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    I cannot believe this little darling Ruby of mine, he is as smart as a whip and my lack of sleep has been worth it.

    He was 10 weeks old yesterday, I remember when Dudley came home
    he was also potty trained very quickly.
    Hope the little fellow keeps up the amazing job, I do watch him all the
    time but feel it is worth every minute of me getting up and down to
    see what he is up to when he is quiet.

    I am amazed he is going to the door and barking when he needs to go potty.

    He has only had one accident since we have had him and that
    is my DH's fault, I left him last Saturday with him in our mobile home
    my hubby fell asleep on Saturday afternoon and my little boy had no choice but to relieve himself inside.

    I went out this morning crated him for two hours when I got home he
    was awake and wanted out of his crate. He went straight to the door and
    started to bark, he went outside and did his business straight away.



    I just had to share how he is doing, I truly believe having a xpen makes
    a huge impact on the potty training.
    He is also sleeping through the night from 11:30 to 5:00, I think it is amazing.

    All that red hair is showing in his personality.I JUST LOVE IT.


    I definetley see a difference between him and Dudley as a puppy.
    He is more spunkier and just absolutely loves toys and loves to fetch.
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    Linda, how often do you get up during the night? Do you wait until he cries or do you set a schedule for getting him up in the middle of the night? How often do you take him out during the day? Does he pee/poop every time?

    I'm so glad things are going so well! He's such a cute lil' buggar!!!! How old is he now?
    Sophie and Scooter come home on June 25th!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoesncavs
    Linda, how often do you get up during the night? Do you wait until he cries or do you set a schedule for getting him up in the middle of the night? How often do you take him out during the day? Does he pee/poop every time?

    I'm so glad things are going so well! He's such a cute lil' buggar!!!! How old is he now?
    I don't get up during the night at all, unless I hear him which really was only the first night and one more. He ususally cries and I hear him and get up and bring him outside around 5:00 p.m.
    No Water for him after 9:00 p.m.

    He goes outside about 8 times during the day, and if I am outside he is usually out with me. He loves laying in the grass, no he does not always
    pee and poop everytime.

    Yesterday he ate a lot, I expected him to wanting out a lot but he did
    not go out anymore than usual.

    Darby was 10 weeks old yesterday, I think you will find that the xpen
    you have set up is going to help you.

    Did you put a piece of lineleum (sp) on the bottom.
    My advice to you is not to put any paper down at all, I am finding this
    time around Darby is quicker and I thought Dudley Potty trained quickly.

    I am so proud of him, I just had to share.
    Like I said I am tired, but it is paying off for me.

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    What's this xpen? Is it like crate training? We had an awful job housetraining our last pup and we'll be looking to learn from our mistakes for the next one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cecily
    What's this xpen? Is it like crate training? We had an awful job housetraining our last pup and we'll be looking to learn from our mistakes for the next one!
    Cicily

    This is the xpen that my husband built, we have had amazing luck
    with potty training using this method.





    We downsized it a bit, as when we used it for Dudley we found it was a
    bit big.

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    WOW.

    Your xpen is fantastic. Your little fella looks adorable and so happy in it. We were thinking of a sort of playpen for our next pup. That setup looks great, and you've certainly got a happy little camper.

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    Wow Linda. He is just doing fantastic! Way to go on the training. He is just sooooo cute and adorable. I just want to come steal him! Don't you think he would be a good boyfriend for Katie? She loves younger men!

    Molly and Murphy (tri), Katie (ruby), Casey (B/T),Spike the wonder pup (tri), Suzie (tri) and Penny (blen)

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    Awesome Linda!!

    your xpen setup looks great. i think the idea is to not give them too much space, and i think you got it just right. i had good results with a Precision xpen, they're made of metal and they fold up flat if you want to put it away but i always left it there, around his crate, and he never used it as a bathroom. the only problem was he got able to jump out.

    anyway, he was about 4-5 months when i was using that. Darby is a regular child prodigy at 10 weeks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by molly
    Wow Linda. He is just doing fantastic! Way to go on the training. He is just sooooo cute and adorable. I just want to come steal him! Don't you think he would be a good boyfriend for Katie? She loves younger men!

    Molly: You can send Katie to me anytime, I just love the personality
    of whole colors. Please don't think I am boasting I am just so
    shocked at how quickly he is learning.
    I think him and Katie would make a stunning couple.

    Awesome Linda!!

    your xpen setup looks great. i think the idea is to not give them too much space, and i think you got it just right. i had good results with a Precision xpen, they're made of metal and they fold up flat if you want to put it away but i always left it there, around his crate, and he never used it as a bathroom. the only problem was he got able to jump out.

    anyway, he was about 4-5 months when i was using that. Darby is a regular child prodigy at 10 weeks!! [/quote]


    Judy: In all honesty I think that the xpen is what is helping him learn so
    quickly. I don't keep him in it when I am able to watch him, but
    when I am busy in he goes.

    I bought 3 xpens that are made of metal for our caravan, but last
    wkd it was raining so I never really got to see if he would enjoy
    it. It is acting as a fence until such time that we can afford to
    fence our property up north.

    I also think the fact that I am home with him is helping wonders,
    I am constantly watching him. So he is picking it up really quickly
    it's not to say he won't have an accident but so far so good.

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    Oh Linda, your new baby is so gorgeous, those little ears are something else

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