My little girl is 11 wks old and we have had her 2 weeks now. We are crate training and it is not going very well. She goes when we take her out, but she is having many accidents on my rug. I can take her out and she will pee. Thinking I can trust her, I'll leave her out of the crate, and 15 mins after she comes in, she pees on my rug. She has just about hit every rug in our living area. I am at my wits end and don't know what we are doing wrong, if anything. She has never pooped in the house, which is great, but the pee is driving me crazy She gives me no sign she has to pee, just squats and looks at me. If I catch her in the act, which I have most times. I tell her NO LILY then take her out. When she goes out side we act like complete idiots praising her (I'm sure my neighbors think we're nuts) and then she gets a treat. We are having to take her out at about 2:00 and 4:00 and , 6:00 AM when she starts whining in her crate in our room. I read somewhere that they should be holding it for 6 hours during the night. Not so Lily.
I papered trained my Lhasa at a younger age than Lily and she was going on the paper a week after I had her. I didn't want to paper train another, so we opted for the crate.
Please.....any suggestions you can give? She does lick herself an awful lot. Could she have a bladder infection? When is she going to start putting the praise and treats together with going outside.