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So hailee is just about 9 months now and shes doing pretty well but I do have a few issues that would be awesome if anyone could help.

1. This is probably one of my biggest issues.. she pees on blankets/beds no matter where they are (couch, my bed, her bed, floor, ect.) and i cant figure out why?? (if she pees on our bed again i think my DH is gonna flip)  :aua:

2. At almost 9 months she still has accidents in the house( other than the blanket/bed peeing), i take her out every hour or more and I will have let her out there for sometimes 30-40 min trying to get her to poo but as soon as we get inside she goes (I even keep her in the same room with me and she will go right in front of me) HELP!?!

3. When we leave she gets into the trash or gets things off the counter and worst about 2 days ago she ate a hole in our foot rest to our couch  :evil:  so we have decided to crate train her but here lies my problem... what kind of crate? what size? where do i find a good one? when do i crate her? and any and all information of crating would be very appriciated.

Thanks in advance for the help sorry so many questions im just soo lost sometimes  :oops:
 

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did you rule out that she doesnt have a uti? but it sounds more like shes bored...enough exercise?

crate wise ...we use a XL wire petmate...dont use it all the time anymore...but still set up...for the occasions we are gone awhile...

almost sounds like shes trying to get your attention..if its not a uti....

does she need to be run to exhaustion?

jsut trying to help, please dont take it like im judging you..i hope you dont
 

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Hehe i know ur just trying to help I dont really take much of anything personal lifes to short id rather live love and learn :) Yes we have ruled out a uti, and we walk about a mile twice a day and she loves it, when i take her out to potty there is a "designated area" cause its an apartment complex and i let her walk up and down it till she does her business (sometimes takes longer than others and sometimes doesn't happen at all)
crating i found http://www.petco.com/product/13372/PETC ... ates-_-btn
and i wasnt sure if it was the right one ( was thinking of getting the one for up to 90lbs)


and does she need to be run to exhaustion? what do u mean by this?
 

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ok thats basically the same crate we have..we only have one door thats pretty cool 2 have 2...you can slide the bottom out to clean really easy...and we used to cover it at night since she liked to bark and woo woo incesently ..covered shed go right to sleep

i just meant run to exhaustion..meaning she is super tired and needs a nap right away lol

sounds like shes gettong more than enough exercise...maybe shes just stubborn and wants your attention...typical female hahaha wants what she wants when she wants it !!

Isis ONE TIME...got up on our bed and peed right infron t of me..i have no idea why and never did it again...WEIRD ..some trainers say the peeing is their way of marking things and you as theirs...i dunno about all that..
 

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also..im not expert lol by any means...but from hearing advice in the past about similar situations...i think they say revert back to puppy training...

crate her even when you are home....take her out to pee...then crate her again..take a leash and tie it around you when you are doing housework etc...when shes out of the crate..i think if im not mistaken this is whats helped several people with this issue..

hoping they will chime in..
 

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Well i guess with the peeing thing ill just have to continue correcting her and hope she gets it soon hehe shes not allowed on my bed or the couch anymore because of it and im hoping her accidents will stop when we move into a house with a yard in mid may ( i cant wait! ) I guess im most worried with crating her, i dont want her to be mad at me for putting her in there while we are away, and i dont want her to hate it, guess we will find out when we go buy one
 

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she wont like it at first lol be prepared for the barking...but just make sure the first night you cover it..if you can find a piece of cardboard to put over the top and then the sheet or blanket thats better so she doesnt pull the cover through the crate :roll: lol

itll be a tough few nights but dont make the mistake of letting her out or giving her ANY attention when she protests...

itll be FINE..promise ..they all do it..but once they realize its not so bad they actually like the crate..never using it as a punishment is the key..im sure you already know that just came to my head so thought id say it..

:D weve all been there so jsut hang tight
 

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i apparently respond to fast or to slow hehe well i gues si should put in a little background, up to around her 4th or 5th month she was TOTALLY potty trained the well she stopped and its been an issue ever since we have our days where she wont go in the house at all and then those where she wont go outside  :?  its very frustrating to say the least and i thought crate training might help (eating the footstool kinda pushed me over the edge on that decision) but i dont totally understand  crating if that makes any sense.. crate her while im home? wouldnt she think its like jail and i dont love her?  thats my biggest worry i dont know when or how long to crate her ect ... :( grrr im so confused please forgive me i feel like a noob
 

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NO NO dont feel that way ...

this sounds so familiar..there are several members that have gone through this..around her same age..i jsut cant remember who..

and she wont feel like its jail as long as you dont use it as punishment...for example..she pees in the house so you put her right in her crate..she does something wrong..you put her right in her crate..dont do that..

