Our expert says:
Dog Behaviour Expert
Hi Suzanne, nice to hear from you. the behaviourist you had in would have given you info on how to re toilet train them and i would suggest you start again right from the beginning to start with. In case you dont have the info on this, then there is an article on this on Health24 on the following link:-
In addition to following the advice there and cleaning the area with the water and white vinegar mixture in the article i would suggest that after cleaning you put down some pure Citronella oil on the soiled areas - this should stop them doing it again there. Additionally, there could have been some stress due to the changes and try taking them out for walks to stimulate them both mentally and physically and reduce tension. In the Friendsofthedog site there is an article on Thinking about adopting a shelter dog' in the Dog Stuff section and there you will also find two of the basic TTouches which you can use to reduce the tension as well. Good luck and do let me know how you go, scotty
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