We have a 6 month old mix breed of a small dog we found and adopted while remodeling our house. She was maybe 6-8 weeks old when we found her wandering and scratching at the door of an abandoned house across the street. She's a sweetheart but we've been having issues with her at night recently. She's gone into her first heat within the last week or 2 and we have a male pit bull that isn't fixed so we keep an eye on them during the day and at night Baby, our little mix sleeps in the bedroom with us with the door closed. At first she was doing really well but within the last couple of days it seems like she's mad at us. She has diarrhea and we've laid down puppy pads but she avoids them and makes a trail of poop all over the bathroom and this morning all in front of the bedroom door. The first night I figured she just couldn't hold it because it was diarrhea and there was only a couple of little drip spots but this morning when we woke up it seemed as though she was mad at us for something because she completely avoided all of the puppy pads that have been laid down and made a trail everywhere! Can someone please help explain this to me because I do not understand why this has started and why she's completely avoiding her puppy pads! Unfortunately I think we're going to have to get a dog crate and she will have to start sleeping in there at night again. She slept in one as a puppy but as she got older she grew out of it and we just never got another one because she's always done so well with potty training. Does anyone have any suggestions or reasoning on why she has started acting like this? It's not just in one single pile or spot it's like she was walking and intentionally trying to drip it everywhere and nowhere near the potty pads.