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Is it normal for a 6 month old puppy to still have accidents?

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By 6 months old, the muscles that control the bladder are fully developed in most puppies. This means that accidents should be few and far between. While your puppy has the physical ability to control their bladder, their behavior and training skills may still be catching up.


At what age should a puppy stop having accidents?

Housetraining is one of the most difficult processes new puppy owners face, and the majority of puppies still have the occasional accident until they are over 6 months in age. Here are some simple tips to help with the housetraining process.

How do I stop my 6 month old puppy from having accidents?

Every time I came over she'd get so excited she'd have an accident in the house. The solution to this one is to ignore the puppy when you get home so she doesn't get excited. Once she calms down give her some calm praise and a reward.

Should a 6 month old puppy be potty trained?

It typically takes 4-6 months for a puppy to be fully house trained, but some puppies may take up to a year. Size can be a predictor. For instance, smaller breeds have smaller bladders and higher metabolisms and require more frequent trips outside. Your puppy's previous living conditions are another predictor.

Why is my puppy still having accidents?

Expect your puppy to have a few accidents in the house—it's a normal part of house training. Here's what to do when that happens: Without a lot of drama, immediately take them to their outside bathroom spot. Praise your pup and give a treat if they finish there.

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