I have a probably 2-3 year old male papillon. He came to me by accident, he was a stray, he’s a full-breed, beautiful and a wonderful personality. However, I just moved to a new apartment and I can’t get him to stop peeing and pooping on my carpet. I know all of the standard training techniques, like taking him out, giving treats and praise when he does go outside, etc… I just started crating him to see if that would help; however, he is still going in his crate, or ‘bed’. Now, I work 10 hour shifts at night, my only conclusion is that he simply can’t hold it that long… because he doesn’t go any other time of the day when I’m here, meaning he doesn’t have accidents during the night or on my days off when I’m here with him. He only goes in his crate when I leave him…
Does anybody have any suggestions to help me train my boy… I have also tried diapers and pee pads before crating, which didn’t work either. And in my old apartment, he never use to have accidents; however, I don’t remember if I ever had to leave him for 10 hours (I’m with a new company now). And I think because I don’t know his history, or how he was raised it’s making a little more difficult. But he did just fine in my old apartment – I hope somebody can help…
I hope somebody has some suggestions, I am running out of ideas for my guy. . . .