December 29th, 2007, 12:58 PM
I'm a new member who has a puppy peeing problem. My husband and I have two 14 week female Sussex spaniel, Luci and Ginger. Sussex spaniel females are notorious for being incontinent and hard to potty train, which I and my husband and I are fully aware of and accepting. They are being crate trained, and, when out of the crate for about 1 1/2 hrs, they spent their time in a play pen area. They both can be in the crate for almost two hours without an accident. Four days ago, we let them begin to spend time out of the crate in our full kitchen because they were not having accidents in the play pen. Both did excellent for those four days. However, at this point Ginger has begun to pee in her crate, pee on the floor, pee when we walk into another room, pee immediately after she eats. It's just here a pee, there a pee, everywhere a pee-pee. Luci, though, is doing just great, few if any accidents in or out of her crate. (Except at night when both do have peeing accidents in the crate.) I should also mention that we watch them carefully when they are not in the crate. Ginger was leading the way on actually walking to the door when she needed to go, or barking at me. They get three good vigorous walks a day, lots of play time. O.K., I've read the other posts and I'm guessing everyone will say, go backwards to the play pen, etc. That means, of course, that both puppies have to go backwards. So, help! Any thing I can do to help Ginger with the crate peeing during the day? Any other suggestions. Would the tether help her? Thanks.