Is it normal for my puppy to "mess" in his crate?
I heard that dogs don't like to "mess" where they live if its only enough room for them. my puppy freaks out and shreds the newspaper in the bottom of the tray and pees everywhere and poops in it, then since it's not like he keeps it in one corner there's no room for him, so he ends up having no room in there for him and he steps in it and sits in it and sometimes lays in it, then when we come back and let him out we have a huge mess to clean up then we have to take the cage to the car wash to clean in because its that bad then on top of all that we have to bathe a smelly, waste covered puppy! how can we get him to stop this? it's very annoying and too much work! also it's not good on his behalf because if he keeps it up we may be forced to get rid of him! :'(