We are trying really hard to housetrain Stella (almost 5 months old). When we first brought her home, she threw tantrums in the crate and would pee. (Lots of screaming and a puddle, even if she'd just gone potty outside.) Now she loves her crate, races down the hall to go night-night, and never whines at all. I take her out after 20-30 minutes of playing inside, immediately when she wakes up or gets out of the crate and about 10 minutes after getting a drink. Almost always I watch her to make sure she goes. Every now and then, she will pee just a little in it though. Last week I was working with her on a leash outside for about 45 minutes, she started really trying to jump in the back of my car, immediately (before I could latch the crate door) when I put her in the crate that is in the car she pee'd. Last night she was playing in the living room, I put her outside for about 15 minutes while I put the kids to bed, and within 5 minutes of coming back in she walked to her cushiony bed by the couch and went all over it. She doesn't have a UTI and has pretty good potty skills. She just seems to like a bed that smells like pee. Any ideas??? I thought dogs don't like to go where they sleep...doesn't seem to bother her a bit! When she has an accident we use Natures Miracle, so I don't think residual odor is the problem. I'm getting really tired of wasting $ on new beds for her to use as a toilet. Very frustrated....