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Justaguy 01-13-2013 08:09 AM

Crate trained but still pees in house..
 
So I've had Jack since thanksgiving and immediately started him on housebreaking with the crate. We have a steady schedule and it works pretty good. Couple of times he had an accident in the crate but that was our fault because he did whine but besides that he is good. So all this time gone by and we figured lets test him out a bit to see if he's actually housebroken. Unfortunately that's not the case. He pee'd on the kitchen floor lol. Didn't catch him in act because I was talking with my neighbor who was over the house and Jack don't lift his leg and I know its my fault for not paying attention. I thought he was sitting down by my legs playing with his kong. My wife came to the conclusion that Jack sneaked into the bathroom and drank out of the toilet bowel because the seat was wet with water. One of my kids left the door open. But still after all this time of taking him outside to pee and praising him each time shouldn't he be housebroken by now? Obviously we are doing something wrong but what? We have him on a consistent schedule. Jack is 7 months. Any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

doggiedad 01-13-2013 08:34 AM

take him out a lot. may be he really had to go and gave you
a signal but you missed it because you were talking with
your neighbor. teach your dog not to go in the bathroom.

Justaguy 01-13-2013 08:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by doggiedad (Post 2725794)
take him out a lot. may be he really had to go and gave you
a signal but you missed it because you were talking with
your neighbor. teach your dog not to go in the bathroom.

He goes out a lot and I mean a lot. We are pretty steady with his schedule. When he wants to go out he usually whines and we know. Yesterday not a single whine and he was sitting by legs for 20 minutes. Then I just happened to look down at him and saw a nice puddle.

doggiedad 01-13-2013 08:45 AM

if he was sitting beside you and he peed i'm thinking
you missed his signal. he squatted to pee and you
and your neighbor missed it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Justaguy (Post 2725826)
He goes out a lot and I mean a lot. We are pretty steady with his schedule. When he wants to go out he usually whines and we know. Yesterday not a single whine and he was sitting by legs for 20 minutes. Then I just happened to look down at him and saw a nice puddle.


Justaguy 01-13-2013 08:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by doggiedad (Post 2725882)
if he was sitting beside you and he peed i'm thinking
you missed his signal. he squatted to pee and you
and your neighbor missed it.

Then it must of been a new signal. Usually he walks around in circles or like I said he whines. He was playing at my feet for the past 20 minutes and I looked down a few times within that time by habit. Whatever like you said I missed something I guess but regardless in two months of training I was under the impression that he should of been housebroken.

JeanKBBMMMAAN 01-13-2013 08:59 AM

It is possible he's having a little UTI type issue, kind of common in puppies (females usually more than males - but males get crystals/stones according to my vets).

Justaguy 01-13-2013 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by JeanKBBMMMAAN (Post 2725922)
It is possible he's having a little UTI type issue, kind of common in puppies (females usually more than males - but males get crystals/stones according to my vets).

Wouldn't that make him pee in his crate as well which he rarely does? I took him out at 12 last night and came down at 6 to take him out with no accident in his crate. Let him out and peed about 5 later after doing his morning laps lol. Im going to see how it goes today. If I suspect anything like you said Ill make him an appt at the vet.

JeanKBBMMMAAN 01-13-2013 09:11 AM

It would seem so but who knows!

I know some dogs will try to signal, but if two people are really into a conversation, we miss it. Or sometimes, it just comes out if they are relaxed and young. I've had two male foster puppies who peed themselves in their sleep.

doggiedad 01-13-2013 09:14 AM

he's gone in the kitchen, his crate and now beside you.
make sure it's not a medical issue. question your
house training method.

Justaguy 01-13-2013 09:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeanKBBMMMAAN (Post 2725978)
It would seem so but who knows!

I know some dogs will try to signal, but if two people are really into a conversation, we miss it. Or sometimes, it just comes out if they are relaxed and young. I've had two male foster puppies who peed themselves in their sleep.

Yeah I hear you. He still just a puppy and patience is key. Im just trying to figure out if Im doing something wrong with his training. Thanks


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