I've heard many times not to expect them to get it and be fully house trained until 1 year. Before that you should know that there will be accidents.I'm not sure if we are doing this right or not.
Oliver does go outside to pee and poop but 9 times out of 10, we have to initiate it. He isn't standing at the door whining or pawing to get out. However, if he is in his crate, he will whine/bark to wake us up to go outside. If he is at my office, he will go to the babygate I have up and whine/bark for me to take him out. Why doesn't he do this at home with all of us right there? Instead of letting us know he needs to go out, he will just go pee or poop somewhere in the house.
Now, he is only 3 months old, but when do they start catching on?
Is there something else we should be doing to teach him?
We trained our dobes to use a bell... to start training, everytime we let them out we ring the bell.... keep the bell on the door you want them to use and low enough that they can either reach it with their nose or paw.
Then you teach them to touch the bell with their nose and everytime they touch it the door should open for them to go outside... it doesn't take long for them to put two and two toghether.