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Dexter is now 9 months old and the perfect gentleman. Thanks to all of you that have been with us through this journey of our first puppy. When we got him at 7 weeks it was hard to imagine he would ever be potty trained and would not bite/nip but he is doing so well! :) So glad we got a cockapoo, we love him soooo much!
 

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Aww! You give me some motivation. Axle is almost 5 months old now and he still has accidents. Sometimes I get so sad but I know it will just take time.
 

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Well, that is encouraging! Our dog, Josie is 5 months old. She has done very well with potty training, but we can't break her of the biting and nipping. Have tried everything! Hoping she will outgrow it like Dexter.
 

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Yes, they do slip up every now and then just when you think they have mastered something. But they are still babies and so adorable. The nipping took a bit longer. You just have to be firm and consistent. Also, now that he is older he understands the word "crate". He might be doing something bad and as soon as we say, "If you don't stop you're going in your crate". He stops immediately.
 

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i dont reallh agree with using the crate as a punishment. its ment to be a safe place. inca and echo go there for.spme quiet tim away from everyone. inca also sometimes puts herself in if the postie is at the door so she can watch with out getting in the way.

but glad things are going well anyway
 

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I understand what you're saying and it is a safe place for him. He goes in there on his own accord all the time. Our trainer, who LOVES animals, said that if we take his toys out it works well as a time out spot. We say No to the bad behavior and if he still doesn't listen that's when we say crate. He usually stops then so we don't have to put him in there. It works for us and Dexter is still an extremely happy and loving doggie, I assure you!:)
 

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Dexter is now 9 months old and the perfect gentleman. Thanks to all of you that have been with us through this journey of our first puppy. When we got him at 7 weeks it was hard to imagine he would ever be potty trained and would not bite/nip but he is doing so well! :) So glad we got a cockapoo, we love him soooo much!
I'm glad to hear Dexter is doing well. And I'm also glad to hear the help our wonderful members offered you! :D We all love our cockapoos! :ilmc:
Aww! You give me some motivation. Axle is almost 5 months old now and he still has accidents. Sometimes I get so sad but I know it will just take time.
Keep working with him and don't give up. He'll have less and less accidents as he gets older! As you can see, there are a lot of success stories here; so you can do it too! :D
 

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Thank you Dave! I know that I can do it and hearing everyone else makes me look at things for the better. Axle is doing great. I have been taking him to the doggie park every other day which has calmed him down. I take him for a 10 - 15 min walk every 4 hours and no accidents in 2 weeks now I think. So great!

I would like to thank you all for your support too! Everyone here is just wonderful!
 
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