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I am new to this forum. We adopted a border collie mix ( shes about 1.5 years old now)a year ago. She has been a great addition to our family. We previously had a fenced yard and she could do her business as she pleased. She would NEVER go to the bathroom during a walk though. Now we have moved and do not have a fence. She WILL NOT go to the bathroom outside. I even take her off her leash and let her roam our backyard and she won't go. She is having multiple accidents in my new house and ruining my new carpet. HELP!!! I hate kenneling her all the time but if I am not wathcing her 24/7 she takes advantage and goes in the house. I can't spend hours at a time trying to get her to go
Thanks so much
Sheri
 

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She's probably stressed out, due to your move. Is she crate trained? I'd crate her when she doesn't go outside, or tether her to you and put her on a potty schedule (every hour), just like during house training days. Hopefully, she'll relax and go back to normal soon!

I have a newly adopted westie mix (had her for nearly 2 weeks now), and she's having trouble peeing outside. She'll poo just fine, but she has to really need to go before she'll pee outside. After we found out that she was hiding/peeing in our closet (yuk!), we started crating her or having her sit right next to us until she goes outside. If I can't see her, I go looking for her. We cut off access to most of the rooms in our house, especially our bedroom and closet.

Make sure that you're cleaning your carpet after accidents with an enzyme cleaner, like Nature's Miracle, so that the urine smell won't keep attracting her to keep using that same area. White vinegar is also an alternative.
 
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