Jen, Timmy and Mae
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Philly Burbs
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Man that stinks, one of my biggest fears even though it's never happened to me. DH started letting Timmy sleep with us a few months ago and I was always on edge. Do you have him in bed to sleep with you at night or just to hang during the day. Timmy is SO routine oriented which is good in some ways and bad in others. He takes his last drink of water at about 9:00-9:30 and then it's out to pee before I head up at 10:00. If he doesn't pee he's in his crate instead of in bed with us. I think he's learned no pee, no bed. Before I take his water away I ask him if wants a drink and I have to say nine out of ten times he takes a really long drink. He's hasn't had an accident since he's been about 5 months old. He still doesn't have free reign of the house but it's not because I don't trust him, I don't trust my messy kids leaving stuff out that can be eaten and then of course there's the kitty litter I don't want him near.
About slowing down, I think we have a long way to go. Timmy is about 9 months old and pretty layed back but he still has his puppy moments, but that's what we love about them isn't it? Either my kids or myself play a crazy game of fetch with him before he goes out to pee before bed which tires him out and might help him pee from all that running around. Like I said routine is the key here, kinda messes stuff up when we miss something but that doesn't happen too often. Seems like life is a game with these guys.