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    Angry Peeing in crate

    Augh! Remi was doing so well - until recently. He is 14 weeks old. He can hold it at least 6+ hours at night, and I know he can hold it for 4 hours during the day. He NEVER pees at night in his crate. I had to go on a 5 hour appointment, and he peed in his crate. I was mad at myself, because I didn't think he could hold it, but being so young, I knew the crate was the safest place for him until I returned. Regardless, he still didn't want to pee in his crate.

    Then another day when I had a 5 hour appointment, I thought perhaps I should have his bed on one side of the crate, and his pee pad on the other. That was a horrible idea. He peed all over his bed; he peed at least 3 times in 4 hours. Now I KNOW he can do better than that. He wasn't trying to hold it at all.

    So, we've added the divider back so he just has enough room to lay down/turn around. The issue? He is peeing in his crate all the time, even for short periods (less than 2 hours). I take him outside constantly and he is refusing to go. We'll be out there for 20 minutes. HELP! How can I get him back on track?>! We're going backwards here!!
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    Default Re: Peeing in crate

    Maybe limiting his water can help?

    Does Remi has full access to water all day? Does he drink a lot of water?

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    Bacon went through the same regression around that age, and we did just what you are doing. Limit the space in his crate to just what he needs to turn around and if he still continues to pee in it remove the bedding. It seems really mean but that is how we got him back on track. He is now at the point that during the day in his day setup he has access to the outside to go if he wants but he's too lazy to walk through the doggy door to pee while we are at work so he just holds it until we get home.

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    Might I suggest removing the bedding. I swear no matter how well we wash them I feel like there is some small iota of a smell left behind. Sorry your having a tough time. I really takes quite a while for them to be totally house broken. Raven just turned a year old last weekend and she will still have an accident or two a week in the house if no one is paying attention to her needs. The difference might also be that during the night he knows everyone is asleep and knows it's sleepy time.
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    Could he have a bladder infection? Peeing a lot is sometimes a sign of a bladder infection

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    Default Re: Peeing in crate

    I agree with others on removing the bedding! We had the same issue with Winston. So we tried to take the bedding out for a week and he did not pee in his crate once! We thought ok lets put the bedding back. As soon as we put the bedding back he peed on it!! I have to agree that no matter what you do I don't think the smell ever comes out. Once we took it out he didn't have any more accidents in there!! Good luck!!

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    We left his bedding out for a month or so and slowly reintroduced bedding to his crate, first a small towel, then larger, then a thin bed etc............

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    You guys might be on to this whole bedding thing. We use a towel, and then his bed on top of it. Sometimes we come back to find that he's peed on the bed, and gets down under it and lays on the towel! WILL DEFINITELY TRY THIS. Thanks everyone!

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    It is a phase they go through, but I never withhold water from any of mine, they will learn as they get older.
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    I took all of Ambers bedding out of her crate and that seemed to help. Everytime we put her bed (an absolutely beautiful bed) in her crate she would pee on it. Once the cat slept on the bed and she seen it; she chased the cat off the bed and destroyed the bed, I can only figure she was jealous and didn't like the smell of the cat on the bed. Anyway, when the bed disappeared it was easier to housebreak her. Good luck.

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    Of course this morning Remi poops on the floor. I WILL PREVAIL.. AHHHHH.

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