First.... excuse me while I go ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
OK. The problem!
At the front of the house we have a porch, with hessian type carpet. When you go out the door, you go out of the internal door and then out of the external door - it's about 3 steps through the porch.
Recently, when we take Hogan out for a pee, when we stop to go out of the external door, he squats and pees right next to me!!!
Every time he has done it, I have treated it like peeing in the house, "AH AH" then shooing him outside. Sometimes I wonder if he just doesn't want to go outside (cold, wet or dark?) and other times I think there may be some residual smell that I haven't managed to get rid of, and he thinks of it as I pee place cus that's how it smells?
Anyway, yesterday, I really nearly got very mad, in fact I had to put him in his crate and go out to calm!
I had just taken him for a walk, and just got back, it had just begun to rain. I left the porch door open (outside door), but the inner door closed, and went out into the garden to pick up poop. I turned round, and there he was - standing right in the middle of the porch, peeing!!!!!!!! Man, it makes me mad just thinking about it! He had the whole garden - and goes into the porch and pees!
I shouted, and ran towards him, and he stopped, and ran out into the garden. I'm sure he knew he was doing wrong.
I cleaned up the porch, and sprayed it all over with odour neutraliser, to try and get rid of any smell at all. I've already resigned myself to the fact that we will have to replace the flooring (not a big problem it's cheap stuff) but I want to stop this habit he has got into!
Also now, if we walks into the porch, if you try to get hold of him, he ducks away and panics, like he's done something wrong, so I think he's associating the porch with shouting, and being shooed out. He has never been physically struck for peeing in there.
Also, yesterday, he poo'd in the house! He didn't even ask at the door - just slunk off to the kitchen and by the time I followed him there (literally a few seconds) he had already gone! Arghhhhhhh! Where has my perfectly potty trained puppy gone?
Any ideas would be great - thanks.