My 8 week old golden retriever has no problem peeing in her crate! She will not poop in it, so that is relief :) BUT, I thought they did not like to go to the bathroom near where they sleep? She has no problem sleeping in it either.
I know she is just a baby still, but I am really concerned :(
I take her out regularly, and she only does it while I am at work (I come home at lunch to let her out); and sometimes at night--even though I set the alarm to let her out at regulat intervals.
If she was not doing it at night sometimes, I would have assumed it was due to excitement of hearing us arrive home, b/c she barks like crazy when we open the garage door!
When we trained our Pug, he was very stubborn and did the same thing. He had no problem peeing in the crate. He would use even the tiniest bit of extra space to pee in, and sleep on the other side of the crate. What we had to do was make the crate very very small, so if he did pee in it, he had no where else to go. He was a tiny puppy, so we used a shoebox to block off half of his crate.
I am having the same exact problem with my 10 week old puggle. i even made the crate smaller and he's still doing it. he doesn't even seem to mind that he's lying in his own pee. i understand that he's a puppy and can't control his bladder yet but i don't know what else to do. will he grow out of this?? or am i going to be stuck with a dog who pees anywhere? he goes outside when i take him and seems to understand that he needs to do his business there but i don't know? also, he isn't pooping in his crate either....just peeing. he will wake me up to make sure he gets outside to poop.
What was the environment of your breeder. I once had a pup and I got it from a bad breeder and it did the same because if they are not cared for and kept clean they can get used to being in the potty. I would keep your puppy in a crate that is not too big. He should be able to stand, lay, and turn around. Just be patient. My pup would even poop and lay in it. It was awful. I later heard the breeder I got it from was a puppy mill so who knows what the pup went through before I got it. Be patient because goldens are smart and you can teach it .
Like I mentioned earlier, we used a very small crate, but it still took a while for our dog to stop peeing in the crate and in the house. We asked our vet, and he told us that since the dog is sooooo stubborn, to "make it the scariest thing in the world" for him to pee in the house or in the crate. I didn't like the sound of that, but my boyfriend was growing very tired of it, so one day he YELLED at the dog, picked him up and put him outside. Then he slammed the door! I just saw my little guy so sad outside.... I think this happened twice, but Buster hasn't peed in the crate or the house ever since.
I know it sounds really bad to scare a dog like that, but he was very very very stubborn, and it happened to work. He isn't scared of my boyfriend or anything like that, so it's all good now.
you need to have a crate that is just a little bigger than the puppy is and you need to have some food ( not much) in it to. They will not go in that. When they get use to holding for about 4 hours, then give him a "P" break. Put him back in and increase 2 more hours about every 2 weeks until he can go all day. He really want mind the smaller crate for a while. They really like being in closer areas. If he complanes it will be because he wants you and your company. After he is trained you can go back to the larger crate.
Ane other thing. Try not to go straight to the crate when you come home. That will make him start barking more when you leave and when you get home. The only time I go right to the crate is when I am late getting home and I know they are about to bust.
Having something to eat in the crate helps a lot. Don't put a lot of water in it if any.
I always feel bad when I see people with a new baby puppy and they try to crate train by making the crate smaller till it can't move. Too many people do not understand how to train or how long a dog is a "baby". Please try the reverse--get an x-pen and put the crate in one corner with the bed and papers or potty pads in the other corner--so the pup can go when he HAS to without going on his bed. In my opinion, more pups are hard to housetrain simply because they are forced to relieve themselves in tiny crates and lay on it. New pups can't tell you their bladders are near bursting--and humans need more compassion and patience.