This issue is not actually with our regular-dog walker, but the dog-walker's boss who walked our dog today. We own a 6 1/2 month old pug named Bunk. He is crazy and weird and we love him to death. :mrgreen: Today, I received a text from our dog-walker's boss (he owns the dog-walking business) saying that he expanded the barrier in Bunk's crate in order to give him more space, explaining that Bunk looked cramped. We had planned on giving Bunk more room in his crate, but were unsure since he peed in his crate the last time he did so. I felt kind of strange about this man increasing Bunk's space without our permission, but trusted his decision since he seemed like a very knowledgable individual the few time I had the chance to meet him. When we came home, Bunk's crate was full of pee and had beed expanded by about twice the area. I called the dog-walker from that day and asked him if he thought it was the best decision, to which he replied by saying that Bunk looked "tormented" in his crate and that continuing to leave him in such a small space would be "tortue." I felt these comments were an indirect insult towards my girlfriend an me and felt as if I had done harm to my puppy. He then recommended that we find more time for Bunk during the day to get out and pee, which would mean one of us coming home during the day or us spending more money for a second daily visit. We currently leave the house around 6:45 am, have his regular walker come by around 12:00 pm, and return by around 5:00 pm to take him out. The last time Bunk had any issues peeing in the crate was around a month ago when his space was increased. I just called our local PetSmart (we know and trust a lot of the people there), and they said that Bunk should have just enough room in his crate to lie down, which is what we have been told several times by several people, and that that is the best way to crate train. The dog-walker seems to think he needs about double the space he currently has, as well as two visits in between us leaving and coming home from. work. I would love to have Bunk go out twice while we're at work, but we simply can't afford it. Does he really need more time out? Are we not giving him enough space in his crate? I want to do what is right for Bunk, but I feel a little uncomfortable about this situation.