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If my 6 month old puppy hasn't pooped in the house for about 4 months, but will have an accident peeing about once every 3 days does he know he shouldn't go inside? It seems that it has clearly clicked not to go number 2, but he will still pee. I must add, sometimes it will be my fault and he will drink a decent amount and i get lazy and don't take him out right away/soon enough...but the accident often happens within 30 minutes of him drinking the water. He drinks a lot right after he goes to the bathroom usually so considering he just relieved himself, I feel that an almost 30 pound dog should be able to hold it longer than that no matter how much he drank. He goes right away as soon as hes out side, so obviously he knows outside means potty. Has anyone else had a dog that has just taken considerably longer to house train? My girlfriend urges me to just keep being consistent and patient and he will get it(she has 6 dogs) but as he is 6 months old I kinda wonder if I'm doing something wrong.

Oh, and since im sure some ppl will ask I take him out about every hour and a half and it seems to work. But there are just these accidents every now and then and they get a little old. I just don't really know what to expect out of a 6 month puppy cuz the "age in months plus 1" hour rule doesn't seem to apply :)
 

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Look at it this way, He doesn't know he should hold it, therefore he won't hold it. If you can't watch him, he should be in a crate. Taking him out every hour is the only way he'll ever get housebroken. You need to stop being lazy and be consistent with it. If you can't watch the dog at all times, he needs to be crated so that way he won't have a chance to go potty in the house.

Also what are you using to clean up the potty spots? If your not using an enzyme killer, it still smells like urine to him. Use Nature's Miracle for clean up. It works great.
 

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When he starts to show you that he knows the potty routine ie;..walking to the door ahead of you....no longer waiting for you to take the lead; telling you before an hour has passed that he needs to go....now!
If you get none of that, then go slowly to 70, 80, 90, 100 minutes etc. over several days but, don't forget to supervise and praise for going potty in the right place.
 
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