Pees right when Im at her crate
So I have a beautiful pup, she just hit 12 weeks this past weekend. I've had her for a month now and potty training hasn't been the worse but I just think it shouldn't be going on anymore. Yes, I understand she is only 3 months, accidents will happen; but at 8 weeks, she was already able to hold her pee for hours. I was following what everyone else said, take her out 15-30 mins after eating/drinking but she wouldn't go. So I increased the time and found at she was able to hold it for 4 hours before needing to go (timed when she started the pee dance). Now, she is able to hold it at least 9 hours while I'm away. The problem I have is, she doesn't start to pee until I walk up to her crate. I had her crate in the bedroom and moved it to the living room to be able to get out the door as fast as possible. I prepare the slip leash before I leave for work, again trying to cut any additional time. The leash is necessary because I live in an apartment, and she will end up going the first place that she stops. Her ears are already standing firm up so as soon as I unlock the door, I can hear her going crazy in the crate, and I even tried covering it so she couldn't see me coming up. I really don't know what else to try, I read somewhere to not make it the first thing I do, but she already holding it 9 hours, anymore is basically intentionally animal cruelty.
So crate training is not really the issue, she understands that she doesnt want to pee where she sleeps. But either goes as I'm walking up or putting the leash around her. Any suggestions please