My female toy poodle puppy is 5 mos. old. I got her when she was 10 wks. old. The breeder used puppy pads. I am trying to train her to go outside. She soils her crate and has no den instincts at all. My husband is treatening to have me sell her if I can’t get her potty trained soon. He doesn’t like dogs in the house if they are not trained. We don’t want our house to smell bad from a dog messing on the carpet. When she is not in her crate I tend to hold her alot because I am scared to let her down when my husband is home because I am worried she will have an accident and he will be upset with both of us! I love her to pieces and want her to be able to roam the house and not have accidents and especially no accidents in her crate. Last night my son was holding her and playing with her and she pee’d on the couch! Boy was my husband upset. I really have to get her trained soon! I appreciate any ideas. Thank you!
Thank you so much to all that have responded so quickly so far.There are some great ideas posted.I wanted to clarify something, after reading my question I realized that I made my husband sound mean.I was just trying to give as many details as possible to get great answers.He really does like her and when he gets home from work he plays with her.He is just on me hard to get her trained.Like last night when she pee’d on the couch he told me that the reason he didn’t want an inside dog was because eventually if she is not trained then we will have a smelly house.I feel like I am trying…I give lots of praise when she goes outside and then I let her roam free in the house.If she does not go then I put her back in her crate and then try again in a little while.I give her treats when she goes outside.She is very smart and has learned tricks already.I researched a lot about breeds and poodles are one of the most intelligent breed.I don’t think he will make me sell her, it is just a threat.