Oakley is a year and a half old now (time really flew) and I don't know if this is an issue but it has become one for me. Ever since being a puppy Oakley needs to get up once in the middle of the night to pee AND poop. He goes pee before bed (10:30) and many times refuses to poop no matter how long I walk him…and he goes pee and poop again at 7 or 8 am!
Problem with this is I have to walk him since I don't have a yard and he is the type of dog that prolongs walks for walks sake..if I try to keep him in bed I inevitably wake up to a poop and pee on the kitchen floor. Is it normal for some dogs to have less of a "hold time"? Is this something I'm going to have to put up with until I get a yard or is there something I can do like cutting of water at night? I get home at 6pm, immediately leash and walk him where we pee and poop and stay out for an hour or so. Come home to eat 1/4 cup, one hour later we go out to pee then out again before bed to get in another pee and hoping for a poop...then resting in bed until bedtime....he wakes up sometimes around between 3-4-AM but mostly at 6 to go. There are times I don't even hear he's gotten Out of bed. I get up at 7 or 8 depending on the day and we leash immediately to go out.
A little frustrating as I thought he'd outgrow this