At what age did your dog start showing signs that he wanted to be let out for potyy or did you institute a method like a bell? So far I just been crate training and taking him outside every so often and he's been really good about going on command in the same spot, then today he did something he hasn't done --- he started to paw me and bark at me randomly...I assumed he wanted to play...then 45 secs after he pooped near his little bed (thank gawd there was a blanket on the carpet)..I said "No!!" then scooped him out and outside we went....I'm assuming the unusual behavior was him letting me know that he had to go potty...so I decided to let him come back into the living room and as I was calling him to come over to me he looked sad and then peed on the carpet...frustrating LOL.

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Comment by Ping & Lulu on July 12, 2012 at 12:16am

Lulu would single me if she wants to go potty. She would wait in front of our bathroom. So we need to be attentive to her behaviors.

Comment by Sebastian on July 11, 2012 at 3:53pm

LOL Jen!!!

Comment by Yuki & Ellie on July 11, 2012 at 3:17pm

If it makes you feel any better, Ellie is just over 1 year old and still won't actively signal that she needs to potty.  ;)  The only thing she will do is go and sit by the back door.  So if we aren't paying attention and she has to wait too long, we totally miss it and then she pees or poops on the rug right in front of the door.  -_-

Comment by Sebastian on July 11, 2012 at 2:39pm

Yea he's 10 weeks....I was kinda thrown because it came out of no where and he has been doing so well lol. I'll change from saying "no" to "outside" make more sense for later on too....thank you for your comment/advice.. ...its re-assuring :)

Comment by Nora on July 11, 2012 at 1:56pm

BTW, he is SO CUTE!!!

Comment by Nora on July 11, 2012 at 1:56pm

If the pup pees inside you should interrupt by saying "Outside" (or whatever you want to say), but NOT to scold/scare him. You don't want him to think eliminating is a bad thing and start to pee/poop in hidden spots from you... Yes, interrupt  and take him out immediately so he can finish... and then give him a BIG praise and yummy treats.  Make sure to give him enough opportunities to go potty qwhen waking up from a nap, after a meal, after a play session --- Help him to be successful!!

When he understands the washroom is outside and knows the way to the outside, he would start give you signals like sitting at the door out, staring at you without any reason or barking... Even though I am still working on teaching my girl to ring the potty bell, I notice she would start barking like a lunatic or watching me closely if I approach the door out when we hang out inside.

Tucker is still very young, right? --- He will find his way and so do you:-)

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