housetraining indy---back to square one????
i'm really embarrassed posting this, but it's time to 'come clean' if our house is ever going to...
so indy is a year old now and over the past few months things seem to be going backwards with his housetraining. i'm so frustrated and am desperate for help!
indy was never perfect, but we were really happy with his progress apart from the odd surprise. however since october things have been getting worse---i attribute part of it to the fact that he marks a lot (won't be neutered for a couple more weeks) but we must be doing something wrong. i find little dried puddles a couple of times a day (thank god for hardwood floors) and a couple of weeks ago he actually started pooping a little.
we have an apartment and e let indy onto the balcony when it's dry (doesn't like to do his business there---that would be too easy) and he gets 3-4 walks a day. one before breakfast, one just after lunch and one before bed at a minimum, so it's not for lack of going out or a regular schedule.
as a last attempt, i took his old x-pen out and he stays in that now at ALL times that he is not supervised in the same room as us. i even put him in it now when i go to the toilet as he's proven himself to be that fast!!!! i'm hoping that this back-to-the-basics attempt will teach him not to go in the house.
also, i'm concerned that i'm not using the right stuff to clean it up---could that be the problem? house smells like potty to him? a lot of it is marking---DH and i have both had to throw away our work bags.
what do our irish/uk folk use? i can't find nature's miracle :-(
any suggestions or advice? please help! we are working on all of indy's training but this one really needs to be sorted out quickly for my own sanity!
Mom of Indiana Jones 'Indy' (Ruby male)