instead..she goes in it all night...open it in the mornin..let her straight outside..she can not come in until shes done her business..play with her love on her etc...come back inside...and take a leash and attatch her to you..keeping her right there with you..i know it sounds like a pain but from what i understand it works !!
crating her while you are home and busy...like doing things she cant be tied to you..is also a good way for her to see that shes not jsut crated when you leave the house...
get her a kong...let her chew on that in the crate..fill with peanut butter and freeze it so that when you are gone for awhile she has that to work on...

im trying to remember all the things people have done....
not many members online right now so im trying to think lol...

o let me ask this,...are you home most of the day with her? or do you both work all day? i guess that makes a big difference too in what you do..cant tie her to you if you arent there hahahahha...

also...any other animals in the house? that she could be marking her territory?

id be mad over the footstool too... :roll: my american bully was a TERROR at that age...BOY OH BOY..brand new leather couch... 8O but MY fault b/c he wasnt crated..and just still a baby at 9-10 months....and bored...even though he got tons of exercise..got bored alone..
 

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Is there a good daycare near you?  That is a great way to tire out your baby.  Even walking Kiah 2-3 miles a day and twice a day on weekends did nothing to tire her out (she was about the same age); one day a week at doggy daycare was great too.  When the weather is nice we go to the dog park 5 times a week and that seems to give her enough exercise.
 

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The kennel in the link you posted is the exact one I have for Fiona from puppy to today.  i love having the two doors because it gives you an option of how you can set it up in a room.....Sounds like Ky and Kiah's already gave you a few tips to try....I can only add to be patient and iof things are not going well....start over from the puppy stage and work forward again.  If course ruling out there are not medical issues.....Boxers can be hard headed and some of them do take a little longer on potty training....I did not fully trust Fiona until she was about 9 months old and even now....If I am not home she goes in her kennel....she does not mind it!!!
Good luck!
 

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Reese was the SAME way!! well except for the trash thing, but that is only because we had her kennel trained since we got her. To this day i can not put any blanket or towel in her kennel without her peeing on it during the night....so she goes without. She continued to have accidents in the house as well, but never in front of us only when she would run downstairs and if no one was down there she would pee. We have moved though and all accidents in the house have stopped. Just the other day she peed in her kennel while staring at me ( i was letting them out for the first time that morning abuot 720) but that is the first. Girls can be a bit more troublesome and stubborn when it comes to potty training. All i can say is dont give up. If she pee's on your bed, dont let her in the room. Keep blankets picked up in the living room and dont give her a blanket in her kennel when you get it. We could NEVER put a towl over our kennels b/c they would just pull them in and then destroy them ;)
 

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just to reiterate on what ANdrea jsut said...the ONLY way we could cover the kennel was to cut a piece of cardboard to fit the top of the crate then put the sheet on there...i dont know if i said that clearly...Isis would pull it straight through and of course have a grea time with it..lol
 

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Something else you may want to try is keep her on lead in the house, you can use that as a tether as well..We did that with Angel when we brought her home at 18 mos due to the fact that she wasn't potty trained at all....Definitely, go back to basics, treat it like you are potty training a new puppy..Angel went thru that phase as well and I was almost ready to tear my hair out..Crating is a great idea tho, I've even finally sold Marq on the fact that it's not "a bad thing"..There's a Sticky topic on crate training you may want to take a look at...At first, expect a fuss, but make her "nest" comfy...Maybe keep a radio on for her or the tv(I use to leave Animal Planet on)...
 

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If your looking at crates, I'd go this route:

http://www.petco.com/product/6227/Petma ... nnels.aspx

Hoosier broke the bars of his metal crate (at about 10 months and 40 lbs) and could have hurt himself really badly. This one is impenetrable and I think he prefers the "enclosed" nature of it. No Problems at all and we can use it even we ever need to travel with him.

For house training with the crate, I'd keep taking the the trips outside and make a huge deal with treats, etc. when you pup goes outside. If you go out and they don't go, put her back in the crate for 15 mins and try again (you may have to pick her up if she goes as soon as you get back in the house). Be sure to make the crate a "safe" place for her first though. That method worked really well for us, even though it can be very time consuming. But Boxers are smart kiddos and pick up pretty quick. Also, you may have to do a super duper deep clean with some anti-pee enzymes stuff (like natures miracle) and other floor cleaner) to REALLY remove the smell, maybe even a new mop head. The doggies have a find of finding that spot even though we think its been thoroughly cleaned.
 

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Kinda blowing my own trumpet so far with cassie it sounds that we've been really lucky as she went in a cage from the first night we got her and only had one peed once in it, was house trained in about 2-3 weeks and hasn't wrecked any part of the house........although she did come bounding in once from the garden with really muddy paws and jumped all over my sofa's lol
 
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