I have a nine month old lab, who stays in the crate while I go to work. When I come home he has relieved himself (both ways) inside the crate. I am trying to get some advice on when I should feed him and what I can do to come home to a clean crate.
Nine months old and still pooping and peeing in the crate is not a good thing. How long is he left in there? Can you provide some info. on his backround before you got him, and what you have done to house train him so far?
I agree with Laura. That is just too long for the little fella to hold it. Someone who can walk him for you would be great! If that's not possible, can you possibly put him in a room (kitchen, laundry, etc.)? You can close the room off with a baby gate and put puppy pads down for him to use. While outdoor training is the most desirable, if you don't have an exterior door with a doggie hole that leads to a secure, fenced area, the puppy pads may be your only relief to cleaning up the mess.
It's cruel to keep a dog locked in a cage all day. Put up an x-pen, attached to a crate.put papers down in the x pen in case of accidents.Then he has an option that won't make him poop in his bed.This is effective. have someone come walk him a couple times a day.If this is an ongoing problem you may have to start from square one. go back to new puppy basics. take him out every couple hours. It may be better for the dog if he is at a friend's or relative's while you are at work. You cannot keep water away from him all day. he always needs water. every time the dog has to stay in his mess it weakens his clean den instinct until he just doesn't care anymore. That clean instinct is what helps you train the dog, because he doesn't want to lay in his mess.
Accidents can also be a product of separation anxiety.
I agree with yall thats cruel to leave him that long and not exspect him to mess I have a 5mnth old pit pup and shes crate trained and i only leave her for 5 hrs at once and have no mess you ought to on lunch break go check on him and let him out.
Not all the bully breeds are mean.Dont let them band our babys,They are lovable family members.
I have a 5 month old BullMastiff and I have the same problem she is in her crate during the day for 8 1/2 hours. I was going home at lunch and letting her out and when I got home after work there would still be messes. The crazy thing is 99% of the time she doesn't do this at night so I think it's just a control issue for now. If I were you I would have vet look at you dog and see if there might be an issue.