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03-19-2014 01:38 PM
nktigger99 Was he crated at all at the breeders??

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03-19-2014 01:30 PM
Germanshepherdlover2507
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Everyone has given great advice. Definitely get your pup to the vet just to be on the safe side. And if you've given your pup plenty of water, take him out and stay out there until he goes. Whether it's 2 minutes or 50. Well, that's what I did. I think I smoked tons of cigars when I first got my boy. I wouldn't leave the crate open. If he is going in there, he will go anywhere in the house. Once cleared by the vet, keep at it and it will all get easier. And for the crying when in his crate, that's life. He'll have to learn to deal with being in his crate when you need him to be. But I'd start at the vet and take it from there. Also, how long have you had him? Maybe that has something to do with it too. Good luck!!!
got him on monday this week.
03-19-2014 12:45 PM
ragu Everyone has given great advice. Definitely get your pup to the vet just to be on the safe side. And if you've given your pup plenty of water, take him out and stay out there until he goes. Whether it's 2 minutes or 50. Well, that's what I did. I think I smoked tons of cigars when I first got my boy. I wouldn't leave the crate open. If he is going in there, he will go anywhere in the house. Once cleared by the vet, keep at it and it will all get easier. And for the crying when in his crate, that's life. He'll have to learn to deal with being in his crate when you need him to be. But I'd start at the vet and take it from there. Also, how long have you had him? Maybe that has something to do with it too. Good luck!!!
03-19-2014 11:48 AM
nktigger99 I think a visit to the vet would be my first step. Are you using a potty cue word or phrase? That really has helped with Abby....I say "go potty" and she pees most of the time. We have yet to have an accident in the crate....a few in the house all my fault. She had 3 nights of a little whining but last night was none. I would not trust a pup lose at night....just to much can happen.

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03-19-2014 11:24 AM
katieliz Please take your puppy to the vet to rule out any sort of urinary tract infection or genitourinary organ issues. Once you know FOR SURE there is nothing health-wise causing the problem, you can safely concentrate on training/behavioral solutions.
03-19-2014 11:20 AM
Okin
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So then what if he pee's in his crate again? And why is he crying like he's dying? Could he sleep with his crate open?
If he pees in his crate if possible take him directly outside to where you want him to pee and give him the word you say when it's time to pee. Give him a few minutes if possible. Even if he doesn't go he should start to associate that spot with peeing. Then get a cleaner with enzymes and clean out the crate, if you can don't have him see you clean out the crate. Make sure the cleaner has enzymes so that it destroys the smell of pee in the crate so he doesn't associate that with the place to go. Make sure not to scold him for going in the crate. Eventually he will go in the place you want just make sure you let him know that he is doing the right thing.

This is what I did with my dog it took a while but she is completely house broken. My last dog was house trained in two days this one took three months. It can be extremely frustrating I know.
03-19-2014 11:15 AM
Germanshepherdlover2507
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Be extremely happy your puppy will pick up on it. Good boy, yay etc happy up voice. Pet him and let him know you are happy with what he did. Give him a treat or his favorite toy to play with. Eventually the mix of always having any pee spot inside cleaned with a good cleaner with enzymes, the smell of the enzymes outside and your excitement over going in the right place will click. Some dogs take longer than other for it to work out, mine was one of them so I understand your frustration.
So then what if he pee's in his crate again? And why is he crying like he's dying? Could he sleep with his crate open?
03-19-2014 11:14 AM
robk Some pups are just slow to house break.
03-19-2014 11:07 AM
Okin
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He's 3 1/2 moths old. And I do throw a party for him when he goes pee lol.
Be extremely happy your puppy will pick up on it. Good boy, yay etc happy up voice. Pet him and let him know you are happy with what he did. Give him a treat or his favorite toy to play with. Eventually the mix of always having any pee spot inside cleaned with a good cleaner with enzymes, the smell of the enzymes outside and your excitement over going in the right place will click. Some dogs take longer than other for it to work out, mine was one of them so I understand your frustration.
03-19-2014 11:03 AM
Germanshepherdlover2507
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How old is your pup? Some dogs are very stubborn and this takes a long time to train. It can make you insane but do your best not to get mad at the puppy. If it was me I would take him out as often as I can until he does pee outside and you see it then throw a party like he just won the lotto! I think it helps if you take them to the same area to pee every time. Make sure you get a cleaner with enzymes to remove the pee smell from the crate. I don't know for sure if it would help but if it is a plastic crate you could try dumping the pee from the crate outside where you expect him to go. Once a dog goes in a certain area they associate that with the place to pee if that smell is around. I had similar issues with my girl, if you have patience and are really positive when they go outside eventually it just clicks with them that this is the correct spot. Then it is just a matter of being vigilant with cleaning up any spots inside with a good cleaner. I also suggest if you see them start to pee inside take them right outside to the spot where you want them to pee. Also a key word for when you want them to go helps like potty or whatever.
He's 3 1/2 moths old. And I do throw a party for him when he goes pee lol.
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