Ok, so we've had my puppy Gucci for about 5 1/2 weeks now and she's absolutely wonderful. She is a Black and tan Coon Hound mix and is 4 1/2 months old. I put her in her crate whenever I go out. She doesn't like to go in it any other time then when I have a stuffed Kong to go in there w/ her. She has slept on a blanket next to my bed since about the 3rd day we had her and never has accidents or even has to go out until I wake up in the morning. She goes to the bathroom outside though she has only signalled to us on her own once or twice to take her out. I know she has seperation anxiety when I leave b/c even when the rest of the family is home and I go out she scratches on the door for a long time to try to find me. I never make a big deal about leaving. I've had dogs all my life and the last one I also crate trained w/out incident. Here's the thing - whenever I leave her in the crate I come home to find her legs, feet and tail all wet. Sometimes there are a few drops of water in there but no big puddles. I'm assuming she's peeing in there. It really makes no sense though b/c I always make sure I've taken her out, and I always clean her crate w/ Nature's Miracle just in case there's some pee scent. Even when I have left her w/ a white towel in there it is always all chewed up and wet but it doesn't look yellow like pee. I just don't get it! She holds it literally from 10pm at nite until 6 am or 8pm on the w/e's! Dogs don't like to go to the bathroom where they are hanging out for crying out loud! We have made sure all along that the crate is sized just enough for her to turn around comfortably and no bigger. Part of me wonders if she is chewing on herself out of frustration, but that is too weird. Our video camera is broken otherwise I would have taped her. I just don't know what's going on or what else I can do about it. Any suggestions?