I have a 4 month G Pyrenees/Golden retriever mix puppy. When I first got him, when he needed to go, it had to be "right now"! So I looked up a lot of forum and discussion, basically, they need to go almost right after they wake up from a nap. Also, close off the sections in the house that he doesn't sleep in. They don't like to soil their own sleeping area. Since then, he has no accident in the house. Now we had him for 1.5 weeks, he can hold his bladder for 4, 5 hours. He also has the tendency to sit during the walk. After talking to the vet and based on the observation I made, it was due to his loose hip joints (possible hip dysplasia) and it's causing him pain or discomfort. You could try looking up the symptoms of hip dysplasia and observe your puppy during walks. My puppy would get up after a minute or so and keep walking. But he can do at most 30 minutes each time before you see seriously dragging on his hind legs! good luck with your puppy!
Answered by Anonymous - 9/4/2012 4:37:05 PM