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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Housebreaking accidents after Doggy Daycare

At doggy daycare it is a free for all. The dogs go potty whenever they want. If it is an indoor facility it makes matters worse. You have same sex dogs running and marking and mounting and competing and claiming territory and playing. So it isn't uncommon for the young dog to loose his housebreaking after a week of mayhem. All the hard work you put in goes out the window. Good news, easily regained with a little structure. I don't know if you crate trained your dog, but you need to go back to that for a while. How long? Cant say, but usually a week or two to get back on track. It is the price you pay when you do cage free. Putting dogs in caged boarding is not such a bad thing. It keeps their denning instinct in tact and keeps things structured. Especially in a young dog coming into maturity. I always crate after a board stay. Just to remind them of the rules.

Again, I would go to the vet to rule out UTI but if all checks out....

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