I have a 1 1/2 year old lab/retriever mix. I thought she was house trained but all of the sudden she has started pooping in my basement. It is always the same spot, sometimes more than 1 time a day. It is not that she isn't being let out enough, because she has done it 5 minutes after coming in, and she is given adequate time outside. I am wondering if it is one of these reasons:
- We recently moved (2 weeks as of tomorrow). Could she still be upset from this move, eve though she appears to have adapted well?
- Could something out back have spooked her? (I don't see how as she still pees outside, and goes out willingly.)
- Could this be the terrible twos (I have noticed that she ignores me a lot now a-days, especially when I want her to leave my other dog alone)
She knows what she is doing is wrong because when I come upstairs from finding it she runs and hides. How can I teach her not to poop in the house? I can't rub her nose in it as once she knows that I know she will not willingly go don't stairs and i can't carry her. I have tried scolding her for what she has done and then putting her outside, but this doesn't work because she just sits there and cries and scratches the back door, and I don't want my neighbors to get angry (especially is I have to put her out at night). I have tried scolding her and putting her in her cage.
Nothing is seeming to work and I am getting frustrated! What should I do to correct this behavior?