I have been reading posts regarding questions on potty training and it has jogged my memory to ask how long can your Bichon hold his bladder.
I am finding that my two can hold their bladder VERY long during the night. I'm questioning this as I often read that Bichons have small bladders, they go often, they are harder to train etc. There have been many threads regarding cystals/stones in the urine too and how drinking plenty of fluids and urination can help. So I am wondering how much and how often is normal?
During this nice warm summer weather my pups are outside a lot, I honestly don't know how often they pee during the day but I know they do. On walks we have special potty/marking places and both will usually go on command when we are on day trips. I do know how often they pooh as I have to pick it up, and that department is normal, Luigi 2x per day, Lia 3.
But what is concerning me is the evening pee. We take a walk after our dinner, some time after 7 pm and we are back in the house by 9 pm. For the past few weeks the pups are not interested in doing last call at 10 or 11 pm, even if I carry them out they just don't have to go.
So at 11:00 pm I put them in their crates and there they stay until Lia wakes up in the morning, anywhere between 7 and 9 am. At this point Luigi gets up also as Lia won't let him sleep any longer.
There is no rush to get outside in the morning either. So this means that they are holding their bladders for appox. 12 hours.
I'm not complaining as this works fine for me as we all get a good nights sleep and we don't have accidents in the house either.
So what is your schedule like?