My puppy wont quit peeing in his cage?

Question by Cpt.TaylorBeth: My puppy wont quit peeing in his cage?
He is 9 weeks old and Ive had him for 2 weeks.
He is EXTREMELY smart so I dont understand why he doesnt respect his own den?
He will litterally pee and then lay down in it.

I take him out as soon as I wake up (earlier if he wakes up before me and whines)
I take him out 15 minutes after any playing or “training” we do.
I take him out about 20/30 minutes after eating and drinking.
And otherwise every 1 and a half or so.

EVERYTIME I take him out we walk around the neighborhood, its a good walk.
He usually goes pee about 2 times and poop.

I give him a treat upon entering his crate and praise him, and he has a few chew toys/bones for boredom.

When I can watch him attentively he gets to come out of his crate.

Ive done alot of research as to why a dog would be doing this and Ive done everything they say to do and not do. I dont rub his face in it bc it does nothing but embarrass them. I make his crate a happy place to be with the treats and the toys. I dont keep him all cooped up. I take him out probably more than enough, i praise him with a small treat and “good boy” when he “goes potty”. I use a spray thats supposed to take away the smell.

I just feel hopeless. Its SOO gross. And I feel like he will never learn. Im a mother of a toddeler so crate training is the ideal potty training method for me.
*idk if this matters but he is a husky/german shepard mix. From what ive read theyre supposed to care alot about their dens.
His crate is the right deminsions and he does NOT get water or food in his crate (except treats)
Thank yall. I will deffinatly ask my vet when i take him in for shots, and just keep in mind he’s a baby. NEW QUESTION:How long did it take yall to train your puppies? I know everyones is different but Im just curious?

Best answer:

Answer by The Other Joshâ„¢
You said that he is very smart. Maybe he’s smart enough to realize that every time he pees in his cage, he gets to come out of it.

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