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Old 05-07-2008, 03:51 AM   #1
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Well, since my first post about house training, Lyra is learning well. She now cries at the back door when she needs a "number 2!" and hasn't had any of those types of accidents in the house, however, we still have to be careful of the pee's! In the afternoons/evenings when I am home, I take her outside roughly every half hour to an hour so she rarely pee's on the carpet now unless we don't catch her in time.

The problem I have is in her pen, her bed is one end and I put paper the other. Every morning and lunchtime she has pee'd on the paper and then tends to walk through it on to her bed so I'm forever washing it! Is this something she will grow out of as she gets older and has better bladder control, or has she learnt that it's OK to do this and will continue?

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No she will not grow out of it. As a matter of fact it has become a full-fledged habit and the longer you let it go on, the harder it will be to train her out of it. She is learning that it is ok to pee within a few feet of where she sleeps and I'm sure you don't want her doing that when she is grown.
If I were you I'd get rid of the paper, make the pen smaller (like with a barrier) and instead take her outside at the times when she is peeing.
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Old 05-07-2008, 08:33 AM   #3
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Hi Skunk Stripe,

Your idea is easier said than done. Ok, at night I can get up to let her out for a pee and then go back to bed, but while I'm at work in the mornings and afternoons, it will be impossible to let her out if she needs to go. Today when I went home at lunchtime, the paper was clean but this is the first time she hasn't needed to go. I don't want her to start pee-ing in her bed if she gets desperate while I'm not there.

I've read that dogs won't soil their bed, but I'm concerned if I take the paper out and give her less room, she will have to because she'll have no where else to go. This could start a really bad habit that is not acceptable.

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I don't know how big your dog is but mine is a 4 pound chi female. I bought a small litter box and put paper in it and she pees and poos there and never messes up she hops in and goes and that's it. Its so great.

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