|09-18-2013 01:53 PM|
I just wanted to say I've been there! It's sooo frustrating when you feel like you've tried everything and nothing is working. Ours actually got to the point where she viewed her crate as her indoor toilet and would go in there to pee if it was left open.
A few things you could try would be taking the blanket out, making his section smaller (not sure how big you have it now, but this is what worked for us), or giving him some crate time while you're at home to see if he pees then as well? Good luck! I know it's tough, but just keep working at it and I'm positive it will get better
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|09-16-2013 05:52 PM|
Just two quick notes.
First make sure whatever cleaner you are using is not ammonia based because sometimes that ammonia cleaner smell smells like urine and encourages dog marking. Use a pet cleaner like urinegone or something that is hydrogen peroxide based.
Does he have a blanket or towel in there to lay down on? If so try pulling it out. They use them as diapers sometimes.
Other than that he might have had a messy mother and not mind sitting in his own filth cause he is used to it. Or there is a possibility he has a bladder infection. Does he have urine control problems outside of the crate?
|09-16-2013 03:51 PM|
And I am a bit confused on one point you made. You say he does not get any water in the morning. Im sure you don't mean that he drinks nothing between the night before and the next evening. Some where along the way he drinks before you put him in his crate and he probably does not relieve himself of that water before crating him again.
Look into the timing one evening. When you notice him drink, let him drink his fill then take up the water and watch him. Time how long it is before he needs to go out. That should give you a general rule of thumb of how much time he needs between drinking and actually having to go pee.
Putting pee on cue is also helpful for when you are in a hurry!
|09-16-2013 03:31 PM|
Constantly Pees in Crate
I have a 4 month old male GSD who WILL NOT stop peeing in his crate! We have been working on crate training him since he was 10 weeks old. However, he is still peeing in his crate every day! He is only in his crate a maximum of 2.5 hours a day, it is sectioned off so he does not have any extra room, covered with a blanket to make it his den, he has plenty of kong toys, he does not get any water the morning he goes in, and he is well exercised. In addition, every time he pees in there, I make sure to clean the crate thoroughly so he does not continue to smell his urine and think it is acceptable behavior. I have no idea what else we can do for him. We've tried everything. We moved his crate down into our furnished basement so it is cooler for him with less noise from the street, and we also leave the TV on for him for comfort. Nothing seems to work for our little pup. He has no problem going into his crate either; he is more than willing to walk right in in the morning when we leave for work.
Also, he does not sleep in his crate at night. He sleeps on his dog bed in our bedroom. He has never had an accident during the night, so I know he is able to hold it longer than a couple hours. Any help/suggestions is much appreciated, I have no idea what else to do for him!