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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:31 pm 
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Hi all,

Our girl (Ruby) seems to be struggling to stay dry overnight. there doesn't seem to be a pattern to it and it's not every night but i'm not sure what (if anything) else we can do to sort this.

Background info:
Ruby is about 17 months old and has not long come out of her second season (booked at the vets in May to be dressed).

We got her about 4 1/2 months ago and she wasn't house trained. However, after about a month it was basically sorted and during the day she's dry; about 2 accidents since Christmas.

My wife also works part time so a couple of times a week and on those 2 days she's on her own in the kitchen for about 5 - 6 hours during which time she's always dry.

What we've done:
She's now in a crate overnight but will still pee in there about once every week / other week. She obviously doesn't like it because the vets bedding is all scrunched up in a corner with the pee in the other corner. If we let her loose in the kitchen overnight, her pee ratio goes up to every other night.

Her routine doesn't change which includes: lifting her water at about 7pm (after her last meal), last pee stop at 11pm and first morning pee stop just after 6am. In truth this is killing me as it is and i just couldn't stay up later or get up earlier; ideally i'd be in bed asleep by 10:30 and still be there at 7:30!

Not sure what else we can do and are hoping that it's an age/season thing and once she's had the op and gets a bit older she'll be able to cross her legs a bit longer.

However, if there's any further info or suggestions they would be greatly appreciated,

Cam


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:56 pm 
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I put Buddy's large dog bed in the crate where he couldnt scruch up the bedding in a corner. He did pee on it a few times because we had a lot of problems when we first got him, but I went out and bought a couple of regular sized bed pillow with rubber pillow cases and put them in the dog bed cover. That way if there is an accident, I just pop the pillows out and throw everything else in the washer. It has helped a lot cause he doesnt like his big bed to be wet. I also threw a junk blanket in there to make it more snuggly. He is doing real well now but he has to pee before bed and right after he gets up in the morning. Good luck, at least it is only once a week/other, but I understand your frustration.

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