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Cosmo February 23rd, 2013 08:45 AM

Crate issues at night, 5 month old French Bulldog
Hey guys,

So I have a male French Bulldog at home. He is going to be 5 months next week. I am having some crating issues with the little guy at night. Basically he is pooping in his crate at 4-5 am. Yes the crate is small and is the proper proportion for the dog. Ive owned another dog before. He is pee pad trained right now and soon to be learning to be outside. He does go for small walks as it is really cold over here in Canada. Im looking for some advice or tips to help stop him from pooping in his crate. During the day when he is crated he does not poop. He used to, but not anymore as I only go out a couple of hours and then let him out for like 3-4 hours. Any advice would be appreciated.

Marty11 February 23rd, 2013 11:08 PM

Try giving him his dinner earlier? And walk him in the evening for even 10 minutes to get his bowels moving....

Cosmo February 24th, 2013 07:10 AM

Its a great morning in my house today. There was zero poop in the crate. Last night I fed him at 4:30 and also took him out for 3-4 walks. At around 11pm he had a nice walk for about 10 minutes. No poop. Anyways, last night at 5 am i had to get up to let him out to make poop, but at least he didn't do it in his crate right. I guess this is now an improvement? I intend to give him a couple of short walks every day and am now going to start feeding dinner at 4:30 along with a nightly walk before bed.

hazelrunpack February 24th, 2013 10:46 AM

Sounds like a great plan, Cosmo! :D

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