Havanese are a fun, energetic bubbly breed that is perfect for people who need some activity and joy in their lives in the form of a furry friend. If you think you are ready to adopt or bring one of these little happy balls of fur into your lives, there are a few things you should know of.
To start with, you should know how to crate train your pup so they can grow up to learn to be independent and decrease their chances of separation anxiety. This also comes with the notion of Havanese bladder control and how much they can hold it in.
How long can a Havanese hold their bladder?
Havanese are small breed dogs with even smaller stomachs and so bladder. This means they need to pee about three to five times a day, even more times as a puppy. The rule of thumb is that puppies can hold their bladder for one hour per every month of their age or so until they reach maturity.
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It should be noted that rule of thumbs is just that, general assumptions for, in the end, it all depends on the temperament, personality, and lifestyle habits of the dog and owner. If it helps, it is supposed that Havanese is one of the easiest breeds to train.
How long can a 2-month-old Havanese puppy hold its bladder?
As mentioned earlier, the generally agreed upon consensus is that puppies can hold their urine for the number of hours corresponding to their age in months.
Though some also tend to add one to that count, so then the formula becomes n+1 hours, with n being how old they are month-wise.
So, an eight-week-old puppy, or a 2 months old puppy should be able to hold its bladder for 3 hours or so.
Can a 3-month-old Havanese puppy hold it all night?
You want to crate train your puppy and are wondering if they can be left alone in there all night. However, it is regarded that a puppy that young cannot keep it in all night, for four hours should be their limit.
So even if you are crate training your puppy, they should be taken out at least once during the night. You have to wait a couple more months before you get to have your puppy not need to go potty in the night since ignoring them means they will learn to use the crate as a bathroom.
Can a Havanese dog go 12 hours without peeing?
Toy dog breeds are known to be harder to potty train since they have small bladders so it isn’t easy to figure out when they need to go unless they show signs of whining and restlessness.
Some believe a dog can be fully house trained when they are 1 year of age, but the general idea is it takes less time than that. An adult dog is supposed to hold their bladder in for nine hours, so expecting 12 hours might be a stretch.
Age determines everything when it comes to matters like these, but expecting a Havanese dog, which is already a small dog to go 12 continuous hours without peeing might be possible, but ill-advised. No dog of any age should be forced or made to wait any longer than 8 hours.
As an owner, you should understand the importance of letting your dog respond to nature’s call as it happens, for abnormally prolonged hours without peeing can be detrimental to their health.
At what age can a Havanese puppy go all night without peeing?
If we consider the formula given before as to how long can a puppy go without peeing, we can come to the conclusion that it will take around 5-7 months before they can go all night without peeing.
Havanese owners have reported that it takes their pup 6 to 8 months to have reliable potty training, so it is understandable to expect that age range for yours as well.
When sleeping, they can hold it for 8 to 10 hours which ensures good sleeping for both you and your pup.
What happens if a Havanese dog holds his pee for too long?
As we have discussed how regularly Havanese dogs and pups need to pee, let us now delve into what happens if they hold their bladder for too long, and frequently.
- Impact organs: If they can’t go pee for long periods, it can result in an impacted bladder organ, even causing them to burst sometimes.
- Bladder infection: A bladder infection, cysts can inflame the bladder, combined with a bacterial or fungal infection, and form a UTI (urinary tract infection).
- Bacteria build in the bladder: If a dog is forced to hold in their pee for a long period of time, it gives them the chance to build bacteria in there which will again result in an infection that might require surgery later on.
- Kidney stones: At its worst, kidney stones can form, blockages, and even worse, cancer which can be unfortunately fatal.
- Incontinence: Such resulting infections will only make your dog need to pee more since they lose even more control over their bladder also known as incontinence.
Seeing how forcing your Havanese to hold their pee for too long is harmful to them and will just make matters worse, it is understandable why it is so important to have and stick to a proper bathroom time and schedule for your beloved canine.
Should I wake my Havanese puppy up to pee at night?
It depends on how old they are. If they are wee baby puppies typically they need more sleep than pee and play, so usually they will be asleep most nights, taking the zzzs for 22 hours if a newborn, and 15-20 hours if around 3 months old.
Clearly, you do not want them to pee their beds or crates, so taking them out to pee before heading to bed is a good idea.
If they are too young it is understandable why you might need to wake them up to pee at night, but usually, as they grow up it is advised not to make a habit out of it.
Instead, it is recommended you take the puppy out to pee before bedtime and then maybe again early morning if they are up and running. This will teach them to develop house training habits as well.
How long is too long to make your Havanese dog hold in their bladder?
It is understandable that puppies need to go more than their mature selves so it helps to know how long they can hold it in for their age. If they are young, as in younger than 6 months, they need to go every hour or every other hour.
Usually, they need to go to the bathroom 15 to 20 minutes after feeding or drinking, which explains why they need to go so frequently.
As they grow up and mature you will see they will need to go less and less frequently, ranging around 3 to 5 times a day. Time-wise, they should be able to hold it for about 8 hours.
How often does a Havanese need to pee?
As Havanese are small dogs, it means they have a small stomach and so understandably a small bladder. This can result in two ways, one is that they drink less water so need to pee less, can need to pee twice a day.
On the other hand, it could also mean they need to go regularly more which is around 3 to 5 times a day. It all depends on the personality and lifestyle of the dog, really.
How long after a Havanese dog drinks does it need to pee?
Under normal circumstances, people believe a dog can go 6 to 10 hours without water so it should be okay if you forgot to fill up their water bottle before leaving. But once they have drunk the water, how long until they will need to pee?
For puppies, they typically need to use the bathroom 15 to 20 minutes after having a meal. If they have drunk water within the last 10 minutes, take them out as soon as possible to let them relieve themselves.
For grown dogs, they can hold in their pee for about a couple of hours. Keep the n+1 formula in mind and you should be good to go!
Havanese are a delightful breed that brings unsurmountable joy to their owners and families.
Making sure they are getting to pee regularly and without a hassle should not be taken lightly or mishandled, for they absolutely deserve to live their best lives so we can live our best lives with them.