So. I was really hoping I would never have to ask a question about house breaking again...but here I am.
Maggie is now 5 months. She is....85% housebroken. ugh. The only time she has an accident, is when I don't reach the door in the time...and she sometimes "drizzles". That's my fault, and that's not really my issue...well, it is an issue, but i understand she will learn more bladder control as she gets older. Hopefully.
My issue is suddenly the crate. I think I gave Maggie too much space too soon. She was doing *so* good, not one accident, so I opened the entire crate to her. It's a crate for up to 70lb dog,um...36 by 60? not sure exactly, but pretty big. Today. I picked up her blanket from in there...and it REEKED of piss. Like, not just one time, but multiple times. Ugh!!!
So i sanitzed the crate with natures miracle and put the divider back up. How much space should I give her? I really want to nip this in the butt. So, should I do the puppy-method, and only give her enough room to lay down and turn around?
Thanks! any advice is appreciate.
She is a puppy and is not reliably housetrained. You need to restrict the size.
You just had her spayed recently right?
Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.
what is her schedule like? How often does she get outside?
If this was a sudden increase in the amount/frequency of urination, I would ask the vet to test for a UTI - esp. if she was recently spayed.
i'll keep an eye out for that