Adopted an 18 month old Maltese Male. We have him crated. From the crate we take him straight out side to relieve himself and give him the command to go to the bathroom. He just sits there very disinterested. Last week it looked like we had a break through. He did go and we praised him and rewarded him but that lasted a day or two and now its back to him holding it in until he pees outside his crate when we open it to take him out because he can no longer hold it in. We have another dog that we have had 8 years and she learned very quickly. I tried to move his spot over a little because someone told me he may not want to go where my older dog goes but nothing. He poops with no problem it's just the peeing. 7 weeks have pasted and I am beside myself and have run out of patience.