Housebreaking a litter of pups

The goldendoodle pups next step in potty training

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Those little guys have outgrown the house!  We have moved them into the breezeway.  For now, the door is kept shut, but by next week, they will have the courtyard to run in.

But Sugar still needs to get in and out, so I took the screen out of the window for her.

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She needed a refuge from their hungry little mouths, so I moved a bench into the room for her.  It is the one from the foot of my bed, where she likes to sleep.  I think she is happy to have her bed out there.

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They are getting good at not pottying in the nest, but are hit and miss with the newspapers.  You can see here, it is about 59/50.

For 3-1/2 weeks old, that is pretty durn good.  As they get bigger, the papers will get further away from the nest, toward the door.  The goal is to get them going only outside eventually.  This is how I trained their mom, she was housebroken by the time she came indoors to live with us forever and her siblings went to new homes.

For now, this area is easy to keep clean. I can spray it with the hose a few times a day, and use a mop if needed.  This is such an ideal area for babies!