How Frequently will my Puppy Need to Eliminate

Here's a table that sums up the frequency of trips to the elimination zone or the toilet stop required day and night depending on the age of your puppy .

Age

Frequency

Trips during the night

6 to 8 weeks

Every 301,452,603 to 90 minutes4

1 or 2

8 to 12 weeks

Every two hours

1

12 to 16 weeks

Every three hours

11, None234

16 to 20 weeks

Every four hours

None

20 to 30 weeks

4 to 6 times/day

None

30+ weeks

3 or 4 times/day

None

12 months old

Three times a day

None

For the toy and small breeds (dogs up to 20 pounds) For the medium breeds (dogs up to 50 pounds) For the large breeds (dogs from 50 to 85 pounds) For the giant breeds (dogs over 85 pounds)

For the toy and small breeds (dogs up to 20 pounds) For the medium breeds (dogs up to 50 pounds) For the large breeds (dogs from 50 to 85 pounds) For the giant breeds (dogs over 85 pounds)

Finally, your puppy will usually want to defecate between 1 and 30 minutes after eating and to urinate within 20 minutes of drinking a lot of water.

Of course, these are general estimates. If you use the blank schedule, your puppy's internal clock won't have any secret for you in no time. You'll be able to predict when she needs to go and since dogs learn by repetition, every time she goes at the right place she reinforces a good behavior.

During the first week, the more the better. That's why it is a good idea to take some time off when you bring your puppy home. By establishing good habits from day one, you'll be able to spend the rest of your life together enjoying each and every moment.

If you decide to take a week off, don't make the mistake ofhaving the puppy with you all the time because you won't be there all the time when you go back to work and you'll make it harder for your puppy to adjust. Instead, follow the schedule for people at home starting on page 45. That way, you'll kill two birds with one stone: 1) you'll speed up your puppy's housetraining process by bringing her outdoor or to her designated place indoor more often than you could if you were working; and 2) you'll help your puppy learn that being alone is not the end of the world.

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Fundamentals of Dog and Puppy Training. Although dogs shouldn't be attributed with having human characteristics, they are intelligent enough to be able to understand the concept of, and execute, certain actions that their owners require of them - if these actions are asked in a way that dogs find rewarding.

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