One of my dogs is 1 1/2 years old and still messes in his crate. Do you have any advice for me?
We have two dogs. A female German Shepherd (2 years old) & a male English Bulldog (1 1/2 years old). I have taken them both to puppy training, at PetSmart, and we have tried to crate train them. They both did well in the training classes and the Shepherd is fairly well house broken. However, the Bulldog still urinates, and occasionally does the other, in his cage, especially when excited like when we arrive home. He also "drips" when he is with us out of his cage. I would like to explain, both of us work and are often away from home 10-12 hours and feel as though this may be a large portion of the problem. However, the Shepherd almost never messes up her cage and it appears that the Bulldog messes up his cage when he realizes we have arrived home.
I wish to buy your DVD and just want your opinion/advice. We love our dogs very much and wish for their lives to be better as well as ours.
P.S. We lost both of our other dogs in 2005 and that is one reason these mean so much to us.
I am working on a book on house training problems – I don’t have the title but it's going to be something like “If you think house training a dog is easy you're crazy."
Switch your dogs to an all-natural raw diet. They poop about 5 times less than feeding them crappy commercial kibble. This is not difficult, it's not that expensive and the dogs are 10 times healthier.
That’s a place to start – if this continues – then the dog needs more exercise in the morning and as soon as you get home. Obviously no water during the day and not a lot in the morning. 10 to 12 hours in a crate is a long time. You may have to find another way.
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