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You might want to take away any absorbent materials from her world until she becomes more reliable. Does she have bedding or a blanket or anything of the sort in her crate? If so I would remove them for a while. Also if she was doing well with holding it before and nothing has really changed in her routine I'd keep a close eye on her, if it seems she is going more frequently and can't quite hold it like she was before, you might want to get her checked out for a UTI.. She is still young so she may just be doing a bit of back sliding, which happens, but just keep it in mind if she's acting different.

Being sick with a puppy is the worst. You're already wiped out from taking care of the little fluff ball and then adding a cold on top of it really blows. I feel your pain. I took a week off shortly after getting my pup and ended up spending the first 4 days of it in bed with a nasty cold, had so many big plans for me and the pup and the poor little guy ended up getting less attention from me than normal.

Are you starting to feel more bonded to her yet? Have you managed to carve yourself out some alone time away from the little monster?
 

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Hmm, hadn't thought of that. She has a little mattress in her crate right now. Hopefully it won't be soggy when I get home from work in the next half hour *sigh* I'll try removing it for the time being. She does have a vet appointment coming up this weekend so I'll be sure to mention her bed wetting. It's probably just a step back in her training... joy.

As for bonding, I have to be honest, not really. I still don't have much of a connection with her and it's got me worried about her overall happiness. She's a weirdo. Doesn't come out of her crate immediately unless I have a treat handy, but she's otherwise obviously attached to me. I just haven't been happy since bringing her home 2 months ago. I'm to sure when that will change, if at all. She probably sense it and it makes me feel like a callous jerk >_< I've never had any issue getting attached to other pets...

Thankfully I have been taking some time to myself daily. It's helped a lot.
Glad to hear that some alone time is helping you out!

I've yet to meet a dog that wasn't a weirdo but they are pretty simple in their emotions, based on what you've described in previous posts, she sounds like a happy little pup. If she acts happy towards you and wants to be with you then she doesn't sense anything is amiss. Sometimes the bonding takes quite a bit of time. It's a bit harder with puppies because they rely on you much more than a lot of other animals and it's hard sometimes not to second guess the fact that you are good for them.

I would guess she's not coming out of her crate right away because she's comfy in there.
 
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