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Hey Everybody!
My Dora is getting big and is doing great. The main problem we have is at night. I take her out before I got to bed around 11:30-12 and then I take her out at 6 when the alarm goes off. She just can't seem to hold it. She is as quiet as a mouse all night so I don't know when she goes. I have tried taking up her water at night but that doesn't help. She won't use pads or paper, she thinks they are lots of fun to tear up. :roll: I really don't mind mopping in the morning either but the worst part is that she lays in it. Then of course she stinks terribly. The groomer says she is trying to hide it. Any suggestions please???
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P.S. The worst thing happened to Dora sister! They let her outside (they live in the country back from the road) and my friends husband heard a truck pull up. When he went outside to see who it was, the truck was gone and so was the puppy! They have no idea who would do such a thing and they are heart broken. So am I!! :(
 

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Wow, only now did I read the second part of your post about Dora's sister!!! How terrible!! Did they report it? What did the police say? Was the sister already chipped/tattood? Unbelievable that someone would do that!!!
 

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Oh that is just terrible about Dora's sister! I hope they can find her.

I agree that the crate thing is a great idea! At least until Dora is older and is more fully potty trained. Casey is almost 7 months and we have always crated at night and never had a problem. We are now starting to test the boundaries of allowing him to sleep outside the crate for about 5-6 hours at night and so far so good. So if Dora isn't in a crate at night I would definitely advise that.

P.S. Dora is aDORAble!!!!
 

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I have Dora confined in our kitchen. We used a baby gate to corner off a 4x4 space for her. She is allowed in the kitchen while we are home and at night and when I leave she stays in that little area. I would love to have Dora all over the house but until she figures out to go outside all the time I am not letting her on my white carpet!!!
About Dora's sister Jayda, I have no idea what is going on. My friend isn't off work yet, so I haven't been able to talk to her. I think that if someone saw her they might of thought she was a stray and was trying to something nice. She was very under weight when she left the pet shop and I think that they were just trying to give her a home. I don't know what they are planning to do, but I will keep everyone posted. I am so mad! I feel like they should of watched her better. I should of adopted her myself. I hope she is okay!!
Beth and Dora

Thanks for the nice compliments on my baby. She is a little rough looking but she has an appointment to be groomed Wednesday!!
 

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Hi Beth,

Young pups definitely need to be crated at night. Confinement is fine during the day when you leave to make sure they do not get into trouble, but as to pottytraining etc, nothing beats the crate. It works based on the den instict of canines - a canine will never soil their den. I highly doubt Dora will consider the confined space in the kitchen as her den, only a crate will play on that instinct.

I don't see any other solution to your problem but to crate her...

good luck,

Michael.
 

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Thank you so much for the advice. Since Dora has also chewed a hole in the wall and the floor this may be a good thing all the way around. I am going to check in the crate again and read some of the older comments and questions. I hope we can get something to work. She really smells and I don't want to bathe her too often.
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Just viewed Dora's pictures - what a sweetheart!

I sincerely hope they find her sister and bring her home soon.
 
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