I sympathise with this as our puppy was getting into the same habit although she is only 15 weeks. We have had new wooden flooring put down on Monday so we needed to stop this habit as soon as possible. We had originally been using puppy pads and soon realised that we were providing a place to pee on the floor and Lois thought this was the place to pee. I had always been against crates thinking it was cruel to put a puppy in a cage but I bought one as a lat resort. I have to admit I am a total convert. Lois absolutely loves her crate and sees it as her den. She happily goes in it at night time and will sleep 8 hours and no accidents. I would definitely recommend getting a crate just big enough as a bed so no room to walk around in it and pee (a dog wont soil its bed). Obviously the dog will have to be trained to use it by feeding treats and chew toys inside the crate and making it their comfy space. We don't leave lois in her crate for long periods during the day but it is very helpful overnight and when the workmen were laying our new flooring.
Sally (Blenheim) 01/02/07
Lois (Tricolour) 25/09/08