Me and my GF got a pug puppy about a month ago. He's currently about 18 weeks old. For the most part he's a great dog, but there are a few issues that hopefully he will outgrow.
Our biggest concern is housebreaking. Overall it's going very well. He seems to know that outside is for doing his business and to hold it indoors. His schedule consists of:
6am: We take him out and feed him
7:15am, we place him in the crate after taking him out once more and go to work.
1pm: My gf comes home on her lunch break and takes him out to go.
5pm: I come home, take him out and he's out for the rest of the night till about 10pm.
Lately though he's begun peeing in his crate. My gf comes home at 1 to find he's pee'd. He's only recently started doing this. Before this week he held it no problem. Any ideas why he's suddenly doing this? The space in the crate is only large enough for him to lay down, but he's on a doggie bed. Could the bed be soaking up the pee enough so he doesn't have to "deal with it"? Should we take the bed out so he's forced to deal with the mess he's made?
Any ideas on how to get him to stop this new and sudden behavior will be greatly appreciated.