I've read some really great advice on this site, and am hoping some of you can offer some to me.
I am the very proud owner of a 3 month old shorthair that I've had since he was 7 weeks. He is well behaved, potty training is going well, and overall, he is an excellent pup in excellent health.
About 2-3 times a week, when I get home (at lunch or at the end of the day), he has peed his crate (on the towel I leave in there for comfort)- at what point in the day I'm not 100% sure. Other than that, he never pees in it. I think it may be some anxiety from me leaving, but he is also so small he may not have great bladder control yet.
I have been crate training him since I got him, and for the most part he is comfortable in his crate. The only time he doesn't like it (that I know) is when I have to put him in there to do some housecleaning, or eat dinner. I've followed the crate training suggestions closely - not giving him too much space, giving him a kong to play with, making sure he pees before going in there, restricting water before going in the crate, etc. During the week, I work 8-5 - I come home for work at noon to let him out, pee and play. A neighbor lets him out at 10:00 and 3:00 to pee and play; so he is let out about every 2 hours.
Has anyone else experienced this? Do you have any advice? Is it something he will grow out of? I am concerned that he may make a habit of peeing in his crate.