(Closed) Puppy Messing in her Crate!?!

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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2821 posts
Sugar bee

I had one puppy that peed in his bed even when he wasn’t in his crate and then would lay in it, he could have walked anywhere but instead laid right in his pee.  Silly puppy. 

You might want to restrict water a bit after dinner and in the morning (I mean give them water but just not in such abundance they have trouble holding it).

Also 4 mo is still young and she probably is having trouble holding it all night or during the day and probably needs let out a few more times.  Is there a neighbor or someone who can help out?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

A puppy of that age needs to go out during the night!!! She is WAYU too young to go all night without being brought out. When you have a puppy, you have to get up, and take her outside at least twice. They need to get out at least every 4-6 hours or so.

You will have trouble training her if you don’t start out this way. And, dogs HATE going in their crates. So, you are upsetting her, too.

 

 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I agree with @troubled. At 4 months, she can only probably be expected to hold it for 4 hrs (1 hr for each month old). Have you considered asking someone to let her out mid-day? Even my 8 month old puppy needs a break from her crate if I’m going to be gone for a full day.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t think puppies that age have control over their bladder.  You have to take puppies out during the night, as ash said.  It’s also probably not a good idea to crate your puppy while you are at work… she has to go to the bathroom then, too.  Do you have anyone that could come in an let her out?

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

If she just started doing this has any part of her rountine changed or the location of her crate? Maybe she has a UTI. When I moved my puppy’s crate to another room she got all upset and had accidents and I remember when my brother had his dog, he was all upset that she suddenly started having accidents everywhere and she ended up having a UTI. If this behavior continues you might want to check in with your vet.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

I don’t know why the change exactly but their little bodies are growing and changing a lot too so that might have something to do with it.  Our pup is 4 mo right now and just grew like 3 lbs in the past week and also had a few accidents in the house even though she’s been mainly potty trained for awhile besides for a few mishaps.  Ours hates to pee outside in the rain or if the grass is too wet.  I finally noticed she was doing a little half piss outside when it was raining and then would come back in and like an hour later pee.  Of course if she had peed for real she could have held it longer but our little princess pup doesn’t want to stand out long in the rain so she tricked me into doing a little pee squat and then running back inside.  Now we stand out there for longer and don’t have the problem any more, so I donno but those are my two thoughts……. body changes or little tricky princess behaviors. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Dogs tend to use the same spot over and over (which sometimes helps in their training), so if she has peed or whatever on her bed, you need to get rid of it, or she will continue to do so.

Even if she was not doing this before, you still need to get her out during the night. Did you change the time she eats? Is she drinking later into the evening?

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Is she spayed?  [yes usually the conduct is spay after the first heat, but there is such a thing as ‘early altering’ .. anyway] There is such a thing called ‘spay incontinence’ that happens to some dogs after the surgery, just a thought, don’t know if that applies to your situation of not.

I second menobride, if she’s peed in her bed it becomes her ‘bathroom’ — I’d remove any/all bedding for now until you’ve got the problem solved.

GL!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay

How has it been the past few nights?  Hang in there!

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