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Crate Soiling

Dear Cesar, My husband and I have a male, 12 month old Cocker Spaniel/Pomeranian mix. We have been crate training him and he has virtually no problems at night.  But since we’ve been crating him during the day for the last 2 weeks, he ALWAYS soils the crate in some way. It doesn’t seem to matter whether there’s bedding in there or not. We both work far from home, and he’s in his crate for 10-12 hours a day.  Our female, 4 year old Toy Rat Terrier does fine, and has for years.  Is our 12 month old still too

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Dog Problem: Puppy Soiling Crate

Question from Jesica Mcauliff: I have a 3-month-old pit bull/boxer mix puppy that my husband and I have been crate training. Lilly had been doing really well not soiling her crate, but recently she has been doing it everyday, even if she is only in there for a few hours. We have tried everything to break her of this habit but nothing works. Please, do you have any advice? Cesar Millan’s answer: Well, Jessica, the first thing you need to get out of your head is that you’ve “tried everything.” If it keeps happening, you haven’t tried everything! What I

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