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rod
27th September 2011, 11:41 AM
Hi all I'm new to all this so please be patient . We recently got Sandy .she is about 6 mts old and we have her about 10 weeks . When we got her she was nearly housetrained , only minor accidents . She was great at first overnight ,no mess to clean up in the morning . For the last 4 or 5 weeks she has been leaving a mess most nights . We have tried walking at 11 o'clock at night , not feeding after 6 pm ,different feeds but nothing seems to work . We had her at the vets , he gave her an antibiotic and said not to feed her for 24 hrs , this worked for a day or two then she reverted to her bad habits. She has been wormed and dosed for fleas . Please help !!!!!!!

Davecav
27th September 2011, 12:15 PM
If she's 6months old, she may be going to come into season, in which case her hormones will be getting the better of her, so maybe a bit of patience is needed until she gets back to her old self.

Having said that, you do need to find a way to break this habit, before it gets well and truly embedded. The very best way to do this is to confine her to small area; ie a cage overnight.

This isn't being cruel, as you know she can go overnight, and a 6mths old there is no reason for her to soil her accommodation.

Do what you have been doing and give her an opportunity to relieve herself last thing at night, then pop her in a cage (or a small puppy pen) with a blanket and toy.

She will soon get the message that she has to hold herself overnight, and this has been done without you having to get cross with her etc. :)

You should see a marked improvement pretty quickly.