Here Are Some Reasons Why Your Dogs Pee In Their Crates

Here Are Some Reasons Why Your Dogs Pee In Their Crates

Do you come home to find your dog sitting in their crate where you left them, but now dirty and soiled from peeing inside? Accidents like this are hard to clean up and they can be embarrassing for your dog. Here are some reasons that this may be happening.


Is your dog used to going to the bathroom at a certain time every day? Try to set a regular routine for going outside.

It’s also a good idea to get a good exercise schedule going. Daily, reliable morning walks let dogs use the bathroom and keep them feeling clean and clear for the rest of the day. But don’t force very heavy exercise right before you put them in the crate, as that can make them need to go even more.

Bladder Size

Determine your dog’s bladder size. For puppies, take their age in months and add one number to the estimate of how long they can hold it for.

For adult dogs, 8 to 10 hours is the usual limit, but it differs depending on age, condition of health, and size.


Many dogs have bladder control problems that are directly related to behavioral issues. Separation anxiety is the most common culprit. Try giving your dog a treat every time you leave the house so they associate your departure with something less nerve-wracking.

If you want to, you can also leave them a puzzle toy or something else to keep them occupied. And don’t feel ashamed if you need to reach out to a professional trainer for help!

Medical Issues

Did your dog never have an issue with being in their crate before, but are suddenly now having accidents left and right? There may be something more serious at play, such as diabetes, kidney issues, neurological disorders, and more. Speak to a vet if your dog suddenly starts having accidents.

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