As some of you may know, I have a 5 month old Lab mix puppy named Baloo. He is a great dog. Spunky, smart, easy to train... But he can't seem to stop using the bathroom in his kennel. He's done it since we got him at 11 weeks old and hasn't stopped. I figured it might just be a stage, but he is about to become an outside dog... He pees and poops in his kennel every single night, and almost anytime he is in there. (I clean up poop and pee 4-7 times out of his kennel daily.) He gets let outside a lot...so it's not like he doesn't have the chance to go. And we have a steady routine for potty breaks. We've tried making the kennel smaller, not feeding for at least 4 hours before bedtime, but he defies it all and keeps doing it. He's been to the vet and he has no medical problems, so I just don't get it. And, to add salt to the wound, he doesn't poop solidly in his kennel. His poop is solid when he is outside, but his poop is either very soft or straight liquid when he does it in his kennel. He also lays directly in it, so I always have to wipe him down. It's just getting frustrating and I don't know what to do. Cleaning up pee/diarrhea 4-7 times a day (and I've been doing it for months now) is just becoming unacceptable. I need help to figure this out, because my knowledge reaches its limit on this one. Thanks for any and all input, guys.