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    take out how many times

    how many times should you take a dog out to go potty? and if it's too often, will that result in weak muscles?

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    Re: take out how many times

    How ever many times they need to go. Mine go out 3-6 times a day. Maybe more some days and maybe only 2-3 times others. Depending on the dog, some especially like to hold #2 on really cold days with 40+mph wind, they just don't want to go.

    I don't see how it will make weak muscles going out often. If they need to go out often they might already have a weakness, infection, ect.

    Holding it their pee long can cause discomfort or infection.

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    Re: take out how many times

    Take your dog out as often as he/she needs to go!

    People should not hold it too long as it causes problems!

    And just try coughing or laughing after holding it in for so long!!!!
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    Re: take out how many times

    I take my puppy out every hour still if he's up and about. Much rather he be taken out too often than not often enough and have accidents in the house.

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    Re: take out how many times

    Dog or puppy?

    I take my pups out every hour during the day. Every 2 or 3 at night.

    My adult dogs are only taken out three, maybe 4 times a day.
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    Re: take out how many times

    I take Donatello out at 8-8:30 to go to the bathroom, maybe once again around noon or one, then anywhere from 7:00-8:00 at night for the last time. If I'm up to it I take him more because I know I'll rarely find him never wanting to go out. lol!

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    Re: take out how many times

    Quote Originally Posted by deege39 View Post
    I take Donatello out at 8-8:30 to go to the bathroom, maybe once again around noon or one, then anywhere from 7:00-8:00 at night for the last time. If I'm up to it I take him more because I know I'll rarely find him never wanting to go out. lol!
    Does he respond to the name "Donatello"? That's a long name for a dog to remember!

    Oh and he's adorable!

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    Re: take out how many times

    You did say Dog....not puppy. Dogs that are not housetrained will go potty every 70-90 minutes. With training (to hold it) then, it's more like 3-4 hours if they are awake during that time. Sleep times will change all of that along with the amount of water, food and exercise since the last potty time.

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    Re: take out how many times

    My adult dogs go out around 4 times a day, 6 am, noonish, 6 pm, and last call before bed, occasionally more. The puppy (7 months) still goes out at least every 3 hours, but not at night anymore.
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    Re: take out how many times

    Mine go out whenever they ask to go...about 3-4 times a day.

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    Re: take out how many times

    mine go out at 5 or 6 am, then sometimes around 8 am, then again between 1-3pm, either before or after their dinner at about 5-6, then last walk is between 9-10 pm.

    Out of those times, the majority are just short pee breaks, their two long walks are during the 1-3pm period, and their night time walk.

    mine go out at 5 or 6 am, then sometimes around 8 am, then again between 1-3pm, either before or after their dinner at about 5-6, then last walk is between 9-10 pm.

    Out of those times, the majority are just short pee breaks, their two long walks are during the 1-3pm period, and their night time walk.
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    Re: take out how many times

    The older two dogs ask but the pup goes out every hour.

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    Re: take out how many times

    Mabel goes out at least three times per day (8am, 2pm and 8pm). If the weather is above freezing we'll add another time or two but she'll use them more to harass squirrels than potty.

    In this weather (less than 20 degrees) she doesn't waste any time. As a rat terrier she has very little body fat and a short coat. During the summer you have to catch her to get her back in the house.

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    Re: take out how many times

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonn1997 View Post
    Does he respond to the name "Donatello"? That's a long name for a dog to remember!
    Well of course, and it's not that long. lol! There are longer names out there. I've had a dog named Tsumami before... That's not that far off.

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    Re: take out how many times

    we take our dogs out 3-4 times a day in the morning after breakfast in teh evening after dinner then once before bed around 10 or 1030 then if they ahve to go out int hemiddle of the night which is rarely.
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    Re: take out how many times

    My pups are 6 and 8 1/2 months old. I take them out every 2 1/2 -3 hours. Bella (8 1/2 months) has gone to the door and asked to be let out before (just recently started) but other than that I just take them out without them asking. Havn't had ANY accidents for at at least 2 months with Bug, 5 months with Bella.

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