Re: Crate Regression after vacation
I see, thank you for elaborating.
I assume Lucy is doing her business (if applicable) either in the bathroom or the balcony. Either way, she must be taken to the potty area every now and then. I would have her on a leash even inside the house if we are at home. May not need to be anchored at all (although I would anchor it) just dragging around is OK. If we leave I would put the little dog inside the crate and lock it.
She may pee out of excitement or she really has to go and is a little confused.
One other possibility, she may have a UTI and may need antibiotics. A quick visit to the vet will clear it.
Sam's breeder also asked us to feed inside the crate but we changed once Sam was older. We were asked to provide water inside at all times if feeding dry kibble. Or, add warm water and soak for 5 min, this way we can eliminate the water inside the crate. Dogs in general don't like a wet den. We still have to offer water outside which is every time Sam goes outside to potty. They should have access to water as needed otherwise the kidneys will be stressed, IMO.
If you want the best seat in the house ... move the dog