I was told that Flick sleeps through the night, and the usually go to bed around 10 or 11 pm, but to listen for him whining...not so hard when the crate is right in the bedroom. Great! I didn't go to bed until almost midnight, took him outside where he peed and pooped. It was just about midnight when I put Flick in his crate. Around 5:15 this morning he was whining. I figured he heard the kids next door banging around getting ready for school, but I got up and took him outside anyway...he peed. Fast forward to just before 7am I hear him whining again. That's fine I'm usually up around then anyway to feed my girls breakfast and Elise says the boys eat between 7am-8am. No harm no foul, right? Ohhhhh no. I go to get Flick from his crate and there is pee and poop EVERYWHERE!!! Luckily not much got on him aside from his paws, but the crate, his blanket, parts of the WHITE carpet....ohhhh my gosh!!! It wasn't even explosive diarrhea or anything just normal poop smeared all over the front of the crate and onto the carpet, not the way I wanted to wake up after barely sleeping last night anyway!