Havaneselover: crate training a puppy advise?
Can my puppy hold bladder for 8 hours?
Like can a puppy hold its bladder during night time. like 12 am to 8 am? Thanks.
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Answer by Gardening fanatic
No, could you? Why would you expect your puppy to do so? If you don't give the puppy chance to be clean by going outside to relieve itself, then the crate will just become a giant toilet.
Answer by Imperious
8 hours?? If you can't care for an animal, you shouldn't have one. Find it a home where it can be cared for.
Answer by keezy
No a puppy does not have that kind of bladder controll - if you have to leave the puppy for that length of time them you need to use a system like Ian Dunbar recommends
Answer by Animal
No, puppies need need to go to the bathroom every 2 hours, and keeping a dog in a crate for that long is NOT recommended.
If you have a play pen, put the crate in the play pen (or connect the crate to the play pen), and put a puppy training pad inside the play pen, along with some toys, food, and water.
No matter the age, if you're going to be gone for 2 hours max, have the play pen (unless your dog is fully potty trained and you know (s)he won't go potty in the house).
UPDATE: I would recommend you have the playpen with your puppy at night with a wee wee pad inside, and then as your puppy grows you keep him in the crate throughout the night. The stie in my source might help.
Good luck! Hope this helped! (:
Answer by Aquilus Domini
first, how old is your puppy? if he's under 6-7 months, he will probably not be able to hold his pee for 8 hours (this is even more true if you have a small breed dog). most puppies need to go outside regularly throughout the day. how frequently depends on age and size. my st. bernard can hold his pee just fine through the night and he's not quite 6 months. however, a dog of a smaller size, say a yorkie, may need to go out once or twice in the middle of the night at the same age. if you must crate this dog while you're at work/school, get a huge crate so at one end you can have a bathroom area and at the other end a food/water area and sleep area. i will warn you though that doing that will make it harder to train your dog to go to the bathroom outside and it will make it more difficult as the dog ages to keep it from going to the bathroom in a new crate. perhaps you could puppy proof your kitchen and close off the doorways so that your puppy has a large area to stay in while you're away. this way one side of the kitchen can have wee wee pads/papers and the other side can have toys, food, and a bed. when your dog is old enough to hold its pee and poo, then you can open up the kitchen or start crating the dog at that point. most puppies need to go out every 1 2 or 3 hours depending on their age and size. many dogs of mid to large size can hold their pee overnight at about 6 months, but every dog is different.
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