Medical problems have been ruled out. This is a four year old shelter dog that I've had for two years. Just discovered this problem about a year ago, but for all I know she could have been doing it from the start. (I have a wall-to-wall carpeted apartment and it's just not obvious when she goes. And it doesn't have that strong smell of urine. I've spot cleaned with Nature's Miracle and cleaned the rugs with Nature's Miracle. She will not wake me up to go out. I pick up her water two hours before her last walk for the night and STILL..(She doesn't have access to other water). Last night I decided I would crate her. After three hours of whining and barking I couldn't take it anymore (as I am sure my neighbors couldn't).

I am at my wit's end..any help would be appreciated!

Robin
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I am at my wit's end..any help would be appreciated!

i would try tethering her to my bed, so that she has no choice but to sleep on it. she's unlikely to pee on your bed, and is more likely to wake you up either intentionally, or by fidgeting, if she needs to pee. also, she's less likely to fuss, the way she did while crated, because she'll be right next to you.
you can also set an alarm and take her outside half-way through the night. it's a pain in the ***, but if you gradually move the wake-up time later and later, she'll eventually be holding it through the entire night.

shelly
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Medical problems have been ruled out.

Which medical problems have been ruled out? Do you know if she's conscious she's peeing, or if she's leaking? Does this happen during the day as well? How much does she drink?

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After three hours of whining and barking I couldn't take it anymore (as I am sure my neighbors couldn't).

where was the crate?
a tether is another option, as is a gate or door.

Janet B
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Medical problems have been ruled out. This is a four year old shelter dog that I've had for two years. ... anymore (as I am sure my neighbors couldn't). I am at my wit's end..any help would be appreciated! Robin

My mother had a dog who did this and in the end it was an estrogen problem. Once the dog took the hormone it completely stopped. Worth checking out.

Gwen
Medical problems have been ruled out. This is a four ... at my wit's end..any help would be appreciated! Robin

My mother had a dog who did this and in the end it was an estrogenproblem. Once the dog took the hormone it completely stopped. Worth checking out. Gwen

Wow! Thanks, Gwen..interesting. How in the heck did they figure THAT out???
I am at my wit's end..any help would be appreciated!

i would try tethering her to my bed, so that she has no choice but to sleep on it. she's ... move the wake-up time later and later, she'll eventually be holding it through the entire night. shelly http://www.cat-sidh.net http://cat-sidh.blogspot.com /

Tethering is a great idea Shelly..
Medical problems have been ruled out.

She's crated during the day
I'm sure she knows she's doing it
as far as medical problems - - diabetes and whatever else the vet checked..steep bill
After three hours of whining and barking I couldn't take it anymore (as I am sure my neighbors couldn't).

where was the crate? a tether is another option, as is a gate or door. Janet B www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com

The crate was in the living room. I closed the bedroom door, though because I thought it would be better to not be in her view
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