My Shih Tzu is 5 years old and neutered. We adopted him last December. It took him a few weeks to get acclimated, but that was expected. He is house trained, however If he is left home alone, we will pee on corner walls and furniture. He is used to getting walked 2-3 times a day, sometimes even 4. Despite this, he still pees while we are gone. I've caught him in the act and told him "NO" several times, but it doesn't seem to get through. We recently put up a 6ft fence and installed a doggie door. He learned how to use it very quickly. He knows to go potty in the yard, and I even follow him out there with treats to reward him when he goes in the backyard. The other day, he was left outside for 4 hrs (with food, water, and plenty of shade) while I was at work. When I got home I let him in. Not even 30 minutes later, he went to my husbands office and did 1 and 2 in there. I put him right back outside and cleaned up. Is there any advice? Some kind of training? What can I do to stop this behavior? Also, he chooses to ignore us when we call him, so I know this means he doesn't see us as the alpha's. What can I do?
We've tried crating him for a couple weeks, but he would do 1 and 2 in there and literally roll around in it! We couldn't give him a bath everyday. It's easier to just clean up the floors.
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