So I've had this puppy for about a year now and she's the sweetest little thing ever when she wants to be. She's a corgi and I got her because I heard they were easy to train.
Within the first year she had her accidents here and there, but overall was really, really good to the point I thought she was trained.
She was at my parent's for a while and they honestly did jack shit with making sure she was trained and initially it didn't seem like it really affected her other than wanting more people food.
Now, though, she does this thing (sometimes, not all times) where she gets all antsy and when I go to pet her she sprays a little pee on the floor. Frustrating. Initially I rubbed her nose in it, gave her a pat on the butt and took her out (of course reinforcing "NO".)
It hasn't helped and she's continued to spray. Sometimes when I tell her "No" afterwards, she'll pee more. (I'm guessing she's frightened at this point, but I don't get why. She should understand that I just rubbed her nose in pee and said No and not to do it again, but instead she continues to do it.)
I've heard nipping their ears is another way to get them to behave/realize the error in their ways but this hasn't worked either.
Oddly enough she doesn't do this when I'm not home... she won't use the restroom inside, but she'll spray a little pee if she gets excited and hasn't seen me all day. As in, I had a long work day and so my friend was babysitting her and took her out with his dog as well and she'd already eaten so I assumed she'd be ok. Nope. Went to go rub her belly, she rolls over and as I start scratching... spray.
The other day I picked her up and let her sleep in the bed with me. She, as said before, was nothing but an awesome snuggler at night. Then I woke up, used the restroom and told her it was time to go outside (whoops.) And that's how I got to wash my sheets for the second time in two days (first was just normal washing.)
This sucks, because she's a real cuddle slut and I love picking her up and playing with her, but if everytime I'm going to have to wash sheets/her blanket/clean the carpet, etc.... I dunno.
I'm not sure if I'm being too assertive with her/not enough or... what's changed with her. I know corgis are generally stubborn, but I don't understand why she keeps doing this. It's frustrating to say the least.