My dog Padfoot is just over 2 years old. She's potty trained, but lately she's been having this issue of piddling on the floor. She only does this when my husband is home. Here's the deal...
I am at home most of the time, and she goes out regularly. She never goes in her crate, ever. That stopped when she was younger. However. She sometimes wants to go out every 30 mins, hour or two. She does usually go when she goes out, but sometimes not very much. I've been trying to get her to "hold it" and "wait" because I know she can. She's been her crate for up to 6 hours and she holds it, so I know she can. She does really well for me when I say "hold it" or "wait", we never have a problem.
When my husband comes home from work, she and our other dog, Attitude, get very wound up. Hubby will change and take the dogs out for a few minutes, then we eat dinner. While we're eating, Pads will start whining, and if one of us doesn't get up and take her out right away, she'll piddle on the floor.
I suspect there's some sort of jealousy or competition thing going on - or attention. Not really sure. I have tried everything i can think of to get her to stop doing this, but it continues. Hubby's getting very frustrated, as am I. We don't scold her unless we actually catch her in the act - but 99.9% of the time, she'll sneak off where you can't see her from where you're eating and do it.
Anyone have any ideas on how I can get rid of this behaviour with her? I have quite extensive experience with dogs, and I'm really baffled as to why I can't seem to get her to stop this. She's fine when it's just me here.