Guest hankthetank Posted August 11, 2015 Share Posted August 11, 2015 Hi Everybody, We've had Hank about 9 months now. When my wife & I would leave for work, we always crated him. A couple months ago he actually dismantled his crate from the inside out. When we came home he was laying on his bed sleeping. We got the message loud & clear so since then we took down the crate & have been leaving him in the livjng room, radio on, with his basket on (we have a cat that he's not entirely at peace with yet). No problems, everything had been rosy for about a month & a half. Starting a couple weeks ago, he started peeing in the house when we were gone (he never even attempts it when we are around). At first it would be once a week in the same spot. Now it has become every other day & in different places. I always let him out to go right before I leave (and he always does). We are both teachers so his routine changes quite a bit when we are on summer vacation. We're obviously home much more but with school starting back up in a couple weeks, I fear that this is going to be something that we will come home to every day. I REALLY don't want to put him back in his crate again for safety purposes. What do we do here? How do we control a behavior that only happens when we aren't around? Particularly one that has started within the last month? He just had shots, a physical, the whole 9 yards, so I'm fairly certain it's not health related. The markings are always on walls, furniture, etc. never just a puddle on the floor. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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