7 month adopted puppy - potty training problems?
Asked Aug 13, 2007, 11:07 AM
I have just adopted a 7 month old female puppy from a rescue shelter. Her history is unknown. We've had her for a few days and she has yet to use the bathroom outside. We walk her several times for 15 mintues and the minute we get back inside she eliminates on the carpet. She has no concept of going outside. We are also trying to crate train her. After leaving her for a short time she pooped in the crate. And every time we leave her in the crate she poops. She also howls and barks for hours - throughout the day and night. We're having a very difficult time getting her to calm down in the crate and using the bathroom outside. We are also worried the neighbors (we live in townhomes) are getting tired of her barking and will soon start complaining. Any suggestions? Thank you!