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puppy poops in crate

HELP how do i get my 16 weeks min pin to quit pooping in her crate, do i need to get a smaller crate it is a medium sized crate fits her food water and 2 beds in it.

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Asked by ladysummeraire at 12:51 AM on Dec. 16, 2010 in Pets

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  • Yes, much smaller, like a small travel carrier for a few weeks. And take her out every 1-2 hours. And limit her water. No water after 5 pm.

    Answer by spottedpony at 12:53 AM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • no don't this what you need to do next time he does pick up put it out side and let him smell it he needs to know that where he does it
    when he does praise him good boy give him a treat but you must clean the crate out with bleach so he won't smell his shit in the crate

    Answer by dutchcanadain at 1:26 AM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • I take up my puppies food 20 min. before I put her out for the night.
    NO NO to the water and food. your only making it worst for both of you. If you don't give in to your kids? It's a dog. nothing wrong with a swift in the nose (rolled paper ..... not a magazine)

    Answer by MamasTooOld at 1:38 AM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Smaller crate, definitely. If your puppy has enough room to poo in one corner and move away from it, she will. Crates should be big enough to stand, turn around and sleep comfortably.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 1:39 AM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • If the dog is going in the crate it is to big. The crate should only be big enough that she can stand,turn around and lay down. If she still goes in the crate getting a crate that she can't thats smaller then that will help teach her she can't go in the crate. If that is what needs to happen using that crate for a few weeks should be all that is needed and then using the crate that is the correct size for her.

    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 6:39 AM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • I'm more a cat person but I would not keep food in the crate but water should probably always be available. Feed the puppy outside the crate and then take her outside after they eat-and have them eat at set times. Usually they need to go after eating. With a puppy they probably need to go more often just like little kids so make several trips outsde every day and praise her when she goes outside.

    Answer by confused969 at 10:02 AM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Smaller crate, no food/water in the crate, and put the puppy on a feeding/potty schedule. Since she is a small breed and small breeds are prone to hypoglycemia, I would feed her three times/day. Take her outside first thing in the morning then bring her back in and feed her. Take her outside about 10-15 minutes after each meal, each play session, after naps, and last thing before you put her in the crate for the night. So, most likely, you will be tahing her out about once every hour to hour and a half durning the day and mayne once or twice during the night. Don't forget to praise her when she does right and please don't punish her after the fact. Most of the time it is the human's fault for not noticing the signs when the pup needs to "go".

    Answer by CollinBayleeMom at 10:56 AM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • i would get a smaller crate and i would manage her water and food intake as well as take her out every hour or as much as you can to teach te dog that it has to go out to use the bathroom!

    Answer by Nicole19121 at 10:09 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

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