My old dog learned a really bad new trick
November 6, 2011 2:01 PM Subscribe
My sweet 12 year old labrador has decided that he's old, he's entitled, and he would much rather take dumps on our living room rug than go outside in his nice fenced yard.
posted by Cocodrillo to pets & animals (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
He is in pretty good shape otherwise. He has Cushings which we treat, and some arthritis, but he is still consistently enthused about life, food, us, other dogs, etc. I have no idea why he's suddenly no no longer consistently housebroken? It just seems to have started in the past six months or so. It doesn't seem to be connected with going too long without access to the outside, because he will often dump in the living room literally within minutes of having been out and being let back in. I'd appreciate any wisdom on why this is occurring and how to make it stop.