Help, please! We crated Bear when we were gone or at bed time for the first month that we had him (he was already a year old). We were able to slowly work our way out of that to him not being crated at all with no accidents for about two weeks before Thanksgiving. As a teacher I was off for five days and home with him most of the time. We had no accidents.
Today we get home from work and he has peed and pooped on the guest room bed. I took him out as soon as I got home and was suspicious when he didn't do either so I went looking. Cleaned that up, taught a flute lesson and had dinner. Next thing I know I hear Phil saying "Bear, NO!" Sure enough, he peed on the bed again.
I think this is punishment for going to work today. Do we start crating again and work our way back out? Will we have to do this every time I have a break? He's not food motivated at all. He's not toy motivated. He is play motivated and we do play with him as much as possible and us praise to reinforce good behavior. However, I'm kind of at a lose.
I can handle a hundred teenagers in a marching band and one corgi is schooling me!