Shh, don’t tell anyone, but we had a bit of a breakthrough this week. Little Specs is finally staying dry all night. Yippee! No more rushing down in the morning to try to catch her before she fully wakes up, and, with any luck, I might be able to stop buying all those puppy pads too.
But (yes, there’s always a but) she’s still not reliable, not at all, no way José. She’s still not yet five months old so it’ll be a while yet before she’s declared safe to run unsupervised on the carpet. For now, she still stays in her cage when I can’t supervise her, she still gets toilet breaks at least every two hours, if not more, and the puppy pads still stay in the cage – though hopefully a lot less of them.
And of course next week she goes to get speyed, so it could all quite easily go to pot then – either because of the stress of the experience, or because of the upset to her hormones.
And that brings me to my final point – if your puppy is showing absolutely no signs of progress by about this age, don’t be frightened to get her checked out by the vet. It’ll most likely be nothing to worry about, and could well be easily fixable.