I have a yellow lab who is almost a year old. We got her when she was about 12 weeks old and she had been with her mother in a kennel that was outside and had a concrete floor. We had a terrible time house training her but she is very good about ringing the bell at the front door when she needs to go outside. Now the problem. We keep her in the crate during the night to sleep and she usually does well then but during the day when we are at work or we leave for a few hours, she pees in her crate and lies in it. No rhyme or reason to it. We always potty her before we put her in there and I come home on my lunch hour every day to let her out to potty. I don't know if this behavior continues because she was in the concrete kennel for too long where they pottied and slept or what! It is driving me crazy and we are almost to a breaking point with her. Otherwise she is a very loving, gentle dog and wants so badly to please us. Anyone have any ideas?