I recently brought a Shitzu dog, he's so adorable, we love him so much, we usually leave him at least 8 hours alone a day while I am at work. every time I am back the I find him peeing on the carpets and doing Shi** in the coaches, The house's smell so bad and he's not learning to do so in one spot, I bought him a special papers do so on it but to no avail. My question If I buy him a big crate, Would it help? But I need to leave him at the Crate at least 8 hours a day, I can provide food and toys for him in the crate but if he wants to me or do kaki; How he suppose to do so while he's in his create? Please advise ASAPPP!!! we love him and we don;'t want to give him away. Thanks!!!
Don't leave a puppy unattended for long periods of time.
- A puppy can't hold it for too long (this is why there's pee and poo around your house)
- You can't train him if your away for so long
- Crate won't help, unless you're there to train him, which you're not.
Try to be committed to the dog, having a dog is a HUGE responsibility, he is under your care. You are held accountable for this dog's behavior. Loving a dog is not only be there to give him belly rubs and treats, it's also being able to provide him with a healthy and stable lifestyle, this goes through training and sometimes disciplining the dog.
If there's really no workaround with your schedule(visiting at lunch time, "daycare", helpful neighbors), I really recommend you to consider re-homing your puppy, it's more frustrating/stressing for the dog than it is for you all the amount of time he is spending alone as a pup.