Hi! About a month ago, my husband and I adopted a 3 month old wheaten terrier. We started crate training her right away and she really seems to like her crate. Every night she sleeps in her crate and can pretty much make it the whole night (10pm-7:30am) with the exception of maybe 2-3 nights per week where we have to let her out to pee (she'll start whining.) I primarily work from home so I am with her throughout the day and she is un-crated. On the occasion I have to leave to go to the office - maybe 2-3 hours at a time - I put her in her crate with a frozen stuffed kong and leave. I always come back to a pee mess! I don't know why she can't seem to hold it for the 2-3 hours I am gone when she can basically hold it the whole night. Is this a separation anxiety thing? If anyone knows wheaten puppies - it is not a pretty sight when they pee and lay in it (they have thick, long hair that gets matted and crusty when wet with pee). Not to mention she stinks! I feel like I'm giving her a bath almost daily. How do we make this stop? I'm starting to have anxiety when I leave the house. She is about 4 months old now. I've tried walking her right before I put her in there to tire her out, leaving the radio on, putting my shirt in the crate, putting a fake heartbeat stuffed animal in the crate- nothing seems to stop her from peeing in there! And yes, she has basically done this since we got her. In fact, she used to pee and poop in there until we trained her to go outside - now she just pees in there no poop (thank god.) It's odd that it only happens when we physically leave the house. My husband is against the idea of putting her in a room with her crate and laying down papers. He thinks this will ultimately train her that it's ok to pee on papers in the house. Any other advice would be much appreciated!