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Crate all night or continue using open crate with ex pen
Hi all! I need some advice. I am curious on now what to do. Max sleeps in his crate at night with his door open to his ex pen. At night he leaves his ex pen and pees and poops on a potty pad. I am curious as to what the next step should be. I am at a crossroad in regards to ridding the potty pads and getting him fully trained. He relies on them too much and it's time to slowly become a bigger boy. His main issue is not being able to hold it longer than 15 mins. I think his issue with not holding it comes down to the freedom I have given him with his ex pen at night. I need him to start holding it longer (more than 15 mins).
Do I close his crate at night? I worried he will go back to peeing in his crate. I have placed the spacer in there and he only has enough room to sit, stand and lay.
Please help. He is 5 months now and should be able to hold it longer than 15 to 30 mins.