Ok my crate training is much improved but I'm having housebreaking issues. My pup seems like she just dosnt get it. She seems to not associate urination inside as bad and dosnt hold it or show signs of needing out.
I take her out every hour or two and she always urinates while outside(which i reward and praise) but she does it many frequent times in just couple min. Then when she is inside she will often just squat with little to no warning. when she does it I fuss at her and take her straight out but she just dosnt seem to figure out that she needs to go outside.
I've never had a dog take so many little squats when outside, its like she is marking or has some cystitis, often she squats but nothing more than a drop comes out b/c she has just gone. Anyone else had a dog that did this and have any tips.
She may have a UTI.
My female pup had one and I took her to the vet when I noticed she was squatting frequently and only a few drops coming out. Just needed a round of antibiotics.
She also gives NO warning when she is about to urinate. She goes from about mach 5 to putting on the breaks and urinating. She doesn't sniff at all.
She is about 11wks old and is only in crate at night when I go to bed or when i run to town for something. It could be a UTI but my father is a vet and he dosnt seem to think it is although we didnt culture her.
I know what you mean by mach 5 to urination. However Keely is always sniffing (nature of a bird dog ) so its no tell tale of needing to go out. And I limit her to only the room Im in at that moment so I can watch her. Guess I'll just keep trying mabey she'll figure it out.
Watch for the signs that she has to go. Whining, circling, sniffing, or sometimes it could be a subtle look. Take her out after sleeping, playing,eating, drinking or napping. When she goes outside praise and treat her. When you catch her having an accident in the house say 'hey or no" loudly and quickly take her outside. When I was housetraining my puppies I would also say the word outside every time they had to go. Be patient she will eventually learn to go outside. Good Luck!
I know what you mean by mach 5 to urination. However Keely is always sniffing (nature of a bird dog " /> ) so its no tell tale of needing to go out. And I limit her to only the room Im in at that moment so I can watch her. Guess I'll just keep trying mabey she'll figure it out.
Ahh, that makes sense then if your father/Vet didn't think it was a UTI.
I only thought it might be because Twiggy had hers when she was spending A LOT of time in her crate after she had broken her leg. She was crated for 6 weeks with time out to use the restroom and whatnot. It still really set us back in housetraining since she spent most of her time in there.
Thanks ellegirl im doing all those things but she still isnt catching on but it might be just too soon still for her. It dosnt help we were thrown off our routine all last week b/c of hurricane gustav. I'll keep doing what im doing and hopefully she'll catch on eventually. She is a smart dog, Picks up other things fast, just slow on the peepee training.
You are doing all the right things. Some dogs are slower than others in getting control over their bladders. At 11 weeks she is still very young. Many believe they do not get good control until about 12 weeks. I have three GSPs and they were all different. My 14 week old just got pretty good control over his bladder within the last week. My other 2 had it figured out by 10 weeks, but still had accidents. Don't make a bigger deal out of this than you need to. Just be patient and consistent and your pup will get it.
By the way my newest, Ringo, would do the same thing you girl does. He would go out and pee and then come right in and get busy and they next thing was he would squat and pee again (sometimes only a few drops).
Good luck and let us know how it goes.z
I'm having the same issues as the original poster. Sadie is about 16 weeks old now. She has her crate and a play pen in the house that we use often. She squats without warning, and many times!
She'll whine to let us know she needs to go when she's in her crate, and that has been working. (Except for one or two accidents in the crate.)
As far as the play pen, she will whine, but it's hard to tell the difference between her wanting to be with us and having to go outside. (She is a real velcro dog...and we are trying to get her to play alone for short periods.)
She's peed in her playpen a few times, and when I do try to let her out in the house, she randomly pees. She doesn't seem to be able to tell us/whine when she's loose in the house that she needs to go out. We are planning to roll up all of our area rugs and try to let her be loose more. Is this the way to do it, or is it better to keep her confined more? We're thinking if she can't have accidents, she won't learn. Yes?
The problem with letting them loose in the house when they are having accidents still is they get sooooo busy they forget to tell us they need to go out, thus they squat where they are at that time. What I do is one of two things, I either shut the dog in the room with me or keep them on a leash with me. In both ways I can still see my pup and react to their need to go out. You don't want to let her get in the habit of accidents if you can help it as it will be harder for you to break. Also, try to anticipate her needs a little better. I know that is hard sometimes, but after she has been playing for a while, when she gets up, after she eats, if she hasn't been out in about the last hour, etc. Just stick with it and she will learn.