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We recently moved into a much larger house than before with no doggy door. Misty had stopped having accidents at five months old (which was as soon as we got the doggy door). All of a sudden, she's having poop accidents left and right. The house is huge, and I've told my SO that he has to trail her or tie her to him, but he's a lot more lax than me.

At first, she was having accidents in the front room of the house. I caught her and corrected her, and she stopped. Now she's going futher into the house into a bedroom to relieve herself. I don't understand. She goes there with full intention to go, and has decided for whatever reason that this is where she should go.

I know what to do--not let her out of my sight.. It's simply frustrating because she hadn't had ANY accidents in months when we had the doggy door. Now she's trying out every room in the house.. Whenever caught and corrected, she moves onto the next room.

Seriously?

I just didn't expect to have to REtrain her to potty outside when she was doing beautifully before. I take her out every hour, and she NEVER has urine accidents.. Only poop. And she'll even try to go and poop in the house RIGHT after peeing outside. Within five minutes.

Puppies are hard. :rolleyes:
 

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I think she's comfortable, she's shown no signs of stress at all.. The only new problem besides the potty training setback that's come up is her having fits when I leave. But they're not severe enough to be SA and she usually quiets down after about five minutes.

I guess I just need to train her room by room, like you mentioned.
 

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We sometimes forget that dogs do not generalize very well and must be trained from the beginning in several places before they understand that the "rules" apply everywhere.

For your pup, just go back to the beginning with no unsupervised house freedom, confining when can't be closely watched, and evrything on a schedule. And don't forget to clean all accident areas with an enzyme cleaner such as Nature's Miracle (good job for your SO since he's more lax). Is she crate trained?
Yes, she's crate trained. It's just that she's a fast little thing and is going into the room with intention to poop, so she gets it done quickly. We've remedied this by having that door closed and stopping any unsupervised time. And, yes, we've cleaned with Nature's Miracle. I'm going to be setting up "traps" the next few weeks.. Wherein when I'm fairly sure she has to go (as she's on a schedule and poops twice a day--once in the late morning/afternoon and once at night after her walk) I'm going to purposefully walk her into the room she's gone in and if she goes, correct her. I know that if I correct her she'll stop..

Like I said, puppies are just hard. :)
 
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