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I have a 3-year-old male rat terrier. Since day 1 he has never been the kind of dog to mess inside. He will go to great lengths to let you know that he has to go potty. It has NEVER been a problem. About 4 (?) months ago I moved into a house with some friends. Two of them live in the room up stairs. For some reason, my dog has decided in the last few weeks that the upstairs is an alright place for him to poop :doh: He doesn't lift his leg, just poops. He gets let out to potty regularly and is given sufficient time to run around and do his business. The only thing that has changed recently is that the roommates up stairs got a dog as well. My dog and this new dog get along famously. The new dog never makes a mess inside.

They're frustrated, I'm at a loss- What should I do?
 

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I wish we could just close their door- this would solve so many problems. We can't close the door because they keep their cat's food and litter box up there, and the cat needs to be able to go in-and-out. And there isn't always someone home to watch him. He also seems to usually do it in the middle of the day when there are people home.
 

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I wish we could just close their door- this would solve so many problems. We can't close the door because they keep their cat's food and litter box up there, and the cat needs to be able to go in-and-out. And there isn't always someone home to watch him. He also seems to usually do it in the middle of the day when there are people home.
A babygate across the door so the cat can get in but the dog can't. Alteratively, confine the dog when he can't be supervised.
 
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