6 month old French mastiff……going to the bathroom in kennel?

My sister has a 6 month old french mastiff, that continually goes to the bathroom in her kennel. They left her in the basement after letting her outside for 15 minutes and went poo and pee and they left to run one errand, they were gone 30 minutes, came home to find 3 poo spots and 1 pee spot. What is going on?? Potty training that they are using is every 1/2 hour to hour they are taking/letting her out when at they are home and she can roam the house as she pleases. When they go to work and sleep, she is kennel trained but goes to the bathroom in there. They attempted to leave her out on several occasions and she pottied all over the house.
Any help/suggestions??
THank you all for the suggestions:
She was purchased from a home breeder and yes, they were going to the bathroom in their living conditions there. Also, as far as the kennel that she is using is partitioned and she is full of her urine and feces, it’s as if she rolls in it. They are taking her on 1/2 hour to 3hour walks a night.
Thank you again, please keep the suggestions coming……..
She is a very smart dog but this is one thing that she is lacking….
THank you all for the suggestions:
She was purchased from a home breeder and yes, they were going to the bathroom in their living conditions there. Also, as far as the kennel that she is using is partitioned and she is full of her urine and feces, it’s as if she rolls in it. They are taking her on 1/2 hour to hour walks a night.
Thank you again, please keep the suggestions coming……..
She is a very smart dog but this is one thing that she is lacking….

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    5 Responses to “6 month old French mastiff……going to the bathroom in kennel?”

    1. bb32614 says:

      Our dog was housebroken when we got him, so I am giving you an answer that I have only read about…
      As I understand it, a dog won’t go where it sleeps unless it has to, or it has enough room to sleep without being in the mess.

      I have seen it suggested to use a box or divider in the crate that allows for "just enough" room for the puppy. This should curb the pooing in the sleeping area.

      Or so I have read….

    2. nu d says:

      did they get her at a pet store? it sounds as if the pup never learned not to go in its sleeping area. typically dogs that are bought from a pet store or dogs that are from puppy mills have this problem.

      A dog that is going in their sleeping area are gonna take time to housebreak. my aunt bought their dog from a pet store and it took nearly a year to teach it not to go in its sleeping area. I would recommend training classes, longer walks (treats for doing the deed outside) and to make sure there more pee or poo smell around the crate (because the dog will go there again). I always use to clean up messes with water and vinegar to help remove the scent.

    3. Nanna Green says:

      i have a 5 month old french mastiff and she is fully house trained she wakes me up in the night if she wont’s to go out ,its been easy training her its been one of the easiest dogs to train but i have had to sacrifice my bed to do this but its been well worth it and only took 4 weeks Ive slept down stairs with her ,but now she can be left without chewing and dirtying in the house for about 4hrs during the day and she now goes right through the night without an accident i work 3 hrs a day 6.30 till 9.30am and i have a sitter in with her so she is never left for any more than an 1hr while I’m out shopping

    4. &imagine this& says:

      Put her in a crate when you leave, until she stops pottying in her crate. Or get a doggy door and a fenced in yard. Preferably a 7FT-8FT Kennel Suare Link Fence with a curb on the top, like we have. I love french Mastiffs. Beautiful dogs!

    5. canecorso says:

      I been through this countless times with different mastiff breeds. Its an easy fix..but you have be be consistent.

      Get a small wire kennel..so long as the dog can stand and turn around. Cramped but cozy.

      As she grows..you should upgrade the size of the wire kennel. Never leave the pup to roam free, until 100% broke, and free of chewing habits. I’ve kenneled mastiffs up to two years or more, when im out of the house depending on the dog. If not, you can be out thousands of dollars in property damage and/or injury or death of the animal!

      take her out 6x day..if possible..to the same place in the yard every time..on leash. When she voids reward with small slice of hotdog. It is normal for her to take more then 15 minutes at first.

      Show your approval/dissaproval verbally (never physically). Make your potty outings fun…not stressfull..take your time.

      Do not feed or water while kenneled…Do not feed or water before putting the dog in the kennel…only before your outings. Feed and water 2 hours before bed time…and the last thing you do before going to sleep is take the pup out…likewise..when you wake, take the pup outside.

      YOu can also stimulate voiding with proximal to distal circular massage of the abdominal region. I do this with all my pups after feeding when they are in thier "spot" in the yard. Then reward treat/verbal praise.

      The pup only gets play time and love AFTER full elemination. If none occurs, or if you are busy with other things..do not let the dog out to roam and play. This is psycologically important to the dog. She will associate freedom, fun, and companionship with her correct behavior.

      The animal should be fully trained under 1 year (w/less outings required)…When it comes to potty breaking… the problems typically occur through "operator error" i.e. owners not being consistent and using the right tools.

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