Puppy went into his crate to pee

Oscar's Mommy

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I have a 16 week old puppy and I'm currently working on potty training him. He's been doing a really good job, a couple of accidents every now and then but doing very well. :)
The other day he and I were in the computer room where his crate is and he was walking around and playing. I turned around to see that he walked into his crate, pee'd, and then started to lick it.
I was completely shocked that he would do this. He sleeps in there every night and hasn't ever gone in there when the door to his crate is closed. I also have an old blanket that I hang over his crate for bedtime. Some of the blanket hangs on the floor and he's been laying on it during the day and playing with his toys. I thought it was nice, but then he also pee'd on the blanket the other day.
I just don't understand why he pee's on things that are 'his'. It's like it doesn't bother him at all.

Any help would be appreciated, this has me stumped.
 

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in general dogs wont pee in their sleeping quarters so it may be he got caught unaware so had an accident but tried to clean it up after, this may sound far fetched but i know dogs that will eat there own poo if they think they will get into trouble if they have done it in the house.
 

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That's Gross!
He did it again yesterday, he was in his crate with a few of his toys playing. He likes to go in there during the day and lay down to chew on his toys. He got up pee'd and walked out. I saw him do it so I yelled out and took him out right away.
 
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You have a very young puppy. He is a baby. He really has no idea where to go to the bathroom. He will go in the correct place sometimes and in the wrong place at times. The best thing to do is to set up a timer for 30-60 minutes, whatever level he needs to be taken out. Take him out upon waking, after eating, after napping, and when the timer goes off. Also your pup needs to be watched at all times. If you can't watch him, put him in the crate or a pen. Housebreaking shouldn't take very long, but to do that you need to be extremely consistent about letting him out. No need to raise your voice, that will just confuse and scare him. If he has an accident, just say nothing and take him outside, then praise. Here is some more help:
http://loveyourdog.com/housebreaking.html

Good luck. Your boy will learn to go outside; it just takes time and patience. :)
 

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I'd question a possible uti. When my dog was 3-4 months old she got one, and it was like she never got the signal she was going to pee. Went a few times on her bed that week, and got flustered about it.
 

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my setter did the same when she was younger, several time she went in the crate to pee, make sure you use a proper chemical to get all the smell out so it doesnt think its the place to go and as the others have said lots of praise when she goes outside and if you catch her doing it in her crate take her straight out.
 

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