I need HELP!! My husband and I have a 5 1/2 month old male Vizsla who was adopted from a breeder at 8 weeks. He is very sweet with lots of energy of course. We exercise him at least 3X a day with a 30-45 minute walk. We have had a very difficult time getting him potty trained and we are becoming very frustrated. We have been crate training him since he came home. My husband who works from home is with him all day and had him on a schedule since the day he arrived home. He gets up in the morning around 7:30, immediately takes him to pee, feeds Riley, walks him and then he is back in the crate until 11:00. Around 11:30 he gets up takes him to pee, feeds him lunch takes him for another walk and play time for about 2-3 hours and then back in the crate. By the time I get home which is around 5pm we get him out of the crate, take him to pee and then we play until 7pm. At 7:30 we feed him dinner and then take him for a 45-1 hour walk. Once we get back home he plays until about 9pm and then he is back in the crate. The problem is between the crating times he will not give us any clue that he has to use the bathroom and will squat anywhere. We watch him very closely and he is only allowed to be in our main living area with us and no where else in the house. He will even sometimes lift his leg and pee on my curtains. Unless we take him every 30 minutes voluntarily, he will not initiate any attempt at going to the door. We use the same door every time he goes out to pee and we constantly praise him once he has gone outside. We have even started using the bell method which has not worked. I don't know what else to do, I have spoken with my breeder and she told me that we need to leave him in the crate at 3-4 hour increments with only 1 hour out of the crate. We have started doing this, but it has not helped (maybe we haven't given it enough time). I know that he is still a "puppy", but shouldn't he at least start going to the door by now to let us know he has to pee? He will only use the bathroom outside if we voluntarily take him outside, not by his initiation. When he does "go" inside, I tell him "NO" and immediately take him outside and give him praise and a treat and tell him "good potty". My husband feels that he has to yell at him, which I have explained that is only going to hinder the process and make Riley fear my husband or even not trust him as a leader. We really do love our Vizsla and want him to do well we are just very frustrated and not really sure what else to do. Any suggestions would be great and appreciated.