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We screwed up a couple days ago and left our relatively new 7 month old dog in the crate longer than she could hold it. She peed in the crate. In the past week she hadn't had any trouble going 7-8 hours in the crate while we were at work or sleeping, but this was closer to 10 hours. Since the incident she's been crated for a couple of hours at a time and not had an issue, as well as being crated for up to 9 hours while we were sleeping without an issue.
Today was the first day we were both back at work after the weekend and I left her for 7.5 hours. I got home and she had peed in the crate.
Does this mean she no longer considers the crate a place to not pee? Is there any way to make it work again?
 

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Well, you might have to go over the training on teaching her not to pee in the crate, also try not to let happen too much otherwise she may develop a habit which may be hard to correct, as I can see so far, she is now developing a habit because, you weren't there to correct her for peeing in the crate so she may start thinking it's ok, but as long as you take action quickly and not let this happen to often, it should be ok, but as always good luck:)
 

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Nope, my dog had a bad habit of eating gross things in the backyard, including mulberries. This once lead to explosive vomiting and diarrhea while I was at work, unbeknownst to me. Once the crate was fully clean life went back to normal after a few days. She was a bit nervous to go in, but I think she learned not to eat the freaking mullberries. (factual bit--mullberries are not harmful in themselves, but ferment very easily, so her reaction was most likely more of an intoxication reaction)
 

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Thank you! I got home and checked it again (I was in a rush earlier, because I was taking her to meet my parents for the evening). Everything was dry, which either means her pee dries very fast, or I was wrong in the first place. Hopefully all will be fine now, but any suggestions for how to retrain her for the crate if it continues?
 

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I would encourage you to chill, and then let us know if something does go wrong. Your anxiety, at this point, is more likely to cause harm than any crate accident did.
 
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