Please help again ladies.
Hi Josie....well Rudi is still young, and I know it's annoying when they urinate in their crate.
Josie, I just wanted to say that if she's food-motivated, keep a little bag of her very favorite treat (can even be bits of hot dog, bacon, etc.) and reserve that for treating her when she potties outside. Praise her like she's just won a gold medal while she's going outdoors, and have a treat ready for her as soon as she's done. Pair that up with Laura's suggestion of taking her out to the same spot every time, just to help reinforce it as a specific behavior. She's not really going to learn "right" from "wrong" when it comes to housebreaking, it's more about her learning what makes you happy and/or learning what gets her something she loves...attention and treats. Some dogs will do anything for their favorite treat, so if she leans that way it could be a great help in motivating her to go outdoors.
Rudi outgrew having accidents in her crate as she is now over 13 months old.
If I had laid down foil, even now, she would be trying to eat it as she would try to chew puppy pads or if she got hold of paper towel or anything on the floor is fair game.
Now she stays dry up to 10 hrs overnight.
I bought the crate new.
First off..............make sure the crate is "just" large enough to fit her - DO NOT constantly take her out - set a time table.