Hi all, I have a couple questions for you guys. My GSD Roxie is 7.5 y/o and has started going potty in the house. This isn't something normal for her at all and she knows she is wrong when she does it. She has never given a indication that she had to go potty, I have always just let her out and she did her thing.
The only thing that I think could be causing it is that she doesn't really take her time to go potty when she is outside because she is so concerned about what I am doing. She has only done it a few times, but I will layout the three main ones that come to mind.
1. I came home from work and didn't let her out immediately after I walked in and she did a #2 in the living room. (I am typically at work from about 8am until 6pm and have no one else living with me so I can't stop in and let her out, I hate that part
2. I woke up this morning and while doing my morning routine she went #2 on her bed. The weird thing about it is she looked at me and kinda "jogged" to her her bed (in my bedroom) and started to #2. I let her outside mid "poo" and she finished outside. When she came in I scolded her and then she went #1 in her bed while I was scolding her. (Bad plan on my part, she has always been a submissive pee'r)
3. This has only happened a few times but typically occurs after we have gone for a long walk the night before. Roxie sleeps with my at night and a couple times she will pee in the night and not really realize it. I would assume its because the muscle's in her hind end are sore from the walk?
Let me add that in both example 1 and 2 she 100% knows she is wrong because she won't make eye contact and bows her head.
I am now washing pet beds that arn't meant to be washed and ruining them. It doesn't really bother me bot if there is something I can do to help her I would like to.
Let me add that we recently went to the Vet and had out yearly blood screen and everything was great.