Hello all, I have a frustrating issue.
When my SO and myself merged he brought a boxer who’s normal a pretty good dog. He wasn’t good at dog training and her potty training was not consistent when he had her so she would pee on the floor if left alone.
It’s been 2 years and she still isn’t house broke. Dog is now 8. Once this week and once last week the cats woke her up early and she got up and peed on the floor. She knows it’s wrong. If she pees on the floor she will then hide (to the point of not wanting her breakfast) so you know what happened immediately.
I make sure that she goes out right before bed time and as soon as I wake up and I wake up at the same time every day, but when the cats want breakfast early and wake her up that’s when she just immediately pees on the carpet. My SO is out of town and so far she’s peed on the floor once a week while he’s been gone because he’s usually the one that makes her stay in bed.
Are there any solutions? My SO doesn’t want to crate her at night but I’m tired of cleaning up dog pee any time she gets up early. After an incident he will agree to crate her at night for a week but he likes her in bed and thinks she’s sad in her crate so he will then let her out and she’s good for a period. I’m WFH and she’s not crated when I’m home and sleeps all day, I make sure she goes out every 2 hours. When I’m off work she’s outside with me in the barn.
Once when he was home with her he came home from running an errand and didn’t let her out when he got back so she went into another room while he was there and she peed so she doesn’t come “ask” to be let out.