Why does My Shih Tzu Go to the Bathroom in her Crate/House
I have a 10 month old shih tzu and we had her since she was 7 weeks old. We have tried everything up to asking the vet and no one seems to have the answer I am looking for and that will work for me.
It took my dog awhile to learn to go to the bathroom outside since she was a puppy...Understandable...But now she should be old enough to where she has to hold it. We were feeding her in the morning and then letting her out every hour, but the thing is that she didn't like staying out there and she would always scratch the door, and we just left her out there until she went to the bathroom. Then we would feed her about 4pm everyday and then the same thing let her out every hour it was working for awhile and i was loving it, but now she is doing it again and i think maybe because we are at work now and before i was always home.
So then now we decided to feed her once a day and she still manages to poo in our utility room where we leave her when we are at work to actually move around. Then when we come home we let her out even though she went to the bathroom and then we will feed her. Then we will let her out every hour since we are home and the last time she goes out is at 9pm. Then we don't let her out until the next morning before we leave the house.When i go get her out of her cage she went poop in her cage.
Now the ONE THING that I don't get is why she can't bark and let us know that she has to go potty. I need help on how to stop her going to the bathroom in her cage and even the house when we let her run around, because we don't want to keep her in the cage because then she thinks that we are punishing her. Please Help