I have a four month old beagle puppy that I've had for two months now. For the past month, she has learned to go to the front door and whine if she needs to go out. The problem is that she does this every 30 min or so (unless she is sleeping). Sometimes I think she is bluffing, but then she pees. She also wakes me up EVERY morning at 4am (last walk around 11pm) and will pee if I don't take her out.

Also, she also drinks her pee because I think she is so thirsty (see below for my water cutoffs). I also walk her around 8am, 12pm, and 5pm, but she still pees in her crate. She probably pees around 10-12 times a day. Right now it is 11am, and she has already been walked 4 times (4am, 7:30am, 9am, 9:30am) and is now asleep. I've tried everything...
1. No, her crate is not too big. It is a travel size crate.
2. No, she does not have water in her crate.
3. I limit her water consumption to 5 secs in morning, 5 secs at lunch, and
30 secs at dinner. Her water curfew is 7pm.

I can at least be thankful that when she goes out, she pees right away and she no longer pees without warning. What should I do?
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I have a four month old beagle puppy that I've had for two months now. For the past month, she ... wakes me up EVERY morning at 4am (last walk around 11pm) and will pee if I don't take her out.

In other words, she's a normal 4 month old puppy. Lot of work, aren't they?

Also, she also drinks her pee because I
think she is so thirsty (see below for my water cutoffs). I also walk her around 8am, 12pm, and 5pm, but she still pees in her crate.

How long is she in her crate? She can only hold it for about 5 hours at most, at her age.
3. I limit her water consumption to 5 secs in morning, 5 secs at lunch, and 30 secs at dinner. Her water curfew is 7pm.

Get her to the vet immediately. She is probably dehydrated, which is a life-threatening condition. Puppies have to have fresh water available at all times, except for the few hours at a time that they're crated.

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Also, she also drinks her pee because I think she is so thirsty (see below for my water cutoffs). I also walk her around 8am, 12pm, and 5pm, but she still pees in her crate.

That's definitely not enough water that you're allowing her to drink. Dogs (and humans, and ... ) need water for health reasons. Also, it sounds like she's not getting enough trips outside for such a youngster. Puppies are a lot of work and I think you need to start out by accomodating her schedule rather than trying to get her to accomodate yours. That means that she'll need to go outside immediately after meals, immediately after she wakes up from naps, etc. As she matures you'll be able to wait longer between trips outside.
One thing that I've found helpful with a particularly stubborn puppy is to tether him to me with a leash and make lots of trips outside. If the pup starts to pee inside you'll be able to catch it and interrupt it immediately.

In the meantime, your puppy needs more water. Dehydration can cause extremely serious health problems.

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3. I limit her water consumption to 5 secs in morning, 5 secs at lunch,and 30 secs at dinner. Her water curfew is 7pm.

wow, you are strict. my puppy has water available at all times. he is 3 months old (almost 4 by now) and not yet pottytrained but he still gets water all the time.
3. I limit her water consumption to 5 secs in morning, 5 secs at lunch,and 30 secs at dinner. Her water curfew is 7pm.


What in the name of all that's holy gave you the idea that this was even REMOTELY appropriate with a baby puppy, let alone with any dog or other living creature???
She should ABSOLUTELY be allowed to drink as much as she wants, and odds are very good that the reason she's peeing so much is that you've damaged her health. I'm willing to lay money that the poor little critter has developed some sort of kidney problem, bladder infection, and/or irritation as the result of having too little fluids.
What should I do?

Take your puppy to the veterinarian ASAP, BE HONEST and tell the vet that you've made a mistake and limited her to far too little liquid, and have her tested for cystitis, bladder stones, bladder infection, and kidney problems.
I spoken to several other puppy owners in the neighborhood, and peeing that many times is not normal for a 4 mo old puppy.

I'd check that out with a vet. The way you're limiting water is definitely a problem, in any event.

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