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    Hi all, I decided to buy a crate for my 2 doggies (a Chi 1.5 years and a Pap 2.5 years both rescues both came together and were always outside dogs no house training at all) as toilet training them was really hard overnight not for weeing but for pooing believe it or not.
    So the crate worked a treat for 3 weeks, no accidents, nothing, I was in heaven then bam now they poo in there nearly every night and I have no idea why.
    Nothing has changed in their routine or anything else for that matter. Never any wee just poop.
    I take them out before they go in there overnight and I let them out as soon as I get up, I could understand it if they poop in there from the beginning but they didn't, it just suddenly happened and I am at a loss to explain why.....any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
    P.S I feed them both their main meal in the morning and they poop then but always seem to need to poop again during the night.
    They get breakfast (main meal) at about 8 am and some kibble at about 3pm.

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    glittergirl

    when you take the dogs outside, do you let them back in before they've performed? Do you watch to make sure they've performed...

    My dog knows she doesn't get to come back inside until I get an S&P out of her.

    Sometimes dogs will crap in their crates because there is residual smell from last time or because the crate is so big that they view it as big enough to sleep at this end and crap at the other end.

    To clean up - never use bleach. Wiping up all the mess you can with paper towel or newspaper then clean by sprinkling whole area with bicarb soda (from the baking section at your supermarket) and wiping with a sponge or paper towel soaked in vinegar - which you may need to rinse out, or use several depending how messy it has been. Don't forget the dogs paws if they have walked in it.

    To check for pee spots and residuals you may need a UV light which you can use in the dark to illuminate any remaining.

    Or they may have some health problem and need attention from a vet.

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    Regarding the UV lights, dont buy from a pet shop. They charge crazy prices like $50 plus.
    Ebay has em for $5 to $20 for good ones. Somtimes advertised for setting off special glues.

    I have a spray bottle that has 1 part vinegar to 4 parts water and a roll of paper towels dedicated to puppy clean ups.


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    Thanks for the replies.
    Yes I do watch them to pee and poo but sometimes they just don't go and I have sat outside for up to half an hour (this is for the outing before bed) in the freezing cold waiting lol.
    My previous dog a German Shep only ever pooped once a day but these two little ones seem to have to go twice a day, so in the morning yep they poo and I see it but not always at night.
    I thought feeding them there last meal at 3pm and not putting them to bed till at least 10.30pm sometimes later would be plenty of time?
    Anyway I will clean out the crate properly from top to bottom and see if that helps.
    Thanks again!!!

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    If the dry food takes longer to digest and you have more time to wait in the morning (or if they are outside anyway), maybe you could switch the meals around? Just an idea. It is so annoying having to wait till they poo, especially when it's cold and dark!

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    I want this UV light

    ThinkGeek :: Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver of the 10th Doctor

    Only the one from the tenth Dr has the UV light, the others do not.

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    Those UV lights show up more than just pee stains too !!...so i've been told.


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    Yeah, there's quite a few motel rooms - I just don't want to know. And sometimes I just roll the swag out on top of their bed. My dog's bed is cleaner.

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    I have also dealt with a lot of rescues.Three weeks is often when problems occur. I went to some Craig Murray Seminars and he brought it up too. He says the settling in period is about that long. It is also often when the dog fights between new and old start.

    we use umbilical training and lots of good rewards when the dogs do their poops/pee's. And we just ignore the bad
    Pets are forever

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    No luck.....I've had the dogs longer than 3 weeks, I've had them for 9 weeks now.

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