Report Can’t house break my 8 month old BC. EMBARRASSING! in General Border Collie Discussion Posted June 1, 2020 Hello again to all! I hope everyone is safe, and healthy. So many people on this board remember my last thread from about 1 month ago, when I almost lost my dog Cody Mack due to a Rimadyl overdose. The support and well -wishes I received from this forum were incredibly! Quick update, Cody is just fine. His emergency vet, who not only owns BC’s, but also had extensive experience in Rimadyl overdosing, was “happily surprised” with Cody’s recovery. So thanks to everyone again! So my new problem is very embarrassing. Cody is now 8 months old. He is my 7th dog. I have always thought of myself at being pretty darn good at house breaking my dogs. I won’t go into exactly what I do, but I’ve never had any issues. So I don’t know what else to try with Cody. I thought I had him trained about 3 months ago. No issues at all for 2+ weeks. But for the last 4 months he’s doing both #1 and 2 in my kitchen, behind my island. It’s ALWAYS in the same spot. And most of the time I don’t know he’s doing it. So the problem is that Cody KNOWS he’s supposed to go outside! 50% of the time he does what he’s trained to do, and will come up to me and whine, then go straight to the backyard slider. When he does go in the kitchen, he will come up to me and lie down at my feet, looking VERY guilty. When he does go inside, I’ll show him what he did, tell him “no! Bad boy”, and then I put him in “the kennel of shame” LOL. One of the issues (I think) is that like so many other BC’s, he’s very smart. If it’s pouring rain (I live 20 miles south of Seattle), he makes no effort to go outside. I’ve tried pads, then moved the pads outside, but he could care less. He’s just very stubborn. I try and keep him on a schedule, but even that doesn’t work. I don’t EVER hit my dogs for bad behavior, nor do I do stupid things like rubbing his nose in it. I WILL use “super treats” when he does go outside, like a small cube of cheese. Like I said this is embarrassing. I have always been very successful at trading all my dogs. But this one is really giving me trouble. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Keep in mind however that I have tried everything I can think of. I had my “super dog” Truman....a Golden... trained in 3 days in 1998. Just the occasional accident. I THOUGHT I knew what I was doing, but I’m at a total loss here. It’s really pissing my wife off as well!