Can't seem to eliminate multiple potty breaks overnight
I have a 4 month old Schnauzer that I can't seem to break of multiple potty breaks during the night.
She is in a crate while I am at work during the day and sometimes has accidents, but it is certainly not soiled...so I don't understand the need to potty every two hours overnight. I take her water away at 7pm and bedtime varies between 9-10pm. We wake up at ~7am. Eliminating the water that early doesn't seem to help.
I will admit that she gets less exercise outside in the evenings now that it has turned much colder where I live, but not by much. I have also tried to increase play time inside, because of that.
What else can I try? I try to ignore her at times, but she persists and does actually "go" almost everytime I take her, so I feel as if she needs it. I'm not doing anything different than when she was younger and she seemed to go for at least 3 hour intervals then. Last night she was up at 11pm, 2am, 4am, and 5am! I am used to less sleep since adopting her, but not like that.
Am I doing something wrong?
Thank you in advance for any input!