I have a senior rescue toy poodle I have had for about four years. …

I have a senior rescue toy poodle I have had for about four years. He was puppy pad trained when I got him and I also started walking him. All went well until a year ago when he started soiling the carpet. Sometimes he does it even a few minutes after he had gone outside and also had a puppy pad in place. I am thinking it may be age related and am considering diapers. Any suggestions?

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Krista Magnifico
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Hello, In all of these cases we advices that you start this conversation with your vet and ruleniut any possible medical issues. Like a urinary tract infection, kidney or liver disease. Etc. After that we discuss possible behavioral issues. I have to add that I am not a fan of puppy pads. I think it makes life too confusing for pets. They are supposed to understand “pad vs inside and not allowed”? I think they often just see going to the bathroom inside ok regardless of if or where a pad is. Puppies/dogs should only be taught to go outside… Read more »