My girlfriend and I picked up a dog from a local rescue. He had been in the shelter since Dec. We adopted him in mid April. He is a little over a year old. He's a bull terrier/ Aussie cattle dog mix. He's an absolute sweetheart. He plays, he snuggles, he's smart and is learning his tricks well, even if sometimes slow.
We dealt with some separation issues at first. Some chewing, a few incidents of urine marking. He's calmed down though! For the most part.
Our schedules are different. The only time he's left alone in the house is between 10-5 on Monday, and 8-5 Wed & Thurs. The rest of the time, he has our full attention. He goes places with us. He gets long walks, and plenty of love.
The problem is, on Wednesdays and Thursdays, he finds it necessary to pee all over our entry way. Mondays he's usually fine, but Wed & Thurs, almost always, he completely covers a 4' x 4' tile floor. No little puddles for him. He likes to paint the floor. He goes and pees a river before we leave, his water is taken up, and we leave. I'm really at a loss. I've trained and showed several dogs in obedience, Rally-O, agility, and confirmation. This is baffling me though... Why is he doing this, what can I do!? I don't want to crate him.
He is house trained. He knows when we're here to go to the stairs and signal to go out. No problem. And he never does this on Mondays. Only Wednesdays or Thursdays. Sometimes it's both, sometimes it's none, sometimes it's one or the other. But only Wed or Thurs. It's almost a pattern, but not quite.