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Hi.  We have never had any problems with our Annie having accidents in the house.  She is almost a year old and we have had her about 2 months.  She sleeps with son every night and does not leave his bed until he gets up.  We kennel her during the day and anytime we are not at home.  (Still working on letting her out, but after the mess she made in the den, not anytime soon!)  

This week-end we had to go out of town and left her with Petsmart.  (We normally leave at Vet, but we wanted to try some place new, that would play with her during the day)  This afternoon when I returned from work, around 2:30, I noticed a smell when I walked in the door.  I thought it was just normal Boxer smell, but when I went to her kennel, I noticed that her bed was wet in one small place.  I smelled it, but it didn't really smell like urine, but the bed smelled so much like Boxer, that I really couldn't tell.  

I am not angry that she peed in the kennel, because it's not a big deal.  I just want to make sure it won't happen everyday.  I thought she would not pee where she sleeps?  But of course, I know nothing about dogs and just wanted some reassurance!

Thanks for any advice you can give me,
Michelle
 

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Lucy was doing that same thing - it turned out that her crate was too big. We switched to a smaller crate and she hasn't done it since. Of course, it was a regular thing at my house until we switched the crate size, yours sounds more like an isolated incident. Maybe she has a UTI?
 

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The other thing is if she had water before you left her and if she went to the bathroom before she was left.  To me a doggy smell bed is different from urine.  I guess I am saying usually if it is urine it smells of it without mistake.  It may be that she drooled or even spit up and it was not urine.  I would say if it happens again that maybe she should be checked into a little further but this sounds like a one time thing so far......and if so then I would just give it a little more time and see how things go...
 

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Thanks for all of your help.  My husband thinks it was just droll.  We washed the bed and cleaned the kennel.  Today when I returned from work, all was fine.  Except for the thunderstorm and my standing in the rain trying to get a dog to go potty.  I know my neighbors think I am insane.

I love this board!

Michelle
 

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There have been a few mornings I have made the bed and I would have sworn one of mine had peed, but upon closer inspection, yup just a big puddle of drool :lol: That is a downfall of letting them sleep on the bed I realize, but I like having them there, most of the time :)
 

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Hoosier had "lick spots" in the kennel that I though were pee for a while. It took me to see him have one of his lick fits to notice what it was. He would like himself and the pillow indirectly. Smelled like breath.
 
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