We gate our dogs off in our mud room with puppy pads when we have to leave the house for extended periods of time since we don’t want accidents on our light beige carpets throughout the house. On this day, Cayman, our dachshund, decided he didn’t like this idea. He chewed a hole in the baby gate then proceeded to potty throughout, carry his bowl of food from one end of a room to another, slopping kibble everywhere! This has NEVER happened before! And it’s not as if we were gone THAT long!
He must be getting back at you for something you have no idea you’ve done? He’s mad at something.
He was not objecting you to leave him alone at home; he was hinting you it was time to change the carpet to a darker hue so you would not have to gate him off. LOL!