I have a choc lab puppy that just turned 4 months old. She refuses to be housebroken. Help!!!?

We take her for daily walks and she has plenty of play time outside, but the minute she gets in the house she pees and poops. She is kennel kept when we are not home and at night and there is never a single accident in her crate. She is driving us crazy. Anyone with some suggestions?

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    3 Responses to “I have a choc lab puppy that just turned 4 months old. She refuses to be housebroken. Help!!!?”

    1. cookingmom says:

      We had a choc lab also. From what I remember, labs dont like to be dirty (poopy) and they will try not to do it in their crate.

      Ours was easy to train, maybe because I was home with her all day.

      Could be that she wants more attention? Or, she has held it all day and lets it out at home where she is comfortable.

      Labs want to please us (part of their nature) so it shouldnt take too long before she understands what you want her to do. Good luck!

    2. W. says:

      4 months old is still very young for a dog. It can take up to a year (or longer) for some dogs to become fully house broken. At 4 moths a dog simply cannot hold its needs for long. You must be consistent and persistant with the training.

    3. mommatobe says:

      She is still young, so keep in mind that you need to be patient and a puppy isn’t going to be housebroken overnight.

      When you see her starting to squat, say loudly, "OUTSIDE!" and bring her outside immediately to where you want her to go. Don’t yell at her or scold her, though.

      You have to keep a keen eye on her while you’re in this training stage so you can figure out her signals.