I'm mildly irritated at this. I have a dog who is quasi/semi/somewhat housebroken. He's fine in the house, stays out of trouble and when he needs to go he gets up and goes to the door. If I see him, I let him out and all is right with the world. If I don't see him, his next move is not to come get me, not to bark, not to scratch the door, or hold it, his next move is to find a spot far from his crate and pee on the floor. I know I could train him to bark, scratch, ring a bell, etc..., but this doesn't solve the main problem. If I'm not there to let him out, he pees on the floor. I know he has no problems holding it because I can put him in his crate (a crate that's much larger than what he needs) and he'll hold it for 8-9 hours straight with no problems. He won't do the thing where a dog will pee in one side of the crate and sleep in the other (although he has plenty of room to do this). The problem seems to be that if he has to go and can't get anyone to let him out that he pees in the house. How can I get him to hold it in the house the way he holds it in his crate?