I recently bought a puppy and am having trouble with potty training her. She is crated at night but has pooped in her crate every night since we got her. She will poop on her bed and then lay in it. During the day we have her in a gated off area. She does her business on a pee-pad but at night goes on her bed, any suggestions???
She is 10 weeks old and we do not get up tp let her out. I guess I should get up at least once a night to let her do her thing. I read about so many people saying their dog will not go to the bathroom in their crate that I just assumed it was a natural instinct for them to hold it while in the crate. We let her out at 10:00 PM and then at about 6:00 AM.
Well it's not the first time I've heard it said, that people think a dog can 'hold it'. They can, when they're old enough.What breed do you have? Do you put food and water in the crate at night, or do you leave it out? Does she whine or cry in the night?
What breed and where did you get her from? Is she laying directly in the poop, or perhaps beside it? You said she is both peeing and pooping at night? Are you letting her outside and making sure she does her business before letting her out? And what size crate is she in? She should have just enough room to stand and turn around comfortably.
I personally would take the bed out. Does he/she mind being covered in poop... or do they cry right when she has laid in it?
My puppy is a puggle and was bought from a pet store. AS I said earlier, I let her out before I go to bed at about 10 PM. Usually she will pee and sometimes poop. Generally speaking she will do her big job after eating her supper which is usually around 6:00. Her crate is probably too big for her size but we have a divided that I might put in tonight to see if that helps. I am not sure if she lays directly on top of the poop or besides it but it does look laid on. I never put food or water in her crate. During the day she is in a play area and does great with a pee pad--I do put food and water in the play area. Any more suggestions?
Wrigley, put the crate beside your bed so you can hear her whine, if she does whine and cry to go out. Make sure that her crate is'nt too big, as you say, if it's big enough for a divider, that might be the problem- it's not a small enough space. I would still not expect her to hold it all night at this age, and would get up and let her out at least once.