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Potty Breaks

The younger a dog is the smaller their bladder and the more times they will need to potty. As a general rule of thumb for every month old they are they can hold it for one hour.

Urinary frequency in dogs will vary due to factors such as age, sex, body size and overall health. Typically, smaller breeds and younger dogs will need to urinate more frequently than larger breeds and older dog. The average healthy dog will produce approximately 10 to 20 ml of urine for each pound of body weight per day. Ideally adult dogs should be allowed outside to relieve themselves at least 3-5 times a day.

If you see the dog drinking water, allow 20 t0 30 minutes to go by then allow the dog to go potty if the dog does not urinate then try again in a half hour. Practicing this you will learn the timing of when the dog drinks, and how long after drinking when the dog will need a potty break.

When taking your dog on a potty break, your dog will urinate to scent, and will also urinate to empty its bladder. Try to wait for your dog to urinate at least 3 times, while potty training, before bringing the dog back into the house.

When your dog does urinate outdoors, be sure to praise the dog for doing the right thing.

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