Initially housebreaking your new puppy is pretty much straight forward, as long as your puppy has enough room. What we’re going to talk about here is the adolescent or young adult dog that still finds out of the way places in your home to do his business. A dog that we know is reasonably housebroken and still finds places to go, will drive us fuken crazy.
But why does our dog do this, we will often think our dog is being spiteful, disobedient, angry at us, defiant, evil or worse yet stupid. If we are thinking along these lines, the only one that is stupid here is us. We have a tendency to over analyze the simple, making a mountain out if a mole hill.
Our dog will find out of the way places to go to the bathroom in our home because they are, well, out of the way. Did you get that, or did I confuse you some more ? We know, that our entire house is our home, our dog does not know that. A dog will often relieve himself in parts of our house that he is rarely in. To him, the pacts territory or living space is were he spends most of his time with his human family.
So if you have one of these dogs that likes to go in the basement, laundry room or some other place in your home. Start closing the doors to those other areas or take him outside a little more often.
The Spirit Dog