Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New Hampshire
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How late do you take your dog out?
This may seem an odd concern, but Lucky doesn't really seem to need or want to go out that often for pee or poop (forgive the infantile descriptors-we use them). He'll go out first thing and do everything; maybe at noon he'll have another go at it (usually a second and last poop only); and if he goes out around 4 or 5, he's done for the night. And even if he's gone out as early as 4 (or sometimes even 3!) he rarely barks in the morning. I wake him to go out at 7 but we've all slept in past 9. I will take him out in the evening around 8 p.m. and he's always happy for a little walk, but simply doesn't need or want to go. Yesterday for example, he had his last pee outside around 4 and this morning because it was raining, he wouldn't go outside until 11 a.m. and that was fine with him. Is this normal? Guests who've arrived at 6 and are leaving at 10 offer to take him out, and are astonished that we don't-he won;t etc. Anybody else have such concerns or blessings? The vet says he's fine and that dogs self-regulate so not to worry. But I worry. Thanks.