I have a 7 week old yellow lab that I picked up last week (6 weeks old). The issue I am having is that when I put her in her kennel for the night she doesn't make it till I get up with her again. Here is my routine with her. I take water away between 7:30 & 8:00. She goes out at 11 p.m. and back into her kennel. I get up 2.5 - 3 hrs later and she has had an accident but she will go till 6 without another accident. I am confused as to how she can go longer after the first time out but can't make it the shorter amount of time. I have tried getting up a little earlier but she will pee when she sees me.
She is out most of the day playing with my other dog and the kids and has only had two accidents in the week I have had her. I am having my wife keep her in her kennel more during the day to help instill a sense of this is her place. I have read somewhere to put a little food in there so we are trying that too. I understand she is very young but I don't want her to get used to peeing in her kennel. Any help you can give me is greatly appreciated. She is doing very good on learning sit, come, leave it and fetch it up already so she is very trainable.