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Old 03-12-2015, 09:53 AM
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Housebreaking a puppy with an infection?

I apologise in advance for this being long but I just need some advice.

I've had my 10 week old GSD boy for two weeks now and housetraining was going well. He had accidents, sure, but I expected that. He started off sleeping in my bed before we got a crate, and when he needed to go during the night he would jump off my bed. I know this is bad for their joints so I stopped.

He also started sitting at the door waiting to go out and I'd open it and he'd relieve himself. Yay! I praised him and gave him a treat (if he accepted it).

However, a few days ago I noticed he needed to go out a lot - like every five minutes. I thought it couldn't be normal and he just wanted to go outside to play so I ignored it. But he kept having accidents! I was worried so I took him to the vet and they revealed he had bacteria in his urine, so they put him on two tablets a day and Meticam for a week.

It's Day 2 of his medication. I have no problem keeping with his housetraining schedule but because of all his accidents in the house, I was wondering if this was setting me back? He's had more accidents in the last five days than when we first got him. I know it's not his fault - I'm just hoping we'll be back to normal after his medication's done.

Also, he urinates in his crate. He won't whine to get out of anything. I cleaned it with disinfectant, tried no blankets, everything, but he'll go in there even if I'm in the room. He only defecates in there if he can't hold it (I let him out every time, he's only done it once when he didn't wake me up, every other time he's whined and I've let him out in the middle of the night). Is there any way to fix this? Or will he just grow out of it?

(I also let him out whenever I see him sniffing around)
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I know its hard but just keep up the training and ignore the accidents. Make sure after the pills end to have him tested again to make sure the infection is gone. Also get some cleaner like natures miracle to make sure all smells are removed . When he goes out side make a big deal and treat with yummy treats like meat or cheese to make sure he knows out side is best.
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