This dog. I swear. We adopted him when he was 4 years old from a rescue foundation. Honest to God... Since moving him to our new apartment, there have been NO messes. This week though, I'm at my wits end. He pooped by the door. Now, it's not just one or two terds, we're talking an easter basket worth of it. And when I say Easter...I mean, he hides these things like Easter Eggs. Not just one "dump" site, but several little turds all over the living room. So I clean that up. It's evident he did it sometime in the night (although I'm not sure how as he was locked in my bedroom with me. Two days ago, I notice a yellow mark (VERY yellow on a nasty dark brown carpet). Knowing it is FAR too late to reprimand him for it, I resign myself to cleaning it up. Probably my fault for some reason or another. Today. This is the kicker. I have taken him out 2 times already. He only has access to food in the morning and evening for 10 minutes at a time then it gets picked up. Water is available all day. Somehow. OMG. Somehow, this 12 year old monster jumped the baby gate into the ferret/chicken room and peed on DBF's luggage. I'm talking he hiked up his leg and did it. He then must have jumped back out of this gate to act all innocent. I didn't find it until just now as I was vacuuming the room. I am SO ticked off. Of COURSE the pee is cold...just ticks me off that this mutt thinks he can do whatever he wants...because he is sneaky and conniving. At this point...he's back in diapers again. I have tried potty training this worthless dog for YEARS. He just won't commit to it. When I think he's finally got the hang of it, this crap starts up again. The Shih Tzu is potty trained with NO issues. Why the heck is he such a monster?