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I've had my puppy since he was 11 weeks. At 9 months old
hen he should be peeing 3-4X daily, he goes 7-8X daily with no end in sight.
He has had a full physical and checks out perfectly. He doesn't drink too much water or
play too hard. I personally can't live with this amount of clean up (in and outside with no consistency)
for the next 15 years. Help! Will this change by 1 year old? Thanks in advance!
 

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Every puppy matures at his/her own rate & each dog matures out at his/her own speed. There is no "should" to be had when it comes to the amount of time a dog can hold his bladder. This MAY change as he approaches a year of age & he will be able to go longer between potty breaks, or.... maybe not. Is the problem that you are away from home (for work?) longer than he is able to hold his bladder/bowels? If so, then you either need to engage the services of a mid-day dog walker to take him out to relieve himself, or you need to set up some sort of indoor 'dog potty area' that he has access to when you are away for prolonged periods.
 

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Dogs don't read the book.

That mix at that age still has a teeny bladder, and if you haven't been super vigilant about house training, he might not understand that peeing is only done outside, not in. I would go back to basics, and crate him if you can't be right on top of him, and take him out as soon as he wakes up, after he eats, after he's taken a long slurp of water, after he's been playing a while, any time he looks like he's thinking about peeing (sniffing, circling, etc.), and every half hour to hour just because.

Concerning that what BKay mentioned about each dog developing at their own rate, my German Shepherd was nearly two before she quit needing an early morning potty trip. If I ignored (or didn't hear) her fussing, I was going to be cleaning a crate and bathing a dog. Was it annoying? You betcha. Did she eventually outgrow it? Yes, and she's been known to hold her pee for upwards of 12 hours if need be (extenuating circumstances, not the norm).
 
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Dogs don't read the book.

That mix at that age still has a teeny bladder, and if you haven't been super vigilant about house training, he might not understand that peeing is only done outside, not in. I would go back to basics, and crate him if you can't be right on top of him, and take him out as soon as he wakes up, after he eats, after he's taken a long slurp of water, after he's been playing a while, any time he looks like he's thinking about peeing (sniffing, circling, etc.), and every half hour to hour just because.

Concerning that what BKay mentioned about each dog developing at their own rate, my German Shepherd was nearly two before she quit needing an early morning potty trip. If I ignored (or didn't hear) her fussing, I was going to be cleaning a crate and bathing a dog. Was it annoying? You betcha. Did she eventually outgrow it? Yes, and she's been known to hold her pee for upwards of 12 hours if need be (extenuating circumstances, not the norm).
One of mine had to be crated overnight until she was over three years of age, otherwise she would get up early on a regular basis & poop in the house.
She's now 13 1/2 & NEVER messes in the house (and hasn't in YEARS, unless she's very sick) Shrug... Each dog is different & must be treated as such.
 

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Every puppy matures at his/her own rate & each dog matures out at his/her own speed. There is no "should" to be had when it comes to the amount of time a dog can hold his bladder. This MAY change as he approaches a year of age & he will be able to go longer between potty breaks, or.... maybe not. Is the problem that you are away from home (for work?) longer than he is able to hold his bladder/bowels? If so, then you either need to engage the services of a mid-day dog walker to take him out to relieve himself, or you need to set up some sort of indoor 'dog potty area' that he has access to when you are away for prolonged periods.
Thank you. No, I am home every day all day working from home.
 

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Dogs don't read the book.

That mix at that age still has a teeny bladder, and if you haven't been super vigilant about house training, he might not understand that peeing is only done outside, not in. I would go back to basics, and crate him if you can't be right on top of him, and take him out as soon as he wakes up, after he eats, after he's taken a long slurp of water, after he's been playing a while, any time he looks like he's thinking about peeing (sniffing, circling, etc.), and every half hour to hour just because.

Concerning that what BKay mentioned about each dog developing at their own rate, my German Shepherd was nearly two before she quit needing an early morning potty trip. If I ignored (or didn't hear) her fussing, I was going to be cleaning a crate and bathing a dog. Was it annoying? You betcha. Did she eventually outgrow it? Yes, and she's been known to hold her pee for upwards of 12 hours if need be (extenuating circumstances, not the norm).
Thank you, you've given me hope! :)
 
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