Help - crate and house training
I have a 5 month old Red Nose Female, I got here when she was 14 weeks old. Shes just beginning to understand house training with fewer accidents inside the house but the biggest issue is the crate training. No matter if I take her out and make sure she goes to the bathroom she will go in her kennel, and she seems to be un-phased by sitting in her own poop and pee because she will step in it, smash it down, sit in it.. and its awful. I have tried leaving her in it for a few hours in her kennel to get here to stop, disciplining her, nothing seems to work.
I work 9-6 and I take her out before work twice, and when i come home for lunches. Im at a loss and I hate to keep giving her baths because it makes her skin irritated but I can just leave her with fur covered in her own pee and poop. If you have any tips, struggled with this with your own puppies please, help me!