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My four month old beaglethat Ive had for 7wks now, seemed to be doing very well, all of a sudden started peeing in her crate and in the house. I am very consistant with taking her outside regually, I had to take her blackets out of her crate a few weeks ago because i noticed that she would hide it under them. That helped but now she started peeing in her crate, no the crate is not too big, and no UTI, she just had a vet visit. I feel obligated to leave her in her crate more than out of it, so she can lean to hold it and won't pee every where... I would love to be able to trust her to have her out more often, but I can't. Any advice would be great.
 

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Remember that she HAS to be in your crate every time you can't keep an eye on her. She shouldn't ever be peeing in the house unnoticed. If you can't watch her, crate her. If not, just keep doing what you're doing. Take her out on a schedule, praise and treat her for peeing outside. Methinks you are witnessing the beginnings of adolescence.
 

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Hrosemaryninja has some great advice but I am curious.
How many hours is she in the crate and how often do you take her out of the crate to go outside? I know you said regularly, just wondered how often that was.
 

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If this is a change in behavior and you are taking her out every couple hours at least. I'd have your vet check her for medical problems such as a UTI.

Also, make sure you clean up any accidents using an enzyme cleaner such as Nature's Miracle.
 

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I'd have your vet check her for medical problems such as a UTI.
Did you read the post? ETA: If the vet didn't check for it they won't know but since she specifically says No UTI in the post, let's go with that.

OP: How long is she in the crate when she has the accidents? Are you sure the crate isn't too big? Did you clean it with an enzyme cleaner? I would try putting the crate in a tiled room and leaving it open with a potty pad on the other side of the room (bathroom works well) so she will learn not to potty in her crate. I don't usually like potty pads but if your dog is peeing in the crate we need to stop that quick.
 

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Did you read the post? ETA: If the vet didn't check for it they won't know but since she specifically says No UTI in the post, let's go with that.

OP: How long is she in the crate when she has the accidents? Are you sure the crate isn't too big? Did you clean it with an enzyme cleaner? I would try putting the crate in a tiled room and leaving it open with a potty pad on the other side of the room (bathroom works well) so she will learn not to potty in her crate. I don't usually like potty pads but if your dog is peeing in the crate we need to stop that quick.
There's no need to be rude. Yes, I read the post but I missed that sentence. I apologize for the oversight.:eek:
 

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There's no need to be rude. Yes, I read the post but I missed that sentence. I apologize for the oversight.:eek:
How is asking a question rude?
 

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"Did you read the post? ETA: If the vet didn't check for it they won't know but since she specifically says No UTI in the post, let's go with that."

That smacks of sarcasm and sarcasm is rude in my opinion and un-necessary.
 

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Sarcasm is a verbal tone. You're reading the sarcasm. In fact, the way that sarcasm actually works, it MUST be verbal to have an effect. Not written. Stop trying to pick a fight with me because I pointed out a mistake. Everyone makes them, I know I do.
 

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*getting back on subject*

Start back with potty training like she was a puppy, no unsupervised time, outside to go to the bathroom about every hour or two, if she doesn't go every hour or two, every 3, etc..until you get an elimination schedule worked out.
 

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Also make sure you are cleaning up not only the pee/poop, but also the smell. I use a product that works really well, though I know there are others that folks like, too: It's called "Out!" and I got it at my local big-box store. If the dog can smell where they've been before, they are more likely to go there again.
 
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