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I have a bed for my 4 month old puppy. For some reason she eliminates on her bed, but then she will also sleep on it. I know this is not normal behavior, any thoughts? Also any ideas on how to break her of it? Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance!!
 

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Thank you for the idea of a UTI. It is entirely possible but I am not sure based on that she does not eliminate inside, she knows to go outside. However it is like she chooses to go on her bed outside rather than go to a nice patch of grass to eliminate...
 

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I second Jennifer's suggestion of having her checked out by the vet. This could be a UTI.

Another thought - has she been spayed already / recently? If so, this may have to do with that as well.
 

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Sardis,
where is your puppy's bed? I assumed automatically it was in her crate. If so, then take the bed away from the crate and make the crate smaller by using a divider so that she can only lay down comfortably and turn around, but not go to the other end of the crate to pee and/or poop.
From your second post it seems like the bed is outside?
Is this the case? If that is the case, I would always take her outside to potty on a leash. Take her to the same spot every time and tell her "go potty" or "hurry up" and when she eliminates, praise her!!
 

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How long has your pup been peeing on her bedding? This can be something that starts in a not so clean whelping box and then is carried forward to the new home.

The longer the problem goes on the harder it is to break. First go to the Vet and check for UTI as other have stated. Second take away the bedding in the crate. Third stop assuming that your pup knows to go outside, the reality of it is that she doesn't. Set up a schedule, pup goes out on leash every say hour to start.

Now if the problem is only in the crate, you might have to try some other things to break the cycle.
 

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Originally Posted By: HistorianI second Jennifer's suggestion of having her checked out by the vet. This could be a UTI.

Another thought - has she been spayed already / recently? If so, this may have to do with that as well.
Ditto what Jennifer and Historian said.
 
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