I know this has probably been discussed but I couldn't find the answers I was looking for.
I have a 9 week old Chessie. We crate her at night and when we leave. We take her out when she comes out of the crate, after she eats, before she goes in the crate and after we give her water. When we go out we pick her up, carry her to same door, clip leash on while still holding her and say potty a few times. We walk outside and put her down (she's only seen snow as we have had a lot this winter) and say go potty. She seems to understand as we go to the sand spot each time.
She will squat In the house and pee at really random times like an hour after we take her out even though she hasn't had water. She will also pee in her crate (which is big enough for her to stretch out and sit in) at night, 2 hours after we last took her out. She gives no warning but will cry after. Needless to say I sleep very light now.
My question is how do I get her to let me know she has to go out? Weather in the crate or during the day? I try to regulate and watch her but she will still have accidents. I also understand she is just a pup but I'm not sure if or when these accidents will stop? Any suggestions are appreciated!
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