Dogs can only be relied on to hold their urine or feces one hour for every month old they are, until 8 hours at 8 months old. Never expect a dog to hold it longer than 8 hours, and remember that sick or older dogs won't be able to hold it as long as healthy young adult dogs.
Beside this, when should a dog be fully potty trained?
House training your puppy is about consistency, patience, and positive reinforcement. The goal is to instill good habits and build a loving bond with your pet. It typically takes 4-6 months for a puppy to be fully house trained, but some puppies may take up to a year.
How do you housebreak a dog?
When you see these signs, immediately grab the leash and take them outside to their bathroom spot. If they eliminate, praise them and reward with a treat. Keep your puppy on leash in the yard. During the housetraining process, your yard should be treated like any other room in your house.
How often should you take your puppy out?
Take your puppy outside for a bathroom break every one to two hours during the day. A general rule of thumb is that a puppy can hold it for as many hours as she is months old, plus one–for a three-month-old pup, that's four hours.