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We have 2 dogs Penny & Seve. Penny is our boston terrier. We've had her from being a puppy. She is 3 now. She is fully house trained. We adopted Seve, our Spanish rescue dog, 5 months ago. He is 2 and a half years old & spent his first 2 years in kennels before coming to live with us. We love Seve, he is an amazing dog... The only issue is he is still having accidents in the home. We have now decided to try a crate with Seve to see if this will help to housetrain him. Is this likely to help? Has anyone got any advice/tips regarding this process?
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hey! we also have a dog from Spain. ours was younger than yours, so he was a bit easier it that matter.
the first thing I'd do, if you didn't check this already, is go to the vet and find out if there's a medical reason for his accidents.
Also check if there's psychological reason, like him peeing when he's scared or nervous.

if he's healthy, I'd have him on a house leash, so you always have direct control on him (crate doesn't necessarily give you that).
It gives you the possibility to watch him all the time and learn the signals he sends when he needs to do his business. If you see him getting in position, be faster and take him outside, before he can do it inside the house.
having a reliable abort command for this can also help.
Every 2 hours at day and night and after drinking, eating, playing, sleeping, bring him outside to exact the same, boring place to do his business.
if he does it correctly: throw a party and let the treats rain.
If he's still having an accident: don't get angry, stay calm, and clean it with a cleaner that discourages him doing it at the same place again.
 
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