We adopted Winnie in September. She is 4 years old. She took to us and the house very quickly. We have three issues going on that we could use advice.
1. When she is left alone: When we are not home, Winnie seems more comfortable in her crate. She has her own bedroom, her crate is in there and we keep the crate door open for her so she can go in and out of it. The problem is that we can not put anything down in the crate to make it more comfortable for her, or give her a bed in the room because she will pee on it. No matter if she is alone for 1 hour or 5 hours, she will always pee on anything we give her when she is alone. She also has no problem laying in her pee. When we are home, she sleeps on her beds around the house and never has an accident.
2. Going to the bathroom- Winnie has to go constantly. She also doesnt like to pee and poop on the same trip out, so she will do one, come back in, then want to go out again within 30 minutes to do the other. We walk her each time (no fenced in yard) I never rush her and stay outside trying to get her to do both but she rarely does. She has been tested for UTI and stones, everything came back fine.
3. Sleeping at night- she refuses to sleep through the night. She has her own bed in our room. She wakes up every single night, multiple times and walks around the room trying to wake us up. She will either want food- (second you open bedroom door she runs to where her food is kept) or she wants to go outside to the bathroom. We don't give her water after 9 to eliminate her havng to pee and it doesn't work. She is not under fed at all- she has gained weight since we got her in September. We would prefer not to seperate her from us at night by putting her in another room so we are trying to figure out what's going on. We did try putting her crate in our room, but without being able to put a pad in it, she walks around and you hear her nails all night on the plastic crate floor.
We need the dog whisperer!!