Our schedule hasn't been exactly routine with changing work shifts, kids going back to school, etc. My dogs (Zoie/Skye/Rome)? They are fine going out 3x a day to potty. Zoie thinks twice a day would do, unless we are going out to play or for walkies. Realistically right now when me and my mom are working they go out at 6:30am, 8:30am, 2:30pm, 4-5pm, 7pmish, and 10pmish. (Sometimes the 7-10pm is one). If no one is home for a few hours and we come home, they always go a little nuts wanting to go out. When I'm home all day we spend a lot of time outside throughout the day together.