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I moved a couple weeks ago and moved in with my boyfriend. It was both our first time moving out on our own so that meant our dogs would be living together for the first time as well. We both went from a normal house with a fenced in back yard to an apartment in the city.
My dog has adjusted well and has gotten used to going to the bathroom outside on the leash instead of just running wild in the back yard and going when she feels. My boyfriends dog, however, has a really hard time. He's an amstaff rescue.
It's been 16 days and the dog refuses to go to the bathroom outside. He acts like he needs to go but won't. Instead everyday when we get home from work there is a giant mess to clean up. This is coming from a dog that has never gone to the bathroom inside..ever. I feel like he may be depressed, mad, or is having seperation anxiety from my boyfriend's mom.
We have no idea what to do or if he'll ever learn and go outside. I feel like he knows better and acts extremely guilty when we come home. We've tried bribing him with treats, potty pads by the door, bringing his own poop outside, walking around, off the leash...everything...

VERY upset and frustrated. Just want a happy pup.


Any suggestions?
 

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No he's not crated. When we first got him a few years ago we tried crating him but he broke through 2 different types of crates. We also tried using a baby gate but he ate it. So we never tried it again. :[
 

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We do have grass outside. It's a small little grassed in area outside the apartment. I think thats a good idea, I'll have to try using the soaked paper towels and bringing them outside.
 
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