My 8 week old German shepherd is being crate trained with us right now. We have had her almost a week and I think things are going well. My expectations are not too high as she is still very young.
She is happy to be left in her crate overnight without us there. She does not whine much at all.
Right now we are crating her only at night. We get up every 2 hours or so to let her out pee outside.
The problem is that she has had three nights where she goes to the toilet in her crate at the opposite corner to where she sleeps. ( we made it as small as we could for her to fit her size but there is still space for her to sit in one end and be able to pee in the other end it seems).
Initially she seemed to be able to hold her per for about 4-5 hours at night and be fine ( the first two nights with us she had no accidents).
But now she had had quite a few in a row. I am worried she is learning it's ok to pee in there. Which we don't want at all obviously.
I don't know anyone else who had crate trained a puppy before so I am just looking for confirmation that we are doing things correctly, or if not then how we can improve to stop her peeing in her crate at all.