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Bailey is now almost 11 weeks. House training has been going fairly well. If we are watchful we can get away with 0-2 accidents per day. We're feeling good, since she started with several per day.

Here's the crazy thing. Last night she had like 7 accidents in a 4 hour stretch...not kidding. One came after only 15 from being left out. My wife and I were just floored with the whole event. It was not typical for Bailey and it didn't even seem like she had been drinking that much.
Normally we play with her (and did last night)...letting her out around 1/2 hour to 45 min. seemed to work fine. But for some reason, every time we turned around last night she went. Even if she had just been out.

What gives?

The only ideas we had were that she was in her crate through the day a little more than normal. I'm not exactly sure of the time, since I was at work, but I know it wasn't extreme.
 

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I would get her checked to make sure she doesn't have a UTI, that's what it sounds like to me. The vet will want a urine sample and an easy way is to put a pie pan (i.e. the throw away ones from the grocery store) underneath her right when she starts to pee. Otherwise the vet can take a sterile sample from her bladder if you're having trouble getting one.
 

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I figured that was the most popular answer. I talked to my wife already today and it sounds like things have been fine so far. Wouldn't a UTI keep the same behavior around for a while?
Any idea about how much a UTI test costs?
 

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Yes, I would think that she would be having accidents today too. I always like to rule out any possible medical problem first (I have a dog who had recurring UTI's as a puppy). However she is young, only 11 weeks, and you can't expect them to be perfectly housetrained for awhile. Did she drink a lot of water yesterday?

I had to look at her medical records, but at my vet (in MA) the cost of a complete urinalysis is $32.00
 

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Thank you very much for looking. I'll talk with my wife about how today went. We certainly don't think she should be perfectly trained, but going from 30-40 min. to 10-15 seemed strange. And the frequency last night was WAY up.
Not sure how much she drank through the day. My wife thinks that maybe the extra time in the crate caused her to drink a lot when she did come out...maybe that contributed.

If things are bad again today, I'll think about asking the vet for a test.
 

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Welcome to the forum,
I agree with marieb that if she keeps going more then normal, then I would have her checked out for an urinary infection. Maybe she just drank more than normal and is getting back on track with the potty training.
 

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My 10wk old female puppy started with increased frequency and then dribbling.We took her to the vet and she did have an UTI,so my advice is to really observe her and if you think things are not normal for her,take her in.My vet and breeder told me that UTI's are common in female pups.
 

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Are you letting her out or going out with her? If you're just letting her out, she may not be using that time to go to the bathroom.
 

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Well we have an appointment for tomorrow morning. It's very unusual for to go within 15-20 min of going outside. Seems to have continued today so I'm taking her in. I love this pup but man it's been like $300 in 4 weeks!
 

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I didnt have trouble potty training Zep (male), but i hear you loud and clear with the vet costs! Puppies are expensive! More so than i figured.

Zep had a laundry list of issues that horrified me (all within the 1st yr);
$ Mange (the one mothers pass to their puppies)
$ Neutering
$ Giardia (sp? tummy troubles)
$ Ate a corn cob (that one was a trip to the emergency vet, i was freaking out)
$ Growth on his head (vet said it could be cancer, removed it, it was not cancerous)
$$ Allergic reaction (hives, itching...another trip to the emergency vet... this particular one happened twice...spring and fall...it deserves two $)
$Second mysterious growth (didnt have this one taken off, it fell off...)

And, he is worth every penny! :)

Just didnt want you to feel alone in regards to the cost.

Hope Bailey is feeling better, please let us know how you make out at the vet.
 
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