leaving my springer alone overnight
Hi. 3 weeks ago I got a lovely 19 week old female springer. so far I have got her able to sit, lay down, come in, and heel no problem. my problem starts at night.
I keep her alone in the kitchen overnight. I have newspaper down over the floor, and the worktops are always clear to avoid distractions for her. In with her is her bed, water dish and a chew toy.
She is put to bed around 2/3am when I go to bed. and is left till around 8am when my girlfriend gets up.
She is not noisey or destructive. But without fail she will pee and poo on the floor. She only does this when left alone and never in the rest of the house or in the kitchen when people are around.
She also follows us around the house constantly. I dont know if this is related? I have tried and still do leave a ticking clock close to her and one of my t shirts .
This if my first time with a springer.
Any advice appreciated. thank youFrom Anna@love-springer-spaniels.com
have you thought about Crate Training? Here is my Crate Training Guide
. it works on the Theory that they will not soil their beds, so if you put her in the crate at night she should not soil it. It has worked really well for my springer puppy. Good luck.Return to Love Springer Spaniels FAQsReturn to Love Springer Spaniels Homepage