Puppy pees in crate - and it's getting worse
I have a 4 month old kuvasz puppy that I have had since she was 8 weeks old. She pees in her crate when she's left even less than an hour. At night she sleeps in the bedroom with the door closed and is fine for 7 or 8 hours. I take her out immediately on leash, she goes. We go back in and I feed her after I get dressed, take her out again and let her play with the other dog in the yard for a few minutes. Then I have a dog walker who takes her out with some other dogs for 2 or 3 hours so she can tire herself out. Usualy when I come home from work, she's OK. But, the weekends and evenings are a nightmare. If I put her in the crate while I'm exercising, she pees. If I go to the store for an hour or two, she pees. I've been trying to avoid the crate but that doesn't work any better - I let her run around loose for an hour and find 3 different puddles. One night, I kept her on a leash right next to me while I was cooking dinner and looked over and there was a puddle. I take her out just about every hour when I'm home, although when she hangs out in the tv room with us, she usually chills out and is fine. I'm completely at a loss for what to do. She came from a good breeder, has a great disposition and is doing well in obedience class, but she's clearly got some issues and I have no idea what to do to correct this behavior. Any suggestions?