|10-20-2013 11:05 AM|
Are you making sure you go outside with her and have that puppy party when she squats (quietly until she's finished). EVERY TIME she squats? And all the time when you take her for walks? Each and every time she squats outside with the PUppy Party?
Once they get used to peeiing in the crate, cause you can't correct and mark the 'bad' they think it's fine................. But you CAN reward all the time outdoors. And all the house she is loose in the house (she is loose and not crated 100% in the house, right?) and in the room with you and she squats you can 'uh uh' her to get her outside, right?
So you ARE able to 'mark' her when she squats in the house. (uh uh no)
And you ARE 'marking' 100% when she goes outside (good girl party).
TONS of walks. Tons of hikes. Puppy classes so you can also mark out in the world. PUppy playdates.
She should ONLY be crated if you are sleeping. Or everyone is at work. Or for very limited times if you are not able to watch her at all (in the shower?). Otherwise she will ONLY learn by being out and about so you can praise her when she's good and mark when she slips. Baby gates and closed doors are much better than the crate when you are home.
|10-20-2013 11:04 AM|
|llombardo||My female was difficult to potty train. She only had a couple accidents in the crate, her issue was out of the crate. She would go out and pee, then come in and pee in the house within a couple minutes and she peed like a river. I couldn't believe how much pee came out of her. Oddly enough at 16 weeks she was able to sleep with me out of the crate with no issues. Finally I ruled out medical issues and put her on a very strict schedule. For about a month she had almost no play time and I felt really bad, it was the complete opposite of how I ever potty trained a dog, but it worked and worked well. Out to pee on a leash and back in the crate, I started completely over at every hour and I took water away at 6(I was doing 7 to). And I limited water when she did have it. By the time she was 6 months she was completely out of her crate and we have never looked back. Her signal to me was to paw me with one paw if she had to pee and both paws came at me if she had to poop, I originally thought she was trying to play, but figured it out.|
|10-20-2013 10:11 AM|
|lyssa62||a question for the vet wouldn't hurt either. I would want to make sure there are no infections or conditions that need to be checked out ?? Just an idea.|
|10-20-2013 10:00 AM|
her signal to you to go out maybe very settle. don't wait for
a signal from her to take her out. take her out often and you'll be ok
and she won't have accidents.
|10-20-2013 09:48 AM|
maybe she can't hold it for 4 hours. if you can't let her out
more often find someone to come in and give her a break.
at 4 months old my dog had to go out once overnight.
he would wake one of us up at 4:00 am to go out. he did
that untill he was 8 months old. when he was really young
one of us took him out every 2 hours overnight.
|10-20-2013 09:39 AM|
I have a 14 week old pup. Doesn't go in crate much but I can't seem to get her to "tell me" when she needs to go out. Some days she does well with no accidents in house whatsoever but other days if I take my eyes off of her for a second, she has an accident. Sometimes she bangs against door, other times not. I've tried bells at door for the last week but she has no interest in them. Maybe we are just expecting too much too soon? Maybe it's just taking them longer (I hope). I know she is smart - she has other "tricks" she can do so maybe we just need to be more patient. Good luck to u and know u are not alone in this!
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|10-10-2013 11:57 AM|
|10-10-2013 11:14 AM|
Thanks, we have a divider in the crate and she has limited room. Also we were getting up in middle of night since we've had her, then she started holding throughout night so I keep it at 5-6 hours tops during sleeping hours. Im going to go back to every 4. We do take her immediately, before I even put my contacts in, make sure she eliminates. But she still pees in crate. I'll take the advise and start back every 4 hours to see if that helps. Thanks..
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|10-10-2013 09:27 AM|
Not all dogs have the same bladder capacity; it's just a rule of thumb.
When I wake up the puppy goes immediately outside, I have slippers and a coat beside the bed and get up and pick up the puppy and outside they go literally seconds after I've opened my eyes.
Even if she's sleeping through the night she might not be able to hold it all night, is she still peeing even if she's been up once in the night?
If not then try setting your alarm for midway through the night and take her out each night for the next week or so. No fuss just quietly pick her up and take her outside then put her back in the crate and go back to bed.
|10-10-2013 09:19 AM|
Does she have a lot of room in her crate? If her crate is too large then she will potty in it.
Do you watch her when she's outside and see her go potty?
I've had a few accidents with my pup. He's 14 weeks and I try my best to make sure he doesn't hold is bladder longer than 3.5-4 hours at a time.
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