Originally Posted by ezracurrier
Well its difficult to keep him in my room because I have a 5 level split and my room is on the top floor, so when he does have to go, he never makes it into the backyard and he was making a habit of just pooping in my room a lot (Seeing as whereever I keep him I have to spend a ton of time there) he stays in the livingroom so I can just go out into the backyard in a matter of seconds with him and he's made great strides with not going in the house during the day, he's even starting to go to the door. At night I take him out several times but he seems so preoccupied with going back into the house and walking around and not being in his kennel that he doesn't even bother going to the washroom. I also make sure to walk him at least twice a day and give him tons of exercise. I also try to feed him at 4:30 and put him to be at 10:30 so he has enough time to get everything out.
He's 3 months old.. What kind of dog is he? If he's a moderately sized dog, grab him and CARRY him outside. Having your baby sleep out in the living room is not a good thing. He's feeling alone and in result is displaying behaviors that you don't like.. Such as.. Pooping in his crate. If his house training is going good, then this issue is based on the dog being alone.
His last potty break for the night, you might need to check to see if he potties... That means you need to go outside with him. I taught my pup a very valuable command... "GO POTTY". Anytime I took her outside, that's all I said... "go potty" When she went potty, she got lots of praise. She is now trained to go potty on command. You may want to introduce that to your puppy.
Also.. Since his potty training is going good. You may want to consider the fact that maybe your puppy grew up in a dirty environment. Puppies that grew up in dirty environments don't know how to stay clean. He's doing a good job while you're there... But when you're not, he's failing. Which is why he needs you by his side. You NEED to put that crate in your room. The min you hear him moving around or wimpering... Out you go. If you catch him before he starts, he will quit. You may also want to clean his crate out real good. Don't use bleach, bleach doesn't get rid of the smell... Use a enzyme based product, such as Nature's Miracle. It kills the smell so that the dog cannot smell its own potty in its den. If it smells like he can go potty in the crate, he will continue to do it.