I just got a australian cattle dog/Red heeler she is 5 months old.....The people who had her kept her ina a kennel all the time and now when i put her in their just for like 30 minutes she automatically does her business....I am not sure if is that she has been kept in one for so long that she thinks that what it is for i was just wondering if anyone knew how to help her get over it.....
Why would you want to? I'd think that would make cleaning up after her much easier than having to look all over the yard for piles. At least she isn't doing it in the house and on freezing cold days, knowing she'll go right away would be a blessing.
She digs holes to get out of the yard...So i was trying to find a way to get her use to the kennel being a good thing to her instead of a bad....Just when i leave the house or when i need to go to work for a few hours...I was also trying so when we go out of town to a friends/familys house she doesnt have to be chained outside...
That was my first post everytime i put her int he crate she does her business even though she also does it outside...But the people who had her before crated her for 9 hours a day i dont leave for very long but i think she thinks the crate is for using the bathroom cause she was in it for so long before so if i put it in the house she makes a mess i was trying to find out how to make her use the crate what it is for and make her like it..
Have you tried leaving the on inside open with toys inside. Maybe if she can go in and out and lay down with the door open and toys inside she will think it is more of a postive thing. I know once they start going to the bathroom in the kennel it may be harder to break th habit. Try putting her in for very short periods of time right after she goes outside to go to the bathroom. Onnce she goes outside, bring her in, put in crate, say positive things and lock the door. Leaver her for no longer than 5 minutes, if she doesn't go to the bathroom reward with a treat. Try repeating these steps over several days. It may take a while to train her again. The big thing is to incorporate positive feelings towards the crate...Good luck
The only way you can do that is to start all over with the crate training, but you have to be at home to do it.Spray a repellant in the crate, not too much of course, and scrub it really clean so there are no remaining odours of urine and feces. Then you have to be super aware of her toilet habits. She will go as soon as she gets up from a sleep, take her outside quickly. Meanwhile, have a toy or two in her crate, one with peanut butter in it, like a kong. Also put a small dish of food in there, because most dogs won't do their business in their eating area. Have the door open so she can go into it, but don't shut the door. Slowly but surely start shutting her in there for 10 minuts, 15 etc. Make sure this kennel isn't too big. That could be another problem, and reason why she is messing in it. Good luck.
I agree with Pen2. My dog was supposedly crate trained when I got him. Yeah.... not so much. I think he'd spent so much time in a cage he didn't want anything to do with it. I babygate him in the kitchen when I work with bones and interactive toys with food. He no longer barks all day telling the world how unhappy he is. He went after my mom's dog and bit him so I started crate training after several months of not using it. I put cut up hot dog in a toy and told him to go in his kennel to play with it. I didn't even close the door but everytime he came out I'd send him back in. That was the only time he got hotdog. Now he likes going in the kennel. I still don't leave him in there when I leave the apartment, only when I'm home. I've also started feeding him in there. No issues.