I have a young lab that I was given back in May that has me completely baffled.
I own a duplex, and the downstairs carpet is the original carpet from when I bought it 2+ yrs ago. The Mother In Law apartment has been open for the last 4 months, and every time (minus a few) he has been down there, he has both #1 and #2. I kept him out of the house for the rest of the summer because I thought it was because he hadn't been taught not to. As of late, it has been getting a little bit chilly, so I would let him in the arctic entry; He didn't do either 1 or 2 for about a month. So last week I let him come in to the house, and nothing...all night long, and up til 9am. Nothing at all.
Today I was doing some work in the apartment, and he went down there... I mean no more than 20 minutes, and sure enough he did both again.
Is it safe to assume that because animals were down there in the past, and more than likely have done the 1 and 2 on the carpet, he feels compelled to do the same?
I will also note that he knows the command "Numbers" (something I taught him so my kids could tell him to go to the bathroom with out being out of line) and he goes to the same spot all the time.
Please give me some advice, this is the 5th time that I need to go rent a carpet shampooer.