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Potty training without a crate

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Okay so call me crazy but I have chosen to house train my puppy without using a crate but rather a playpen and was wondering how long can I expect to have to take him out every hour or after every nap, playtime, or meal? He is 12 weeks old and is a Brittany. He’s been pretty good about starting to indicate when he has to go, but I’m scared if I miss the cue, he’ll may have an accident in the house.
I have recently found out that our provincial government has decided to reopen the schools in September so I will have to go back to teaching then and am worried that Jedi won’t be able to hold it until the dog walker comes at 11:30 after I leave at 7am. He is kept in a playpen for the day even when I am home unless we are training or playing. I’m trying to keep him to the same schedule during summer vacation as I would have during the school year with some added training with my trainer and on my own.
Does anyone have any idea how long it may take to get him used to going only outside and not in the house?
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Thanks for the info. I’m hesitant to try the indoor potty patch because my pup tends to munch on grass so I fear he may pick at it throughout the day.
I will continue on the scheduled path and hope that he gets it over the next month or two. He has changed so much over the past few weeks that I am hopeful that he will catch on sooner rather than later. 😊
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