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Old 09-27-2017, 10:57 PM
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Adult crate trained dog urinating in crate

Where to start.... I have a four year old husky lab cross who had a rough start in life, never had anything consistent. I now have him and he has a routine and stable environment. Ever since I got him from the spca he has used the bathroom in the house and I didn't have the knowledge to fix it so I crate trained him and he has been fine in there for over a year. He will still do things if left out alone but never in the crate. Recently he has started unrinating through the front of his crate, even if left for only minutes. I've ruled out and medical reasons also. How do I correct this behavior? He has always had separation anxiety but the crate helped, he'd go in it during the day while I was home in his own and went to sleep there whenever he was tired, but always cried when I'd lock the door to the crate. Not little whimpers either, near screams. Some days he's fine when I put him in it to leave and he's perfectly okay, other days he acts as if it's going to kill him. He is very well exercised and on a good diet. Any advice would be a help, I just don't know where to start to fix this. My goal would be to have him free in the house while I'm gone and not come home to a wreck, if this isn't possible I would settle for him staying in the crate as long as he don't urinate anymore in there.
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He is part husky.. how much exercise does he get?? Does he have any toys?? And is he fixed?? Huskies are stubborn so if he has that in him then your in for a ride.. If they don't get worked enough or get bored they will get your attention anyway possible they will destroy things, pee all over things any thing to annoy you to get worked with or played with. My suggestion is only put him in the crate after a good run outside and give him a kong toy or a bone to chew on they really like cow joints that you can by at the let store :-):-)
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You should take a picture of him please?? ??
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Red face Some confusion on my part.

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Where to start...
I have a 4-YO Husky X Lab, who had a rough start in life; never had anything consistent.
I've [had] him [in] a routine and stable environment. Ever since I got him from the SPCA, he's voided in the house, & I didn't have the knowledge to fix it, so I crate trained him.
He's been fine in there for over a year. He'll still do things if left out alone but never in the crate.

Recently he urinates through the front of his crate, even if left for only minutes.
I've ruled out medical reasons, also.

How do I correct this behavior? He's always had separation anxiety but the crate helped, he'd go in it during the day while I was at home on his own, & slept there whenever he was tired, but he always cried when I'd lock the door to the crate. Not little whimpers either, near-screams.

Some days he's fine when I put him in it to leave & he's perfectly okay, other days, he acts as if it's going to kill him.

He's very well exercised & on a good diet. Any advice would be a help, I just don't know where to start to fix this.

My goal would be to have him free in the house while I'm gone & not come home to a wreck; if this isn't possible, I'd settle for him in the crate, [but not urinating while] in there.
U say U've ruled-out medical causes - did the vet culture a urine specimen?
Occult UTIs can have no overt symptoms, & only culturing would reveal lurking microbes. // There's also a multiply-resistant UTI that's now global, & very difficult to kill. It can be a chronic condition for years, flaring up, then going quiet, but always ready to cause problems.

Do U use any OTC calmatives?
His long-standing sep-anx might be helped by them; at the very least, calmatives might reduce his distress.

He "pees out the front"? - so urine isn't IN the crate, it's outside the door? // Is this an airline-approved shipping kennel, or a wire-mesh AKA show-crate?
[guessing a shipper, as he could easily pee thru the "wall" to either side, in a show-crate.]
If it is a shipper, i don't understand how he gets in position to urinate THRU THE DOOR, as that's the narrow dimension; how does he bend to aim out the opening?
Can U set up a CC-TV camera to video from in front of the door, when he's home solo?

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