Rio has been with us for almost one month now, he's almost 13 weeks old. My husband and I have been SOOO diligent about letting him out and keeping the pee and poo outside, but still it seems he is not yet potty trained... more that we are trained to take him out before he pee's on the floor. I expected it to be some work, but I (maybe naively) thought I would be seeing improvement by now.
He sleeps in his crate in our room, first thing upon rising he goes out to pee. Comes in, eats and drinks, several minutes goes outside to poo. We let him have time to roam in the gated off kitchen after successful potty's outside. If he doesn't go potty outside, and I know it's got to be coming soon, he'll go in his crate for about 15 min and then we try again until success... then kitchen time (always when we are in the kitchen with him).
My problem is, even after how careful we have been there always ends up messes. I think he's having a hard time figuring out how to "tell" me?? Twice today he was playing really hard in the kitchen and with no warning, almost while playing started peeing!! The second time I yelled very loudly (lost my cool) and put him in his crate so I could clean it up... I'm worried that by freaking out it may do the opposite in helping the situation?? I've read so many things, not sure. Some days we will have no accident's and I'll be like, "yes he's getting there!" and others, (like today) he'll have three and I'll feel discouraged. I've read people talking about how they potty trained their puppies in one week and it boggles my mind, how so??
Anything else I can try?? The door to the backyard is in the room next to our kitchen, so unfortunately while IN the kitchen he can't go sit by it or anything like that.