Well, one morning, OP woke up earlier than usual and decided she won't be able to go back to sleep
Ollie was peacefully asleep in the living room while OP was going back and forth between the kitchen and her bedroom
As soon as the smell of coffee wafted around the kitchen, the dog stood up and walked to the door while staring at OP with bleary eyes
And that's how OP accidentally conditioned her dog into eliminating his bladder as soon as he smells coffee
Here's a photo of Ollie provided by OP
He hits a deep stretch as soon as the smell of caffeine hits
This is probably how he looked at OP during that earlier-than-usual day
If you wake up that early, Ollie highly recommends sneaking in a nap when possible
A majority of the commenters said they don't see how OP messed up aside from owning a Keurig that, is
That's how you can tell that the coffee is good
It looks like OP is not the only dog owner who has accidentally conditioned their dog to wake to the smell of coffee
Dogs have been picking up on things humans do for thousands of years... they have been our most loyal companions since
Dogs notice the teeniest details and associate them to our habits. That's how amazing they are!
See? Even cats do it!
So can guinea pigs, apparently
A commenter opposed those who said that OP didn't eff up because a habit this learned can become disruptive
If you miss a minute from your dog's usual time to go potty, you will be cleaning your floors (or carpet!) first thing in the morning and nobody wants that
Reading OP's title made me think that she was having a cup of joe with her dog every morning. While it makes for an adorable mental picture, you shouldn't ever give your dog even a taste of your coffee.
I wonder if Ollie could tell the different flavors of coffee OP tried during their early mornings. OP shouldn't feel bad about this, at least she and Ollie had a few extra hours to spend with each other ahead of their busy days.