We recently rescued a TWC who is about 6. She would wake me up every night between 2 and 4 to go pee. I learned to wake her up at 10 p.m. to go out. She now lets me sleep through the night...mostly! As we don't have a fence, I clip the leash to her and stand outside with her, but let her go free. She'll look longingly at the back yard (we have A LOT of critters back there!), but she'll usually come right back when she's done her buisness. Unless the neighbor's cat is stalking in the yard, then, I do need to grab the leash. I'm not sure if she gives up the trail because she's older or because she doesn't want to get lost again. Either way, it only took a few days of that to get her to sleep through the night.
Answered by Anonymous - 3/30/2012 10:09:48 AM