I'm hoping for some guidance and encouragement. I have a 5 1/2 month old male miniature poodle who is not yet potty trained. I've had him since 11 weeks of age. Recently he went 3 weeks with no accidents and then I eased up on monitoring him and he peed right at the door last week. Since then, he is back on strict schedule and all eyes on deck watching him. Last night he peed in the living room but since I watch him 100% of the time, I caught him in the act and rushed him outside where he finished peeing. He is crate trained and that helps along with regular feeding times. We have a bell at the door which he rings for pooping but rarely for peeing. I use praise and treats for rewards and he goes to same spot. He rarely drinks water during the daytime but in the evening he drinks lots and lots. Then wants to pee huge volumes and very frequently b/w 7:45pm and 8:45pm. He had his urine tested for infection and all is well so no issues there. My friend who used to be a vet tech noticed his huge drinking and excessive peeing last night and mentioned perhaps having blood work done or X-ray of bladder b/c she considers this abnormal. I've already had his urine tested and he holds it all night for 8-9 hours. I actually have to wake him up and encourage him to come out of his crate in the morning.......doesn't seem to be a morning puppy. ha ha. I do notice that bones and chewies cause him to drink lots of water and I tend to give him those each evening so perhaps I could try to not do that as much. During the day, I let him out for potty at 7am right when I leave for work. Then he is in his crate until 10am when the neighbor takes him out. Then I come home at 11:30am let him out and feed him and out again. Then neighbor takes him out again at 2pm. Then I come from work at 3:30 and take him out again. Is this too much time? Should I skip the 10am potty break so he can learn to hold his bladder longer? Again, I don't have issues except in the late evenings. Perhaps I should alternate b/w outside and crate time from 7:45 to 8:45pm since that's like the danger zone time. Any insight would be helpful. Perhaps he is too young or I expect too much too soon. Please help! I was up most of the night so frustrated over this!