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19 weekold bulldog

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confusedlilly Sat 05-Nov-16 08:31:33

After some advice..

We have a new puppy, 19 weeks old a bulldog she is beautiful! We have had her for a week, and she has settled in great in the day time. She was toilet trained by the breeders.

However we have issues at night time and I don't know if anyone can help. The breeders said she was sleeping and being dry through the night from 9pm-6am. However since being here she isn't. We are crate training and she keeps weeing in there. We don't hear her cry to go out so it's like she isn't letting us know she needs a wee like she does in the day.

Do we just keep at it and hope she settles at night or are there any tips from anyone?

She actually wees in her bed she has in her crate and I'm having to keep washing them

And advice?

AlwaysLookOnBrightsideOfLife Sat 05-Nov-16 10:49:32

Do you let her out before going to bed? What time does she last go out at?

Our 18 week old is dry through the night 99% of the time, but on that 1% she doesn't cry to be let out. She does sleep in our room though so as soon as we hear her leave the room we're out to her.

I've heard of people restricting fluids later in the evening, but that's not something we work on.

Also depending on what you're washing her bedding and/or crate with, it may still smell of urine to her.

pigsDOfly Sat 05-Nov-16 13:55:44

That sounds like long time to expect a 19 week old puppy to go without weeing; why such an early bed time? A lot of puppies aren't even house trained during the day at that age.

Clearly she isn't able to go all that time whatever the breeder says. Can't you take her out for a final wee before you go to bed - I'm assuming you don't go to bed at 9pm.

stonecircle Sat 05-Nov-16 14:15:20

Last wee is at 11-midnight in our house and first wee usually around 7am. Is she perhaps waking up and drinking a lot through the night?

We've never really done crate training, apart from our first dog and even then we only closed the door on her first night. But I thought the idea was that they didn't wee there because it was their space. I think at that age I'd be inclined to get up through the night and let her out for a wee.

Bubble2bubble Sat 05-Nov-16 14:34:56

14 week old pups here. I take them out about 10-10.30 but stay out until I am sure they have done everything. They then sleep through until 6.30.
I did make the mistake of leaving them if they were already asleep but 9.00, but now wake them to go out later as that wasn't working.

confusedlilly Sat 05-Nov-16 17:22:04

Thank you for the replay. No with us bedtime is later, we were told she was doing 9-7 from her breeders. We will let her out before we go to bed which can be upto midnight and she always wees.

We are crate training so don't put water in her crate with her at night. I have today brought some spray that is meant to also remove the urine smell and we were leant a crate but have today been and brought a new one so will see what happens

TrionicLettuce Sat 05-Nov-16 17:34:40

We are crate training so don't put water in her crate with her at night.

She needs access to water 24/7. You can get special bowls that attach to the side of the crate so she can't tip it over and make a mess.

If she's going in her crate then she clearly needs a trip out during the night. I'd be setting an alarm to try and pre-empt it by taking her out before she goes.

confusedlilly Sat 05-Nov-16 17:48:35

Ok we were told not to put water in her crate with her so I will go out and get one tomorrow first thing.

She is so good and settled in the day. I think we will have to try setting an alarm to take her out.

AlwaysLookOnBrightsideOfLife Sat 05-Nov-16 18:53:28

What time do you get up with her in the morning?
Could she be going just before you get up with her?
Definitely try the alarm and see if that works.

Ours goes from around 10/11pm through to 7:30am. She's like clockwork come 7:30am though. It may just be a case of building a routine up again, or they may not actually be night time trained. Nothing wrong with that, but it may mean going back to basics for a while.

confusedlilly Sat 05-Nov-16 19:08:41

It could be first thing in the morning and I'm not getting there quick enough. Will see how tonight goes, my dh is planning a late night tonight so is going to try taking her out before he comes up and then I will get up at 6ish and take her straight out x

charliedontsurf Sat 05-Nov-16 19:16:46

19 weeks old seems very young for a bulldog to be fully house trained. Not sure if they have similar issues but my French Bulldog is still not 100% house trained at 12 months old! He used to wee in his crate when he was around that age but doesn't do it any more, so they definitely grow out of that but it takes time. And patience. And endless cleaning!

I think setting your alarm and taking out is the best option but don't be surprised if she still has accidents for a while as she's still so young.

confusedlilly Sun 06-Nov-16 06:17:59

Well last night we had a break through, my dh came to bed at 1.30am I woke up at 6. Took the dog straight out and she did a wee and no wet crate!!

Also, she was hand fed we think by her breeders hmm as she wouldn't eat out of a bowl here and then they messaged me saying she might feed from our hands but I put her breakfast out this morning and she has eaten it all straight from her bowl!

llangennith Sun 06-Nov-16 07:44:19

Glad things are working out now OP. I've had several dogs over many years and have never heard of putting water in the crate overnight. The special water bowls available are for if you're travelling long distances with the dog in a crate.
All dogs can do without access to water overnight the same as humans can.

stonecircle Sun 06-Nov-16 09:11:26

All dogs can do without access to water overnight the same as humans can.

But if a human is thirsty they can get up and get a drink. When my kids were babies they were in the same room as us and breast fed on demand through the night. A puppy can't let you know it needs something if it's locked in a crate overnight.

I find the idea of denying a puppy access to water overnight completely abhorrent.

AlwaysLookOnBrightsideOfLife Sun 06-Nov-16 09:28:24

Glad you've had a breakthrough confused smile Hopefully that's the start of it now. Don't underestimate though. My girl can go all night without needing to go, yet there are other nights like last night where we were up repeatedly through the night (not helped by the person setting off fireworks at 4:20am mind angry ). You'll start to learn her routine though.

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