We just adopted a puppy from a rescue group and he's proving to be well socialized and pretty calm for his age. He is estimated to be 4-5 mos old, still has some puppy teeth and has that puppy look to him. The foster mom said he was trained to the puppy pads.
We have been taking him out on a regular schedule and using the crate when we can't supervise him. He's chosen to go in one of our bathrooms. I put down the puppy pads in there and he uses them. However he doesn't seem to have a clue how to use the yard. I take him right from the crate to outside, and he holds it, comes inside, and goes straight to the puppy pads in the bathroom. I have been putting the soiled pads in our yard to give him the hint.
Is he too young to expect more from him just yet? How do I get him transitioned to outdoors? Our weather is really nice this time of year so that's not a factor.
Thanks! (never had a puppy before)
Edited by USAmma - 3/12/12 at 5:35pm