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We adopted our cockapoo Cocoa & we have had him for a month now. He's about 8 or 9 months old. We walk him 5 times a day, but he still has accidents in the house. He is walked early in the morning (around 6:30AM), after he eats in the morning (around 11:00AM), in the afternoon (around 3:30PM), after he eats in the evening (usually around 7:45PM), and before bed time (usually around 11:30PM). He was having accidents, so we started using a bell. We were making his paw ring the bell before we took him out & said "Want to go out?" or "Want to go for a walk?" One day he jumped up to ring the bell, but it was when he already had his leash on & we were about to walk out the door, so he already knew he was going out. But I was still very proud of him, because he had rung the bell all on his own.. The problem is, he still has accidents in the house & doesn't ring the bell when he needs to go :( Sometimes he paces back & forth or pants when he needs to go, but sometimes its hard to tell if he needs to go. I am going to try to be more persistent with using the bell, but I would still like some advice :) How do your cockapoos go to the bathroom? Are they walked, let out in the yard, do you use pee pee pads, etc.? If they are walked, how often do you walk them? How did you train them not to go in the house? I'm sure your cockapoos have had accidents in the house. What did you do when they did? How did you let them know they did something wrong? If you can answer these questions and give me any other advice, I would greatly appreciate it!! I need all the help I can get! Thank You! :)
 

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Usually, he pees in the house.. The morning after we brought him home, he did a little bit of diarrhea in the kitchen. Other than that, he only pooped one other time in the house, but it was a lot more than he usually poops, so maybe he didn't feel good on those occasions. When he pees in the house, I think its because he can't hold it anymore, because its usually a lot of pee. At first his accidents were more frequent. Now he doesn't have accidents as often, but his accidents still occur. I was ringing the bell every time I took him out, but then after the day he did it on his own, I didn't ring it every time. When he goes pee in the house we will tell him "bad boy" but I don't know if he knows it is wrong. He might just think that if he has to go pee, then he can just go. Its hard to tell when he has a drink, because we leave his water out so he can get a drink when he wants. He doesn't pee on command. When he is taken out, he usually pees right away. Maybe I should start saying 'pee' when he pees so that he will hopefully learn to pee on command. Is that what you do with your dogs? I am going to ring the bell every time I take him out & start to say 'pee' when he pees outside. Hopefully it fixes the problem.. Thank you so much! :)
 

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Thank you so so much for the good advice :) I didn't know the thing about correcting them 3 seconds after they do something wrong.. That's interesting. Your advice helps a lot & hopefully it works! :)
 
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