I am a newbie!! so very slow at this! Hi everyone We have had our gorgeous working cocker puppy for a week now. We are loving him up, but need some advice on messing in his crate. On the advice of the breeder, we are crating him for an hour, then out for 20 - 30 mins, then back in again for an hour and out again for 20 - 30 mins. Repitition, repitition, repitition apparently :smilewinkgrin: This is working well, he seems happy as we also feed him in his crate and it's all cosy and snuggly with vet bed and toys. But, he wee's and poos in it. I am aware that puppies bladder and bowel are not mature enough to hold it for long, but I am a bit worried that he is going to think that it is ok to mess his bed?? He doesn't poo in it in the day, but he does wee in it during that hour. He has poo'ed in it during the night though. 7 -8 hours is a long time. Obviously, he isn't getting told off for messing, so will he still learn to not mess in his bed if we continue to praise him for going outside?