I have a one year old Pekingese who I adopted two months ago. He came from a farm and was not housebroken, so when he got to me, I had to start from scratch with his training. The longest he has gone without an accident is a little over a week, but generally he pees on my carpet every few days. I’m wondering if anyone has any experience with housebreaking a pekingese. How long did it take for the accidents in the house to stop? I hear they can be more difficult to train than other dogs. I’m very diligent about taking him out and he’s on a schedule for his walks. He has never had a poop accident in the house, and generally he pees outside. But, every few days he pees in the same spot on the carpet. I’ve tried every enzymatic spray but I’m not sure how to make him ‘get it’ not go to in the apartment! Any pekingese tips would be appreciated!
He is neutered, and he also is crate trained. He sleeps in his crate at night and I keep him confined in the kitchen when I’m away or I can’t keep my eye on him. He’s never had an accident in his crate or the kitchen, and whenever he’s let out I take him directly out for a walk. I’m just not sure if I’m missing something or if it’s just going to take more time.
Answer by Cathryn
It doesn’t matter the breed of dog for how long it would take. Also, each dog has it’s own personality, therefor, there is no time limit on housebreaking. Just constant and consistant training.
Try using a bell on the doorknob and ring it yourself every time before you take him outside. Eventually, he will ring the bell himself with his nose when he needs to go outside. :)