Originally Posted by Justicemom
if your puppy does not go when your her out, you need to take her back out again in 5-10 minutes and repeat until she does her business. When you bring her back in and she does not do her business you have to put her someplace that you can see her and scoop her up and take her out right away. DO not leave her if you know she has not gone and she should have. That is how people teach their dogs to do the very behavior you are afraid of.
If she does not go and you know she has to go and you leave her and she has an accident you are teaching her that when she can't hold it any longer just go. She is 13 weeks old, she has alot going on and just because she seemed to get it once doesn't mean she had a clue. She has not been alive on this planet long enough to have developed any habits.
I don't consider a puppy housetrained until I have had no accidents for 6 months straight. If there is an accident your dog is not trained, the clock starts over and you need to up your monitoring and go back to doing what you did the day they come home. That is why people have such problems with housetraining, they get a weeks of success and they relax.
O.K., the plot thickens. She is now pooping in her crate. I took her out three times giving her some time to do her business, then back in her crate. I then watched her for a tell tell sign that she had to go and she pooped in her crate right in front of me; unfortunately I wasn't fast enough to scoop her up before she eliminated.
I am wondering is she is doing this to get out of the crate.