Issues house training a 7 week old puppy.
I got a new 7 week old border collie mix puppy last weekend. She was separated from her mom VERY early and was bottle fed at the shelter from which we adopted her.
She eats mostly hard puppy food and some soft now. We are currently giving her a liquid immune supplement that was required by the shelter orally twice daily.
We have a crate for her and we get up every 3 hours at night to let her out to use the potty on a training pad. She hasn’t peed or pooped in the crate since the first day and even held her pee for 5 hours last night.
I’m wondering about how healthy it is to let her outside at her age. I’m in SC where it’s about 55 degrees during the day. Is she at risk of getting sick? She seems to understand she needs to pee and poop out there better than she does with the pad.
Is it any harm to let her out during her daytime potty breaks and use the pad at night until she is potty trained?
This is my first time potty training a puppy, so ANY AND ALL advice would be great.
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