Our 4 month old mutt puppy that we have had for 2 weeks has developed a habit of going #2 in it's crate. So much so that I believe she thinks that is where she is supposed to do it. She, Josie, goes to the door for #1 but #2 continues to be a problem.
Josie is small and will remain small, 5lb maybe. Anyway her crate is actually a small pet carrier and she poops in it every single night. We take away her food 4-5 hours before bedtime and take her outside several times before bed in hopes she'll #2 but she rarely does. Being a very small dog her crate may be a little larger than what she should have but it is the smallest we could find.
Any thoughts on how to correct this behavior?