How to Teach your Dog not to Pee in his Crate


If you’re asking yourself the question “how do I stop my dog peeing in the crate?” then this article was written for you. Specifically, we’re going to talk about why your dog is peeing inside his crate, and what you should do to fix this. This is a place to gain some understanding of dog behavior, avoid aggressive responses, and counter ideas and opinions with which you don’t agree with friendly and helpful advice.

  • A good way to start is to try and find out the time span between each pee while you are away. The lesser the period between pees, the more serious the problem is likely to be. It has been observed that smaller dogs tend to pee more indoors and the same goes with males. Sometimes you may find that a female dog would pee over an area that a male dog has peed on.

  • Every dog and puppy needs frequent bathroom breaks. If you won’t be able to offer your dog or puppy a bathroom break for more than a couple hours, make sure they have a decent chance to go before they are crated.
  • Puppies experience fear in a crate. This is especially true when they are alone in the house for any length of time. An excellent way to eliminate a dog or puppy’s fear is to cover their crate on the back and sides. This provides a comforting shelter for a dog.
  • Too much joy, your dog or puppy may not be peeing in their crate until they hear you enter the house. They might be great at holding it when you’re not home, but their excitement upon your return can be too much to handle.
  • Too much space, most crates come with dividers, but many people don’t really understand the use of a divider. The piece of caging that goes inside the crate can be used to reduce the open space your dog has.
  • If you are using pads or newspapers to make accidents easier to clean up, you are likely contributing to the problem. Newspaper provides a separate space for your dog, giving them the impression that it is not part of their personal “pee free” zone.

Take your dog out for long walks and exercise him well. Also, take him out for his pee at short intervals so that he understands this activity has to be done outside the house. Do not admonish or punish him if he continues peeing in the house. The key is to be patient and instead, reward him each time that he pees outside.

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About the Author: Fred Goodson has a passion for pets and animals. He has 4 dogs and is planning to have another one. He is also a blogger who writes about pets and animals. Currently, he is living in New Jersey.

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