We have a 6 1/2 month English Bulldog. We have had him since he was 8 weeks old and have been crate training him ever since the first day. He still isn't completely potty trained, but this past weekend we steam cleaned our carpets to get all of the smell out so he wouldn't smell it anymore. I think it helped because all of a sudden this past week he has finally caught on to ringing the bell by the door to go out. BUT, now our problem is that all of a sudden within the past week and a half he now wets the crate when we are gone for a couple of hours and he wet the crate last night during the night (he hasn't done that for months). What do you think is wrong and what should we do??
If you're going out, bear in mind what he's had to eat and drink, and make sure you take him out a couple of times before you leave. Is his crate large? That could be another reason, or he can smell urine in it..have you cleaned it out thoroughly, as well as his bedding? If he's doing it in the night, maybe he just had too much to drink to hold it all night, since it has been so hot. You could try getting up and letting him out, and see if that makes a difference. Good luck with him.