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My min-pin is 6 months old. when we first got her she slept in the cage so she didn't hurt herself. She went to the bathroom in the cage all the time even when she was out of it. Once we decided to leave her out of the cage she started going on the on the floor. Now she usually pee's in the cage but she is terrified to poo in there. Even when i catch her about to start and bring her to the cage and congratulate her she stops and is terrified to do it. Then i let her out and she finds another place on the floor to start. I recently bought a plastic grate like in the cage to try to get her to go on that. Any other ideas?
 

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Is there a reason you want her to go to the bathroom in her crate? That is not what they are for and by letting her do it, you've taught her it's okay to soil indoors.
Why not just teach her to go to the bathroom outside?
 

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This is the desired behavior not something you want to change, her crate is her bed and she doesn't want to soil it. Now she is ready to be housetrained
 

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my dogs cage is not her bedroom any more. she has a doggy bed and i live in a condo that *ehhem* doesn't allow dogs. the cage is her bathroom she knows that for #1 but not for #2 she is never kept in her cage any more for about 3 months.
 

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my dogs cage is not her bedroom any more. she has a doggy bed and i live in a condo that *ehhem* doesn't allow dogs. the cage is her bathroom she knows that for #1 but not for #2 she is never kept in her cage any more for about 3 months.
I am sorry but your post really doesn't make sense. Are you saying your dog NEVER goes outside? And she's kept in her cage for up to three months???


I hope, for the dogs sake, that I have completely misunderstood your post.
 

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The way I read it, the dog doesn't go outside. The dog is trained to use the cage as a toilet or at least that's what the owner here wants. I'm confused myself as this is not what a dog's instinct tells them to do.
 

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Instead of teaching your dog to do something that is againsts it instint, why not train it to use a puppy pad?? That would be much easier for your dog to understand. Even if you no longer keep your dog in the crate, your dog still relates the crate to her bed/ den and to a dog that is the one place you should not soil.

Sometimes to understand why your dog is or isn't doing something, you have to try and think like a dog and there are some really good books that can help with that. I mean, some people may just know how to think like dogs :eek:, but I had to get the book.
 

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My min-pin is 6 months old. when we first got her she slept in the cage so she didn't hurt herself. She went to the bathroom in the cage all the time even when she was out of it. Once we decided to leave her out of the cage she started going on the on the floor. Now she usually pee's in the cage but she is terrified to poo in there. Even when i catch her about to start and bring her to the cage and congratulate her she stops and is terrified to do it. Then i let her out and she finds another place on the floor to start. I recently bought a plastic grate like in the cage to try to get her to go on that. Any other ideas?
My first thought is that dogs try to be CLEAN animals and they do not like to pee and poop where they sleep or have been sleeping.

my dogs cage is not her bedroom any more. she has a doggy bed and i live in a condo that *ehhem* doesn't allow dogs. the cage is her bathroom she knows that for #1 but not for #2 she is never kept in her cage any more for about 3 months.
Well, now you know why landlords and condos have NO DOGS rules... because of people who get dogs and the dog has to poop and pee in the house, on the carpets.

Of course, in this situation we have a dog that NEVER goes out because dogs are not allowed and it is likely someone will turn the owner in.

Why did the OP get a dog, knowing the rules????

I do try to maintain a neat, clean and orderly living space.. and this is something I just don't understand.. having a dog in a place where dogs are not allowed AND risking eviction AND having to teach the dog to poop and pee in the house..

If the dog owner gets caught the dog owner having to get rid of the dog and then the dog being PTS because housebreaking has become a NIGHTMARE and the dog is insane because it has never been socialized.

I only have two questions... WHY????????? and when it came to getting a dog, WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?????
 

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I agree with using puppy pads, not a crate.. but I have to gently agree with Elana55... living inside 100% of the time with no outdoor time and little contact or no with other dogs and people is a recipe for a dog with problems.

Is this a temporary situation before you move to a place that does allow dogs?
 

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My first thought is that dogs try to be CLEAN animals and they do not like to pee and poop where they sleep or have been sleeping.



Well, now you know why landlords and condos have NO DOGS rules... because of people who get dogs and the dog has to poop and pee in the house, on the carpets.

Of course, in this situation we have a dog that NEVER goes out because dogs are not allowed and it is likely someone will turn the owner in.

Why did the OP get a dog, knowing the rules????

I do try to maintain a neat, clean and orderly living space.. and this is something I just don't understand.. having a dog in a place where dogs are not allowed AND risking eviction AND having to teach the dog to poop and pee in the house..

If the dog owner gets caught the dog owner having to get rid of the dog and then the dog being PTS because housebreaking has become a NIGHTMARE and the dog is insane because it has never been socialized.

I only have two questions... WHY????????? and when it came to getting a dog, WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?????

I totally agree ... it doesn't make much sense.
 

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What are you going to do if a situation arises that you have to put your dog in her cage (transportation, restraint, ...) ? You should at least use puppy pads but the best would be to take your dog outside.

I beg you to buy a dog bag and to take your doggie outside to socialise and play in the grass.
 

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Well, now you know why landlords and condos have NO DOGS rules... because of people who get dogs and the dog has to poop and pee in the house, on the carpets.

Of course, in this situation we have a dog that NEVER goes out because dogs are not allowed and it is likely someone will turn the owner in.

Why did the OP get a dog, knowing the rules????

I do try to maintain a neat, clean and orderly living space.. and this is something I just don't understand.. having a dog in a place where dogs are not allowed AND risking eviction AND having to teach the dog to poop and pee in the house..

If the dog owner gets caught the dog owner having to get rid of the dog and then the dog being PTS because housebreaking has become a NIGHTMARE and the dog is insane because it has never been socialized.

I only have two questions... WHY????????? and when it came to getting a dog, WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?????
Totally agree. My hope is that the OP is moving in the next few weeks and this situation is temporary. Otherwise you have a dog who never goes outside, never sees another dog and is not properly socialized and will likely be saddled with all kinds of fears in another environment. Plus, the dog learns that eliminating inside is the place to eliminate causing tons of housebreaking issues like you mentioned.
 

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So this dog never gets to feel the grass under her feet and meet other dogs? That's a shame. Don't teach her to soil her den, you might need it later. Why not get a setup like this?
http://www.thepetloo.com/

Do you have a balcony?
 

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I did not post this to be judged for one!
My dog does get play dates with other dogs
2 When i can i take her to the field(which there are very few)
3 i live in a islamic country which doesnt alow dogs almost anywhere.
4 i have a big condo she has tones of space to run around when we cant get her out and about.
I didnt ask for judgment i asked for advice so all of you who are judging stop replying to my thread.
For those of you who did give me good advice thank you but i would like to inform in Malaysia where i live the pet stores are limited and supplies are very hard to get.
Recently i got a plastic grating and put some newspaper under it hoping that this wont scare her to poo.
 
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