Not on account of any skill of my own, Eko never once went to the bathroom in his crate as a puppy. It seems like every dog is born with at least one innate skill (loose leash walking, fetch, etc) that they know without any instruction from our end. With Eko, he always knew when he wanted to go out and he knew exactly how to get his point across. To this day Eko has the subtlety of a canon ball when he wants to go out. Here are just a few moves from his vast repertoire-
Some things never change I guess! Does your dog have any funny mannerisms to let you know it’s time to go out?