Butter is peeing nearly everyday only at a certain time, help!
Butter is doing amazing with us. He never has any accidents in the house while we are around and he would probably sleep through the night if we let him (we take him out after about 5-6 hours).
But we've got one issue that we can't seem to figure out at all: everyday when my GF gets home from work at 5:30, he has peed in his crate. But he never does any other time except between 3PM-5:30PM.
To give you the schedule, we have a dog walker coming twice a day. I leave for work around 7:45AM and he's done his business outside no problem. Our dog walker gets there at 10:30AM and his crate is always clean. She lets him out for a walk and puts him back in. She comes back at 2:30PM and the crate is always clean. He has a play date usually with another dog so he can get some exercise and socialization. He always does his potty business during that time, including right before he goes back inside the crate around 3PM.
Then, sometime between then and 5:30 he pees.
We can't figure it out. We've stopped the play dates in case it was overexcitement and that didn't help. We've changed it to not a play date and just a walk with another dog and that didn't help. We've gone from 2 feedings a day (morning and night) to allowing for a snack mid-day in case it was a hunger thing, but that didn't help.
One time the dog walker came back at 4:30PM just to see if it would help, and the crate was clean, he was let out, and there were no accidents when my GF came home. But all that does is remove the ammunition, not solve the problem.
Is it that he's upset he's been in his crate all day? We've seen him "act out" in the crate before and pee when he wasn't happy. Is he just so hungry by that time that he pees?
We don't know what to do, any help is appreciated!
Last edited by elonepb; 10-24-2013 at 08:32 AM.
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Re: Butter is peeing nearly everyday only at a certain time, help!
It's not an excitement thing, she can hear him crying as she walks up to the door of the apartment. We could try her coming an hour later to see if that helps, it certainly can't hurt. Butter is about 4.5-5 months now. The crazy thing is he never does it at any other time. On weekends if we go out to dinner, he's great. We've left in the evening for 4 hours and he's great.
Originally Posted by ddnene
It's just this one random 2.5 hour period of time that he decides he has to pee. I really don't think it's a "can't hold it" thing and more of an acting out, but I can't figure out what it is that's making him upset.
I'm not OCD....now who moved my bulldog?