I don't know if you remember me, but I was the one who adopted the little Setter mix about two weeks ago (Ranger). Ranger has adapted REALLY well, had no accidents, and he and our old dog Blackie have been adjusting really well.
I came home last night after work to find that BOTH dogs had pooped in the back bedroom. Blackie knows better and hasn't had an accident in the house in YEARS (and even then, 95% of all his accidents were illness-related). Since he knows better, I figured it was a territorial thing... Ranger poops, and Blackie goes, "Oh no. That's MY room." and poops in retaliation maybe?
So I pick it up and clean the carpet, and while I'm in the shower later, Ranger poops back there AGAIN. Again, pick up and clean, this time closing the door. No problems until DH gets home and without my knowledge opens that door.... and Ranger poops time #3 back there.
We never actually caught him in the act, so there wasn't anything we could do to discourage it. And I've never owned two dogs before, so I'm not totally sure how to react to this, and more importantly, how to fix this. So any thoughts would be appreciated!
For the record, the dogs have limited roaming space in the house today. We don't crate them, though we have one for Ranger in case we need it.