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8 Week Merle Aussie Continuously Peeing
My girlfriend and I recently just got a beautiful female Aussie merle pup, named Skylar. We love her so much and are crate training her. She whined the first night and since then she has been relatively well behaved when placed in her crate for bedtime. She is energetic and all around adorable. She has learned to sit already and is working on "come."
We have only had her for a week and are house-training her. She is 100 percent for going potty outside during bedtime. She whines to wake us up so we can take her outside.
However, during the evening she will go pee inside and I'll interrupt her by clapping loud once. Then I'll take her outside where she will either go again or not go at all. Then I'll bring her back inside and she will go again in a few minutes. I'll clap, take her outside where she either goes or doesn't go pee, then I'll bring her inside where it will keep repeating.
I have read that UTIs are common among Aussies but it seems to me that she just goes pee a little and doesn't pee entirely the first time.
Any information is appreciated.
P.S. - I know that it is VERY early in the training process and I want to make it a point that I am employing the positive reinforcement for good behavior and the ignore technique for bad behavior. I do not want to rub her nose in anything or give or a little spank for bad behavior.