Troubles Potty Training Cocker Spaniel Puppy
Puppy Potty Training Problems Can Be Easily Resolved
Sadly, our blue Dobie passed away. We decided on a smaller dog, so we purchased a 4-month-old male cocker spaniel.
Every dog we have had we have been able to potty train them within a few days or so, but our little Snickers is not so easy.
I was told to crate train him, because he was so wild, pooping and peeing everywhere, even though I take him out every two hours during the day and 2 to 3 hours at night.
The crate is wonderful not having to chase him constantly and he is comfortable in it. But still, I will take him out and he will do his job a good percentage of the time and no sooner get in the house and he does one or the other.
I take him out to the same place and tell him to potty and praise him. He doesn't get as much exercise as I know he should because it is winter and 0 to 20 degrees.
I have read Ceaser's books and have been researching.
Trying to teach him to sit and stay is also going nowhere and I am a quite patient and persistent person. Do you have any suggestion for me?
He is absolutely not interested in treats when I try to reward him with them outside. I walk my other dog faithfully, winter or summer, wondering if a coat and boots would be okay, or if he is still too small for such cold weather?
Any other tips or suggestions will be much appreciated.