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My roommate has a 14 year old dog and a 8 year old dog also. Her house her run of things. 14 year old dog is getting feeble and she has cataracts. She just pees wherever and poops in the house The 8 year old male marks everything I the house, it's what they are used to. The golden doodle is hers too but I have been trying to potty train her. I live upstairs and she is a obedient puppy there. While downstairs with them 9 year daughter playing and sleeping with them puppy turns into another. She pees and poops and now is struggling when we go out. I'm on it taking her out every little bit. I'm at a crossroads with just letting her do her this is the first time I've lived with animals in the house Can someone help me I feel like I'm in a losing battle. Heeeeeellllp.
 

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You are fighting a losing battle...so just stop. The other dogs poop and pee in the house so you can't even hope to train the puppy different. Instead, teach the puppy not okay upstairs. And later, when you ha e different circumstances with no bad examples, teach her the new game of not at all in the house!

I said game for a reason! If EVERYTHING you teach your dog is a game, your dog will not just learn it, she'll enjoy the journey! And that's what it's all about!!! Cheers!
 

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You have one of several choices:

1. You can continue as you are - most likely you will continue to have frustration as long as the dog/homeowner isn't onboard;

2. You can accept it as "their home, their rules" and avoid the communal areas as much as possible;

3. You can report her to child welfare for a health violation for the daughter hoping it will force a change. Then you can innocently offer to help potty train the dogs;

4. You can try talking to her yourself about the health issues caused by letting dogs defecate and urinate in the house at will;

5. You can move.

P.S. this is NOT typical of indoor dogs. Unfortunately, especially due to puppy pads, it is becoming a problem.
 
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You have one of several choices:

1. You can continue as you are - most likely you will continue to have frustration as long as the dog/homeowner isn't onboard;

2. You can accept it as "their home, their rules" and avoid the communal areas as much as possible;

3. You can report her to child welfare for a health violation for the daughter hoping it will force a change. Then you can innocently offer to help potty train the dogs;

4. You can try talking to her yourself about the health issues caused by letting dogs defecate and urinate in the house at will;

5. You can move.

P.S. this is NOT typical of indoor dogs. Unfortunately, especially due to puppy pads, it is becoming a problem.
All of your suggestion are quite reasonable. Now let him decide what he want to do. By the way my dog have allergy with raw food but he loved gently cooked dog food canada
 

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I totally agree with the previous comments. Your whole household needs to be on board with the training program. Otherwise, you will have a lot of trouble getting the puppy potty trained. Maybe try talking to the roommate? Tell them what you're worried about and maybe they might help you...
 

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Just so you know... It is NOT normal to allow animals that live in a house with people to urinate/mark everywhere or to poop in the house.

I would move at first opportunity because, as you noted, their house, their choices. 😳
 
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