Your husband is also right about the towel in the crate. We made this mistake as well. We have a 8 month old basset (who we are starting to wonder if she is a basset/beagle mix) and she would always pee in her crate at night as well. I always have a blanket/towel in there for her comfort. But, after reading somewhere that you shouldn't do this because the towel soaks in the wetness or they just kick it to the back we took it out and she stopped after a couple of times. Once completely house trained you can put it back in. We are still having housetraining problems at 8 months as well. Hang in there!