I have a 11 week old lab pup, since i have brought her home at 8 weeks she continually poops in her cage, I have tried everything Don't feed her late at night, I keep her on a feeding schedule and walk her outside repeatedly before I crate her I even set my alarm for 230 am just to try and avoid these accidents. However she refuses to go to the bathroom outside at night and when i get up in the morning theres the surprise. can anybody help with this....
You have to time it right its no good taking your puppy outside if its not doing its business he must learn what is expected of him when you take him outdoors if he doesn't do anything after 1-2 min take him back in doors when he eventually does go, praise him well my puppy was the same i used paper to house train him but he still use to poo in his crate now and again plus dont give him to much room to maneuver in his crate my dog eventually realised outdoors was his toilet and so will yours goodluck anyway Paddy
Is your crate the right size? It should only be big enough for your puppy to stand and lay down. Anything bigger just asks for trouble.
It is going to take a lot of time and patience now because your puppy has learned it is OK to eliminate in there.
Just keep on doing what you are with no water at least an hour before bedtime, and feed dinner around 6:00 pm. Do your best to have her poo before you put her in the crate at night. It can be easier to walk her on the leash to make her concentrate on what she needs to do.
Hopefully this helps out.
Animals, what animals? My children just have alot of hair!
Depending on where the pup came from his den instinct could be bad, too. If a pup is raised in a byb or terrible conditions they tend to lose it. I'm not saying that's what happened to your pup, just a suggestion.
Yeah Halo's right... LOl I used to breed Dalmatians and my husband made a kinda of crate thingy that fit over the bathtub so when the pups did their business, it would drop into the tub and all that was reqiured was to wash it down the drain, and then a scrub with bleach...it worked wonderfully, but I got calls from more than one pup owner who asked me why their pup kept pooping in the bath tub? LOl pups will poop where they've been taught to, whether we meant to do that or not! I don't use newspaper in my whelping/weaning box, I use pine shavings, so I advise my clients to put pine shavings in the location where they want the pup to potty, and 90% of the pups housebreak with this method.