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Our dog is a Springer spaniel just over 12 y.o. We’ve moved a few times over the years and, in retrospect, I realise he’s pooed in most of the rooms in the new houses as soon as he’s got there. This has generally been a one-off and he’s gone back to being house-trained very quickly. We’ve recently moved again and the house is open plan so he is able to sneak off more than before. This time it isn’t just a one-off and the pooing and peeing inside has gone on for longer than before.
Does anyone have any experience of this or ideas about I can stop him sneaking off to pee or poo in the house? I’ve thought about stair gates but they are not really practical in this house.
a) vet check to make sure there isn't anything medical going on that has coincided with moving
b) keep him leashed to me with a long light house line and go back to basic housetraining protocal for a little while. Hopefully in an otherwise house trained older dog this should just be for a few days before he 'gets it'
Thanks for that advice. I’ll try. It’s been such a long time I can barely remember the house training protocol but I’ll try that.