Originally Posted by susan davis
I wonder if this is starting a habit? I think I'd just tell her 'go to bed' and not get up. She is getting attention by waking up early. Saying this, I'd take her in for a check up at the vets first to make sure that there is nothing wrong. Better be safe than sorry.
This is what I'm thinking! Especially having a lot of time because I'm being woken up so early, lol.
I noticed that she'll only start as soon as she sees me move, as in turn my head or move my arm. This morning I woke up and only opened my eyes and laid still. She didn't even make a peep as soon as I moved she had started. I'm thinking it could be a habit.
But I found urine on the outside of her kennel on the floor. She's not peeing in the morning but she might be doing it at night or during the day. She gets left in at noon and get lets out at 5:30 ish. I know she's a small breed but she is getting older. I wonder if shes having trouble holding her pee for that long. I'm going to have the person who puts her in at noon put her on a dog diaper. And when I get home I'll see if she pees on herself (not literally)
If she does would it be "mean/cruel" to leave her on a a dog diaper between noon and until I get home. I'd be able to continue her dog diapers for as long as she needs it. If it's not that then I'll have to leave her out between those times and I don't want to do that to her. And the person who switches (my dogs don't get along with each other) my dogs can only do it once. Now of course that's the worst scenario.
But if it's not that then I truly believe it has become a habit, a bad one.