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Hard time crate training
Hi! We have a 6 month old Havanese and are having the hardest time crate training him. We rescued him at 5 months old; at that point he was living in a cage where he (we are assuming) ate/slept/used the bathroom. We've been pretty successful with housebreaking him, but he still goes to the bathroom in his crate. We've tried everything- giving him a very small space to sleep in, not feeding him 3 hours before crate time, etc., but we still come home to an accident. In the middle of the night I get up every 2 hours or so to let him out of his crate, but by the time we get up around 5:00am there's an accident. He seems to have no problem sleeping in it, which is weird to us since our Australian Shepherd was crate trained in about a week. My husband and I are out of the house from about 8am-4pm, and our dog walker comes at 12:30/1, so he isn't going an absurd amount of time without bathroom breaks.
Any help/suggestions would be appreciated. Also, he's eating his poop, so we'd like to stop that too. Thanks!