Q. My dog Max pees and pops in the house, what can I do?

A. It sounds as though he needs help with potty training. Without exact details, I can only give a generalized answer. Crate training is helpful in these situations as is keeping a schedule of daily activities from feeding and water times, nap times, and play time. He should be taken out depending on his age about 30 min or so after eating and drinking and immediately upon waking. A good break time outside would be about 10--15 monutes with am additional 5-10 min after pottying so he learns the fun doesn't end just because he pottied. Some dogs will hold it until they go back indoors because they were conditioned to believe pottying means they automatically go back inside. Always praise and treat immediately after pottying outdoors too. I'm happy to help tailor a schedule to your dog's house training needs if you contact me further.

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