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Hello,
My family just adopted a very sweet 4 month old mixed puppy. They said she is lab and australian shepherd, but she's black and white. She came from Arkansas in a RV with a bunch of other dogs. We were planning to crate train her, and luckily for us she seems to have no problem being in the crate. The problem is that she also pees in her crate. We think this is because she spent a lot of time in a crate or cage when she was in the adoption system, and got used to peeing in her crate. We aren't sure what to do about this! Has anyone else had this experience?
 

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Welcome to Dog Forum and congratulations on your new pup!

Unfortunately, if she was forced to eliminate in her crate it can be a hard habit to break. One thing that sometimes works is to change her environment a bit. So, you could use a different style crate, put her in an x-pen, or puppy proof a small room (bathrooms are good).

Of course, you'll want to supervise heavily, take her out on a regular schedule - more often than you might expect, especially since she has a pattern of going inside - and reward heavily - use the best treats ever. Clean any area where she's had an accident with an enzymatic cleaner like Nature's Miracle.

Good luck!
 
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