Hey everyone, I haven't posted here in awhile, our girl is 6 years old but 6 months ago we adopted a 6 month old boy from a Rescue. He was apparently left for so long crated I think on someones porch? I don't know all the details but they rescued him from those people and he was so skinny. He had potty issues when we got him, and seemed to improve but he still pees in his crate. He's only in there at night from about 10:30-7:00 and for 3 hours max in the day. I think its an issue from his past that he's okay with pee because he will lay in a dried pee puddle on the patio outside (he will poop in the grass/rocks but will also pee on the top step by the door and on the patio), and he will run outside with a toy, drop it, pee and get it on the toy then pick it up with his mouth like nothing happened! His other issue is he completely destroys blankets in his crate, and I hate not giving him anything, he whines and looks so uncomfortable. We cannot trust him out of the crate, he will eat the couch and destroy anything and everything and he eats socks and things. So he gets crated if we cannot watch him. Im dreading opening our pool up for summer because I know if we take our flip flops off, put goggles by the side of the pool, pool noodles, floats, as soon as we are swimming and not looking he will take off and chew them to pieces. We have tried a spray bottle, telling him No, trying to leave a leash on him but its hard to not be able to turn your head for 30 seconds without him getting into something!! Any advice? I feel like his first 6 months he didnt learn any manners or potty skills . He won't potty in the house anymore unless he's excited but he will where he lays. and he will go in his crate willingly at bedtimes or to chew a bone or kong. So he must see it as his den? Thanks for listening !!