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It's pretty clear to me that the boy's behavior isn't about the dog. It's about YOU. He's testing boundaries and trying to see what he can get away with, and has discovered that hurting the dog pushes your buttons in a big way (understandable). It's an endless well of interaction with you! You need to stop with the 20-30 no-real-consequence reminders a ...


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Thank you for the helpful answers. For anyone who is wondering about this for themselves, I post how this worked out for us. I stopped lifting based on the feedback I received here and put him back on diapers at night. Also, I didn't proactively encourage him to stay dry by any other method. Around the age of four he started to stay dry at nights on his own. ...


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