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He's a puppy...he needs supervision and guidance. It will take time for him to learn to potty in the right places, but you need to keep him on a schedule and take him outside routinely to be successful.

Some people avoid using puppy pads because even if the pup uses them perfectly, it is still going potty indoors.
 

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How old is this pup? 12 hour stretches between potty breaks is a very long time. Is there a family member or friend who can come take her out periodically?
 

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Personally, I would crate her. Then again...I had labs who can be very destructive when left home alone uncrated (my oldest one almost ate batteries when she was a pup...that scared me into crating her!!)

It's a long time...but she'll adapt. She'll potty some, or a lot, in her crate until she learns how to hold it.

Just out of curiosity, how much time do you have to spend with the puppy? If you work 12 hrs, plus sleeping, plus meals, plus driving....?
 

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Just out of curiosity, how much time do you have to spend with the puppy? If you work 12 hrs, plus sleeping, plus meals, plus driving....?
I work 7a to 7p. I get up at 5:00 to feed her and then let her out in the backyard while I skip rope. When I get off work I let her outside when I get home and I'll workout and then run with her.Then she has the run of the house till 11pm. I work in healthcare so I work 4 days a week. On my days off she will go everywhere with me, especially petsmart...lolz and the beach.
 
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