05-15-2018, 05:40 PM
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Crate training at its worst
I everyone! I have a border collie mix who is about 14 weeks old. We adopted him at just 8 weeks and began crate training that night. Like any puppy I have ever had in the past I set my alarm and took him outside 2-3 times in the night. I would say it was pretty good until about 2 weeks ago. He also didnt do awful during the day but occasionally has some accidents as we are gone anywhere from 4-8 hours for work during the week.
So... about 2 weeks ago he started barking excessively for hours and refused to pee when taken out so I was told to ignore. Well wouldn't you know between the day and night time in his crate he learned to lift his lef and pee outside of the crate. Not what I was hoping for but I thought maybe with his age he couldn't hold it and I put puppy pads there to avoid a huge mess.
NOW... I was told to reset the button and start fresh.... only giving him toys, food, treats in his crate and starting at like 5 mins and to slowly increase like we did in the beginning. I have tried everything. The second I put him in there, with a king, bone or anything he pees almost instantly and knows I have to.let him out to clean it.
We know he can hold his bladder as we have fallen asleep on the couch with him 1 or 2 nights and he doesn't budge from his good ol bean bag chair he loves. He needs to he crate trained as he is a puppy and we dont have the capability to watch him 24 hours a day. Please help me before I lose my mind 😞 and before my husband leaves LOL