We found an 8 week old Puggle in the middle of the road 2 1/2 weeks ago. We took him to the vet and did all we could to find his owner (called Humane Society, all local vet offices, put up signs, posted on Craigslist)...No one came forward. We are assuming he was dumped :(.
I know he is still young, but he is not getting potty training at all. He has pee'd in his crate (that is the right size for him...small) twice and slept in it. We take him outside and he pee's & poo's right away when we take him to "the spot" and will pee on cue (when we say "potty"). Then he comes back in and within 10 minutes he pee's on the floor. He doesn't whine, do circles. He just stops walking and pee's. We have no warning.
What should I do? I have been letting stay outside most of the day while the weather is beautiful and whenever he comes in he goes in the kennel. I am not sure what I am going to do when winter comes. He can't be in the kennel all day (except to pee and poo outside) can he? Our 1st dog (got when she was 8 weeks) "got" potty training right away. We had a few accidents here and there but nothing like this puppy. I have never seen a puppy have to pee as much has he does. Even outside he will pee 5-7 times in a 30 minutes period.
I am just wondering if this is a very hard breed to train and if so, if I should be finding a better home for the little guy...we have 3 kids (10, 7, & 2 and one on the way in the spring as well as another 4 year old dog). We are home all day (work at home) so I thought it would be ok for us to keep him but I am feeling badly that he is either outside or in his kennel. HELP please!