spaniel. Absolutely gorgeous, but she's turning into a little rascal. Chewing\biting is also becoming an issue.

I know it's all normal, but she was so full on this morning and then with the ENORMOUS poo, I was feeling myself losing my cool a bit. It's not her fault and I know this. I don't shout at her for having accidents, I just say no, but I do raise my voice when her chewing turns into more of a bite.

We're getting new carpets in a week! Hahaha!! How dumb am I?!

Wolfiefan Thu 02-Feb-17 10:18:36

Don't say no. It doesn't help. I tell my girl well done for going in the garden.

BiteyShark Thu 02-Feb-17 10:18:51

Oh god postpone the carpets grin

Mine took weeks not days to toilet train and even now I would not bet money on any future accidents yet.

They are full on and I think I was miserable and depressed for the first month regretting what I had done but now it is so much better as they grow up a bit and stop being so bitey and demanding.

FiveHoursSleep Thu 02-Feb-17 10:20:29

Don't say or do anything. We used to calmly remove them from the room, then clean up while they weren't there, in case it was too exciting.
Seriously, forget the new carpets for now!

Costacoffeeplease Thu 02-Feb-17 10:20:30

Definitely postpone the carpets

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