Why isn't my 3 month old puppy clean yet? Chronicle by Johanne Parent, breeder, canine educator, canine behavior coach and trainer.
In recent months, the number of newly adopted puppies has skyrocketed. These new owners, ill-prepared and/or ill-informed, complain about the lack of cleanliness of their puppy. Seriously? If it takes 2 years for a toddler to learn to be clean, how can you believe that a puppy is clean almost instantly when you adopt it? First of all, be aware that a puppy does not have control of his sphincters until he is at least 4 months old. When he feels like it, it's now. He must therefore be taught to restrain himself and relieve himself in the right place. How to