I have a 11 week old 3lb / 12 inch long pomeranian puppy, who I'm indoor training using a crate and pee pads placed about 10ft away. I'm following all of the usual instructions to the T. I don't leave him in the crate for more than an hour unless he's napping. I log his eating, pooping, and peeing schedule, and keep everything as consistent as I can from my end. I'm very rewarding when he goes on the pad. I've set up a spacious long term kennel, as well as a crate that is sized just enough for him to fit in. I monitor him closely, and see if he's sniffing the floor, and possibly squatting. The problem I have is that unless I see he has the urge to go because he's sniffing the floor, or it's about that time, he will not go to the pee pad by himself (even though it's 10 ft away and in front of him). What's even more challenging is this scenario- I see that he has to go. I carry him to the pee pad. He doesn't go. I wait patiently for a while, sometimes up to an hour. He still won't go. The second I leave, he walks off the pee pad, waits until I'm away, and then pees elsewhere. If I carry him back from the pee pad after he's refused to pee/poop and go straight to his crate (which is sized 13 inches and just enough for him to fit), he will either hold it, or (on a couple of occasions) poop inside his tiny crate. The denning concept isn't working entirely. The only time he successfully goes on the pee pad, is when I take him from the crate because he can't possibly hold it any longer, put him on the pee pad, block his attempts to exit the pee pad, and then he will pee or poop on there. And yes, I then shower him with praises and rewards. Please help. This has become an 80 hour a week job, and I'm at the edge of my senses. My sleep is pretty much gone. I work from home. I don't know how this would be if I didn't.