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I am new to this forum but Skye is our 3rd Border Collie over 30 years. She is now about 12 weeks old. I have been working on basic training, which works well for a treat. Come, sit, down, shake a paw, walking on a leash. How come she learned what "dinner time" means instantly but totally refuses hear "no bite" or "no bark"? And often when walking all she wants to do is bite my feet. I distract her by throwing a ball. My main concern is with house breaking. She seems to have an endless capacity to pee and poop. She may pee outside in a 10 minute walk 2 times and then pee on the floor when I bring her in. She also poops in the house sometimes only a short time after pooping outside. When she does her jobs outside I praise her and give her a treat. At night she has a bedding crate separated by a short 2 foot walk to a wood shavings crate which she will poop in at night. I have been afraid to confine her all night to her sleep crate because of this, as she uses it 1 or 2 times somewhere between 2 and 4 am. Most days I feel I have made no progress in house breaking her so am I approaching this wrong? Our last puppy was 15 years ago and I simply do not remember having these problems.
Hey guys! First time post here so I hope this post is in the right place! 2 years ago I adopted my wonderful Border Collie/Springer Spaniel mix from a family who was moving and wasn't able to keep her. She was 6 months old at the time. Her first owner said she was fully housebroken, but I quickly learned that was not the case! I went through the basics of potty training, and she was okay being alone in my house as long as I blocked off the upstairs. (She seemed to think that going on the hardwood wasn't okay, but it was okay on the carpet) I had a fenced in yard, so I could let her out whenever I wanted. Now, I just moved into a brand new loft complex. I don't have a private backyard, but there is a fenced in dog park on the property. I take her out four times a day, but if I leave her alone for even just an hour, I'd still come back to various pee and poop spots. My day is usually: wake up, take her out, feed her, wait an hour or two, take her out, then take her out before I feed her dinner, and then an hour after dinner. Thankfully, I work from home most days so I can keep an eye on her. I tried crate training her, but as soon as I leave the house and she's in the crate, my neighbors say she'll bark consistently until I get home. I love her so much, but I need your help!