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puppy dog problem

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by txsportsscribe, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    my 11-month-old pooch has started crapping in his cage at night after seeming to be trained for the last 5-6 months. i always thought dogs wouldn't do their business in the same place that they sleep but apparently he hasn't heard of this philosophy. i generally don't feed him past 6 p.m., 7 p.m. at the latest, and he goes outside about an hour after he eats and then again about 11 p.m.-ish before being put in his cage.

    any ideas?
  2. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Why do you keep him/her in the cage at night?
  3. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Couple of ideas ...

    * Try feeding him in smaller amounts, 2-3 times a day.
    * Is the kennel maybe a little bigger and gives too much room to find to poop? Block off some space so there's just enough room to lay down.
    * He might be telling you he doesn't want to be in the cage for as long each night. At 11 months, he might be OK to spend a night at the foot of your bed.
  4. KG

    KG Active Member

    This won't help you, but I thought I'd share it here.

    Since I've had her on a routine, my puppy doesn't potty in her cage at all anymore. Because of the hectic holiday weekend, her schedule has been very messed up. She ended up going to bed within an hour of eating, because I had to go to work. I'd taken her outside first, but apparently she needed to go later. When I got home, she'd pooped in her cage, but had the wit and knowledge to push the (then poopy) tray that lines the bottom of her cage out the little slot on the bottom that is made for its removal. I couldn't help but laugh.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Can she help train my niece?
  6. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    the cage is like his dog house. he'd normally go there on his own to chill or sleep and it's where he stays when i'm not here. he spends the day outside his cage when i'm here. and from past family experience, dogs seemed to like the comfort of having their "own place." i'd heard about the "too big a cage" theory but this one seems like a perfect fit for him. and i usually feed him twice a day - in the morning after he's been outside and again at about 5 p.m. the only thing i can think of is that since it's turned a little cooler, he doesn't get as much outside play time at the dog park or the lake.
  7. Chef

    Chef Active Member

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  8. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    Your dog is gay, and it's Obama's fault.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

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  10. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    my dog hates you
  11. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    That's what the dog said, too.

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  12. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

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