Hey everyone, I had this posted outside the thread, sorry about that
So I think I know what is happening in my current house training situation, but I really would like the opinions of some more seasoned potty trainers!
When I take Delilah to "daddy's house", where there are no other animals, and things are relatively calm (with the exception of daddy and uncles playing mortal combat and bonding), Delilah is wonderful with potty training! She sits by the door, goes out, goes potty right away, gets her treat and comes back in. I normally don't have to take her back out again for another hour or two...
But when we are home......well....its like she is an entirely different puppy! (There is a 2 year old male pug who is fully house trained, 3 cats, a 3 year old and an 11 year old). I tried to stick to the same schedule of taking her out every hour or two, which resulted in at least 3 or 4 tinkles in the house in between. Each time I caught her, I rushed her outside, and if I didn't catch her, I put her in another room quietly, and cleaned up the mess silently. I've since cut her potty breaks back to every 30 minutes, and make her wear a puppy pamper while she is in the house (which I'm beginning to think is making her regress in her training). So every 30 minutes I take her out, she tinkles 2 or 3 times in 15 minutes, but doesn't fully release her bladder all at once like she does in the morning, then I bring her back in and put her pamper back on, and within 10 to 15 minutes, her pamper is wet and she gave me no sign that she had to go. No sniffing, circling, scratching, whining, and definitely no sitting by the door like at daddy's house, she could be walking through the house normally and just suddenly pop a squat wherever she is. The wetting of the pamper isn't consistent....sometimes she'll have one pamper that we put on and take off throughout the day and its sill dry before she does to bed...other days (like yesterday) she will go through 4 pampers and still pee every time I take her out (yesterday I took her out every 20 minutes and she still went through 4 pampers in between!)
I know that accidents in the house are my fault. And I'm trying to adjust to the different scenarios at the different houses, and I know she is too.
My guess is that she is either marking because of the other animals in the house, or that she is just so excited while she is at home playing or running around, that she doesn't think about the fact that she has to pee until its too late?
I've taken her to the vet, and she doesn't have a urinary tract infection or a bladder infection, I keep a "potty log" of all of her normal potty times at daddy's house as well as mine, and it seems that she goes at LEAST twice as much when she is at my house. I just don't understand why she totally gets it at daddy's house, but not at home? I'm SO confused, so I know she has to be too, and I just want to do whats best for her, so any advice is welcome!!