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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-08-2010, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Peeing in Cage! HELP

Recently our 5 month old Vizsla Has started peeing in his cage! we have crate trained him from day one and he was always really good about it- with the occasional accident. But now he almost pees in it every time we put him in there! We can not find any advice on this. We took him to the vet and his urine sample came back fine- no UTI. If anyone has heard of this before please let me known if there is something we can do? thanks so much
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-09-2010, 05:25 AM
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Re: Peeing in Cage! HELP

One of my females did that too. Her UTI test also came back negative. The live culture test came back somewhat positive. We had her on Clavamox for almost 4 weeks until the live cultures were clear. She hasn't wee'd in her kennel in a long time now.
She also had a case of Giardia(sp.) that needed to be cleared up.

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Re: Peeing in Cage! HELP

thank you for the response- we are just waiting for the culture to come back- so maybe this is the case with Jackson as well. All i know is that i feel like we are regressing BIG time with potty training! Thanks again!
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Re: Peeing in Cage! HELP

my 8 month old male just recently stopped peeing in his crate.
He was better if we did not have anything in his crate like bed or blankets.
he was also tested and treated even though he did not have a infection,
they say dog do not like to sleep where the go but he seemed ok with it.
he was also the hardest dog i ever had to house train
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Re: Peeing in Cage! HELP

my 5 month old female is housetrained and crate-trained. she sleeps soundly in the crate, from 10 pm until sometimes 8:30 in the morning and has NEVER had an accident in there overnight.

during the day is another story. she eagerly runs to the crate when i get the peanut butter out of the cupboard, i leave her at home alone in there for 2-3 hours, twice a day, and i usually come home to a wet spot on the towel (i've learned not to leave blankets/cushions in there...towels are easier to wash). sometimes she pees when i leave her for 1 hour, sometimes the towel is dry after 3. because it seems to have little to do with the duration of time that i'm leaving her, i've just been assuming that it depends on her mood. i haven't really given it much thought because she's always had a bit of a temper in the crate i'm thinking she pees because she still gets herself worked up in there half the time she's home alone. washing a load of towels is no biggie so i'm just waiting and hoping that she eventually grows out of it.

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Wait for the live culture (if you did one). There are several instances of rapid tests and slides showing negative, and a positive on live cultures. If that comes back negative as well then perhaps you want to start with crate training from square one and make it a happy place again. Could just be that your timing with her water intake and ability to hold it is just not aligned with your daily schedule, resulting in a urine incident while you're away.
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Re: Peeing in Cage! HELP

Thought I'd reopen this old post. Having major crate issues with Tanner lately. It seems almost every time I put him in he has been peeing. It's so aggravating. He is now 6 months old (25 weeks to be exact). I've tried taking out his bed, leaving it in, monitoring his water, getting him super tired out before he goes in. Nothing is working.

Is it just possible I have a dog who is more difficult to train himself that he can "hold it"? Being off of work for awhile I've been really working with him on it, but my boyfriend and I went to meet some friends this evening, we were gone for less than 3 hours and came home to a soaking wet bed. We were gone during what is his usual sleep time, and he can hold it through the night.

I feel like I've tried everything but if anyone has had similar experience with their (older) puppy I'd be interested in what you have to add. I should add that this has been going on or the past couple of weeks now. I'd like to be a little more lenient with him but at 6 moths I don't feel like I'm expecting too much.
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It could be that he has too much room to move around in the crate. He should have *just* enough room to turn around. It looks uncomfortable, but if there is extra space they will pee because they can avoid laying in it.

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post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-30-2011, 08:48 AM
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I didn't grasp from your post whether this is perhaps a new issue. Was he doing well for awhile and now has "broken bad"? If so, you may want to make sure there are no medical issues. He should be able to hold it 5-6 hours by now without issue in a full crate. But some learn at different rates so just make he has enough room to stand up, turn around and lay down. I wouldn't put any beds in there bec unless yOu can put the whole thing in the washing machine, it still smells like pee to him and he'll most likely continue to pee on it. They don't get padding in a crate until they earn it, IMO. stick to something that can easily be laundered or replaced like a chunk of fleece.

Also, have you had him from the beginning? I do have one friend who's dog could never get used to the crate without peeing from being upset but she was a rescue. So they use a small room instead where the dog (not a V) is fine.
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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-30-2011, 09:16 AM
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Re: Peeing in Cage! HELP

Threefsh - it is just about enough room for him. Maybe a couple extra inches (2-4)... Do you think blocking this off will make a difference? If yes, I'm all for trying it.

SteelCityDozer - this has been an off and on issue since we got him at 10 weeks from a breeder, not a rescue. Some times he's OK but most of the time he's not. Mostly we leave him in without his bed but then I would start to wonder if he would settle down and sleep if he was more comfortable so on occasion I would give him his bed (easily washable). And can't give him towels or blankets during daytime because he shreds them

I should mention he still hates his crate, which doesn't really help the situation.
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