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My puppy wont quit peeing in his cage?

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Question by Cpt.TaylorBeth: My puppy wont quit peeing in his cage?
He is 9 weeks old and Ive had him for 2 weeks.
He is EXTREMELY smart so I dont understand why he doesnt respect his own den?
He will litterally pee and then lay down in it.

I take him out as soon as I wake up (earlier if he wakes up before me and whines)
I take him out 15 minutes after any playing or “training” we do.
I take him out about 20/30 minutes after eating and drinking.
And otherwise every 1 and a half or so.

EVERYTIME I take him out we walk around the neighborhood, its a good walk.
He usually goes pee about 2 times and poop.

I give him a treat upon entering his crate and praise him, and he has a few chew toys/bones for boredom.

When I can watch him attentively he gets to come out of his crate.

Ive done alot of research as to why a dog would be doing this and Ive done everything they say to do and not do. I dont rub his face in it bc it does nothing but embarrass them. I make his crate a happy place to be with the treats and the toys. I dont keep him all cooped up. I take him out probably more than enough, i praise him with a small treat and “good boy” when he “goes potty”. I use a spray thats supposed to take away the smell.

I just feel hopeless. Its SOO gross. And I feel like he will never learn. Im a mother of a toddeler so crate training is the ideal potty training method for me.
*idk if this matters but he is a husky/german shepard mix. From what ive read theyre supposed to care alot about their dens.
His crate is the right deminsions and he does NOT get water or food in his crate (except treats)
Thank yall. I will deffinatly ask my vet when i take him in for shots, and just keep in mind he’s a baby. NEW QUESTION:How long did it take yall to train your puppies? I know everyones is different but Im just curious?

Best answer:

Answer by The Other Joshâ„¢
You said that he is very smart. Maybe he’s smart enough to realize that every time he pees in his cage, he gets to come out of it.

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“potty trained” child peeing on the carpet?

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Question by Jen: “potty trained” child peeing on the carpet?
I’m at my wits end.
My 7 year old has been potty trained since she was 3 and a half to 4ish (Late for some kids, but I let her quit diapers when she preferred the potty.) Off and on since before she started kindergarten I would find little wet spots on the carpet on occasion and I wrote it off as spilled water, but it’s become clear (since I caught her in the act) that when she doesn’t feel like walking to the toilet, she simply squats, pulls down her pants, pees on the floor, and goes about her day. She doesn’t bother cleaning it up, and sometimes she puts large toys or chairs over the spots recently so I don’t find out right away and she doesn’t get in trouble.

She shares a bedroom with her 4 year old sister who is grossed out by it and tells me when she sees her do it or finds a wet spot.
I can find no psychological or physical reason why she does this.
I’m a stay at home mom and she gets plenty of attention from me and her dad, with her sister and alone. She’s not abused or mistreated by anyone. Both her parents live in the same house and love each other and her, so it’s not like she’s acting out from stress, insecurity or worry. She has a bathroom that is “the kid bathroom” alone adjacent to her bedroom that is perfectly clean, well stocked, and everything works.
She does not wet the bed, suffer from nightmares or sleepwalking. She has no problem holding her bladder while she’s at a friend’s house, at the store, in the car, or through the night.
There is no connection with the frequency of her behavior with the school year, vacation, moving, family problems, or family changes, other than it happens less when she’s in school because she’s simply not at home during the day, or more at times of day when I’m too busy to watch her constantly. (She does it when she thinks she won’t get caught.)

It appears to be a simple matter of opportunity and laziness and I have no clue how to handle it any more.

I’ve tried punishing her, talking to her, making her clean up the carpet, grounding her, telling her it will make her very sick, telling her I will talk to her teacher (worked for about 3 weeks until school ended) taking away TV/books/toy boxes that keep her distracted in her room for long periods, and finally today when I found her most recent spot I dug out a year old (clean) diaper from before her sister was potty trained, and put it on her without ceremony, and informed her I’d be buying her more if this continues any longer.

We are not permissive or heavy handed parents. We usually favor standing on the wall and save spankings for serious or dangerous behavior and after the fact of the punishment explain why the behavior is bad in a way a child can understand.

The pediatrician can’t find any medical reason for this and thinks she is otherwise a normal well adjusted first grader. Her teachers think she does great in school and is a normal well adjusted first grader.

I’m now 7 months pregnant and I can no longer be bent down on the floor scrubbing the carpet with laundry detergent and bleach every day, and I certainly can’t be doing it when the new baby arrives, plus I think it’s outrageous to have a second grader wetting the floor like a poorly trained puppy, a 4 year old who’s been potty trained for two years, and a baby in diapers.

Please God, I can’t be the only mother on the planet that has ever gone through this?
The only other story I’ve ever heard of this that was similar was of a 16 year old who peed on his floor because he didn’t want to get out of bed and blamed it on the cat. O_o

Best answer:

Answer by Snowbarbie
I wouldn’t punish her for this, other than having her clean it up.

But what I would do is this – get books from the library and talk about Urine and the kidneys, the whole bladder and getting waste products out of our bodies. She likely thinks that it is just water, but it isn’t, it will smell if it is left on the carpet, and bacteria can breed in there.

Teach her why it is wrong to do this and how it is unhygienic for your whole family.

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