why do 11 week old puppy pee and poop in crate.
We have a 11 week old pit bull terrier and we tried to give her enough play before bed but she is still peeing and pooping in crate. She had worms and we gave her her last dewormer meds yesterday. but we can't stop her from going to the bathroom in her crate.
PLEASE WE NEED HELP
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An 11 week old puppy doesn't yet have the bladder control to hold itself all night long.
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Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011) answered on 6/11/09. Helpful? / 0
I agree you are expecting too much.
11wk. is baby dog.
So out during the day every hour and if you have to set your alarm for 1 am and take the dog outside.
Take your crate and soak it with nature's miracle in the petstore it is white and red bottle. It is not really cheap but works.
The wormer could be doing this also. I hope the wormer is from the vet, you may be over medicating the dog.
Dieta answered on 6/11/09. Helpful? / 0
Why is she peeing and pooping in the crate? Because she's a baby. That's what babies do. They can't hold it long and so out it goes. Kind of makes sense to me. Our human babies do the same thing, but they wear diapers.
You'll need to get up in the middle of the night and be a mom/dad. That's the life of having puppies.
I agree with the above posts, she is just too young. What we did when we brought our puppies home was keep them in the spare bathroom with a puppy pad at night. That way we didn't have to get up, and they would learn to use an area other than their bed for potty. They would stay in their crates during the day and were let out frequently. It seemed to work for us and they never had an accident in their bed.
Also, not letting your puppy eat too late (at least 3 hours before bed), and taking her water away at night will help, but not completely solve the problem at this age. Sasha was sleeping through the night really well until a few weeks ago she started waking us up to go out. Well come to find out she was up in the middle of the night drinking. So we took her water away at night and she has no problem sleeping all night (keep in mind she's now 5mos old).
Also, playing before bed actually STIMULATES bowel movements and urination. Thats why puppies generally pee or poo soon after waking up and moving around. At 11 weeks its perfectly normal for her to mess in her crate as most puppies her age cant hold it that long. You may want to try feeding her dinner earlier in the day so she has time to digest and poop before bedtime. Inevitably even with the best advice there will be accidents for the next month or two so dont fret!
You can also take turns waking up during the night to take her out to potty. Also, remember that dogs have a 3-4 second memory. When you see she has messed her crate in the morning and you gasp.. she doesnt know why you are upset.
Also, make sure you are taking her out for a POTTY break, not a PLAY break right before bed. Playing will just make her thirsty and drink more water before bed!
Stormy answered on 6/11/09. Helpful? / 0