Dog Starting Pooping and Peeing After Moving

So we have this Jackchi who will be 4 years old in April. We found him over a year ago and he has been a perfect dog since day one. He doesn't bark and he's fully potty trained. He has lived with both me and my boyfriend at both houses for a while and have never had a problem with his potty. He knows how to alert us even if we are sleeping and in the worst of times has even been content and held in his urge to potty to only once or twice a day really quick in the back yard.
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Beginning of November my boyfriend and I moved in together in our own house. The first time he peed and pooped in the house we figured, oh okay it's a new house he doesn't realize this is his home yet and that he doesn't need to do that and that he can go out whenever he wants. We also had just put up a Christmas tree which is where he peed, and pooped just across from it.

But then he peed in our room where we all sleep every night. We ended up putting him in his cage when he sleeps (still in our room right next to me in our bed) at night, but stopped doing it unless we knew we where going to be extra tired and sleep in too long. He seemed to be better and realize it's his home.

Today I took him out because he kept going to the door. I waited on the porch for him to be ready to come in and when he came to me I picked him up and took him in the bathroom to wipe him off because he got a drop of pee on his paw. Then I let him down and went into the kitchen and reheated some food. The kitchen is one of the only places he is not allowed to go in and that has always been a rule in every house, So it's not new. But when I finished making my food it dropped (D:) and I looked away from him to clean it up for a mere minute. When I got back up I smelled poop and he was just sitting there looking like nothing's wrong. I haven't changed his food or anything.

This was legit not even two minutes after he came in from going potty. And even more concerning is that he usually looks guilty when he does something bad, like even if we don't know about it he will try sucking up to us and cuddling us to make us not mad at whatever it is. What am I doing wrong?

I'm home full time so he gets to go out whenever he wants and he's not neglected. I just don't understand why he went from this perfect dog to a rebellious little boy. Any ideas? Also, yes he is not neutered, but that has never been an issue either. He's a very healthy little doggo, and the poop was near the hallway entrance where he is daily not in a place he's not allowed. We reprimand him by saying "no" and "bad" and putting him in a time out so he knows it's wrong.

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December 19, 20170 found this helpful
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That happened to me a few years ago. I ended up getting a crate for night time. They will not poop or pee where they sleep. She cried a night or two but I ignored it and she quit. If they are doing it in the daytime put a doggie door in. It has paid for itself many times over. I have a dog and 2 cats and none of them have done a thing in my home since. They even sleep together in the crate now. I just stand up and say "It's bedtime" and all 3 of them just head for the crate.

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April 21, 20180 found this helpful

So my dog still continues to pee and poop in her crate and slept on it without a care in the world??? We take her outside, and yet she still comes in and then goes inside, we have tried and poop is only in her crate!!!!! I dont get it. HELP!!!!!!!!!

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July 18, 20180 found this helpful

Yourcwrong my dachy poops everywhere even in her bed in a soft crate she lets me know that she has pooped I do not know what to do wit h her.

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December 21, 20170 found this helpful
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Sounds like he is just mixed up by the move. Just re-train him when he goes potty outside treat him and praise him. Scold him if you catch him doing it in the house, then take him outside. Tether him to you so you can catch him in the act.

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The more chances you get to reward him, the faster he will catch on.

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December 19, 20170 found this helpful

You will have to begin the training process again, just like when he was a puppy

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December 21, 20170 found this helpful

What a cute dog! He does sound like he is confused by the move. I would suggest you take him out on a regular basis and go with him. Make it a happy time for him with praise for pottying outside. I would do this for a week or two. Dont expect him to wait all day to go. After his new habit is established, a doggy door would be a good idea. Remember that correction needs to take place within 10 seconds or the animal does not connect your correction with the act. Correction should be firm, but not angry. An angry owner frightens an animal and they dont get what you are talking about in that mental state. Neutering him would be a kindness...neutered pets avoid a lot of medical issues now, and later in life.

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December 27, 20170 found this helpful

This happens to a lot of dogs after a big change in their life. This is normal and will last for a time until he gets used to his new home. In the meantime, You'll need to be strict with him and start training him all over again. This is necessary to correct this problem.

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However, this time don't, give him treats for going outside to go to the toilet. He knows what he has to do so just let him do it. You'll need to praise him, but not hand him a treat.

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