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Please be consttuctive in your advice, I really don't need anyone telling me I'm a bad dog owner or something.
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I got a Cavalier King Charles back in June. She's 9 months old and still isn't potty trained. And her other training isn't going well either. She's starting to become food aggressive because our older dog has Cushings and is modelling it for her.

My mom and I get in fights over how to properly potty train her, like all the time. My mom's methods aren't the best. We've tried everything done on this forum. In fact we were doing okay until we moved to a new house and now we can't seem to get on track.

I see all these threads about taking them out every 30mins, going back to basics. I.. can't do that. I'm in school now and can really only come once a day during my break, but that's two times a week. It makes me feel like a bad dog parent and I hate that feeling.

My schedule doesn't allow me to have a proper routine for her to follow. My older dog is fine, she's always known that we have unpredictable schedules but she also knows we'll always feed her/come back.

Another issue we have is we can't decipher her signal. Sometimes she jumps up on us and we think she wants laptime but then she goes and poops. (Side note: it usually just pooping in the house, she's pretty good at pee but this last week has escalated to include pee as well).

I don't know what to do. My mom has threatened twice to send her back to the breeder. I need to fix this....
 

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Training a puppy is a ton of work. Much more than I ever expected when we got one last December. We are both retired so one of us is almost always home. Even with taking our's out all the time, treating her and praising her she still had accidents in the house constantly. It was not until our's was almost 9 months old that finally something clicked and she stopped having accidents in the house.
Your situation is particularly difficult given your schedule and the fact that you have moved. For starters I would confine your pup to a pen or one room like the kitchen or laundry room. That way accidents are easier to clean up. Is your mom willing to take your dog out on a schedule while you are in school? Could you possibly hire someone to take her for walks if your mom is unwilling? I feel very badly for both you and the dog as under these circumstances it is a no win situation. Hope someone else has some good ideas for you.
 

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Training a puppy is a ton of work. Much more than I ever expected when we got one last December. We are both retired so one of us is almost always home. Even with taking our's out all the time, treating her and praising her she still had accidents in the house constantly. It was not until our's was almost 9 months old that finally something clicked and she stopped having accidents in the house.
Your situation is particularly difficult given your schedule and the fact that you have moved. For starters I would confine your pup to a pen or one room like the kitchen or laundry room. That way accidents are easier to clean up. Is your mom willing to take your dog out on a schedule while you are in school? Could you possibly hire someone to take her for walks if your mom is unwilling? I feel very badly for both you and the dog as under these circumstances it is a no win situation. Hope someone else has some good ideas for you.
My mom works full time as well, but sometimes she can stop by barring any emergencies. We crate her or put her in the laundry room. We've done the tether thing with a leash and she still has accidents while attached to us. We don't have the money to hire someone or put her into daycare and I can't find a job to help with that until I'm out of school.

My dog is smart, I know she can get stuff.. Maybe something will click soon, as you said. I'm really hoping that's what it is.
 

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Dogs like a routine. Take your dog out to go to the bathroom when you both wake up. Whene ver you come home, at night before bed. Use the same command every time like ' go potty'. Reward the dog with a treat and praise every time he/she goes to the bathroom outside. And always take them to the same spot. Lots of patience is needed but soon they will catch on.
 
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