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Update on Marley - still need advice

Marley is. Is 5 months old, we’ve had her for two months and adore her. I’m a teacher so I know this will get better in June when I’m home. She goes to the door when I’m home so I take her out to potty. In my earlier posts, I explained that in the day we have her in an expen but she steps all in the poop even with the grated puppy pad holders. I have to clean it all up and bath her daily. We’ve tried the crate but she poops in it even if I come home at noon. We’ve done doggy day care the last two days and it’s been a blessing but I’m afraid she’ll learn to pee on the floor because that’s what I’ve seen the dogs do there. So...should I leave her in dogg day care and pray she won’t learn to pee on the floor...or the dog walker? If I do the dog walker, should I do the expen or the crate?
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This is a tough one. I wish I had a good answer. I think my personal inclination would be to try to get a walker in twice a day.


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KRendall, the dog walker said she can come twice per day. Is it better for Marley to stay in the crate during the school days so she learns to hold it except for when the dog walker comes? It is it better to keep her in the expen with puppy pads so she doesn’t have to hold it the 4 hours encore and after? She sleeps in her crate at night so I feel like creating her in the day would be a lot but I might be wrong.
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KRendall, the dog walker said she can come twice per day. Is it better for Marley to stay in the crate during the school days so she learns to hold it except for when the dog walker comes? It is it better to keep her in the expen with puppy pads so she doesn’t have to hold it the 4 hours encore and after? She sleeps in her crate at night so I feel like creating her in the day would be a lot but I might be wrong.
If she can stay in her crate without soiling, that might be best for now. Then you can play with it on weekends, and see if she can stay clean in the expensive. when she can do that for 4 hours at a time, you can start leaving her in her pen between walker visits.

I can't believe she can learn that it's important to stay clean when she's getting filthy all the time.

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Update on Marley - better day

I am so happy. Marley’s dog walker started today. I kept Marley in the crate since she was getting poop all over herself in the expen. The dog walker came at 11:00 and then 2:30 and Marley didn’t have any accidents in her crate. First time since we got her in January (while I’ve been at work) that I haven’t had to come home and clean up the mess and give her a bath. I’m so happy that the dog walker might have solved our crate problem. Thanks for all of your advice!
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Thanks for the cute pictures. Great to hear things are going better with the two dog walker visits per day. I think Karen's advice is wise. Confine to crate during week with dog walker coming twice a day, then experiment with ex pen in evenings and on weekends. Eventually confine to ex pen with dog walker coming once a day. (My DH and I are both teachers, and Shama is in her ex pen from 6 AM until 4 PM with the exception of when her dog walker comes from 11 AM to noon.) Be sure to continue to use her ex pen periodically in the summer so that the beginning of next school year isn't difficult. Please keep us posted! (And more photos are always welcome!)
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Marley is a little love.

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