So my 18 month old Pei, my partner and I have just moved into a rental apartment with a small outdoor space, and suddenly she (the Pei, that is!) seems unable to survive the night without a toilet break.
If she sleeps in the bedroom then this means interrupted sleep as she tends to get up, shake herself off and make other horrible doggie noises for a minute before bolting to the loo (sometimes she's quiet though), but if she sleeps in her crate we just get to wake up to a wet patch on the carpet..
Also, she's used to the back door always being open at the old house, but now we're in the apartment this isn't practical (otherwise the cold breeze would flow right into the loungeroom), so while she may briefly go to the door during the day when she needs the loo, she'll give up pretty quickly and use the carpet.
Any ideas what we can do about this - particularly the first problem - before the apartment starts smelling like a dog's toilet? The night issue is very frustrating, whether it's interrupted sleep or the carpet wet patches.
Being a rental, it'll be extremely unlikely they'd let us install a doggie door in the door.