I have an 11 week old Bichon/Cocker who is doing very well in respect to letting us know when he needs to go "out'. My problem is that we are trying to train him to do his business in one area only. We put a small fence around the area and take him to the area when he indicates that he has to go. He will pee there but as far as pooping he will hold it and go either in the rest of the yard durring play or have an accident in the house(he looks guilty when this happens) I have sat with him for as long as an hour just to have an accident only moments later in the house. Am I doing something wrong or do I just have a very stuborn pup?
I have sat with him for as long as an hour just to have an accident only moments later in the house. Am I doing something wrong or do I just have a very stuborn pup?

You're staying out too long.
Take him out on leash to that spot, and wait no more than 5 minutes. If he doesn't go, take him back in the house and crate him. 20 minutes later, take him out again. Rinse and repeat. He will eventually have to poop, and he will have no option but to poop there, and you can reward it enthusiastically and give him play time.
By the way, he may be bright enough to let you know when he wants to go out, but at his age he's physically unable to hold it for very long. Don't get overconfident - that is VERY young for 100% housebreaking success. :}

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There is my mistake I have not been crating him in between, just watching him, and when he squats rush him back out.
I will certainley try this...thanks.
I am also rewarding him with play and a food treat when he does go in the right spot.
Also, don't worry I don't think he is house broken yet, just that he seem to be doing well at communicating with us.
It's hopeless man. They'll never get it. They're likegerbils crowding into the sea. Charlie

Hell Charlie what have you been smoking to come up withthat??? Paul

It's an old saying in the northern hemisphere. Every winter millions of gerbils climb down from their wheels, escape from their little wire cages, and head for the surf in Costa Rica. You can't go to a decent resort without stepping on half a dozen of them every time you turn around. And that wonderful rice pudding they serve in Costa Rican
restaurants? Sold out everywhere.
Charlie