Around 6 months ago we adopted an 18 month old Beagle (not a rescue, she came from great circumstances but family were moving overseas).
Now, for the first 18 months of her life she has been taught very little manners!! Previous owners explained if you need to do anything with her you need to catch her by her collar as she won't come to you.
She is an absolute little miss who takes any discipline as a joke
I have been working on recall with her, we are slowly getting it. She knows how to sit and drop which she picked up fairly quickly (with treats of course, only thing she listens to!!)
She is my mothers dog, so am limited as to what I can teach her (as my mother enables her bad habits! ) She will do things like jump up at the kitchen bench with front feet and try to snatch food, if you sit down with food she will attempt to get on your lap, is told to get down and just stares and 'scabs', she steals washing, takes your things and runs away with them (which i understand is a game for her, am happy to participate when she steals HER TOYS!!
She is slowly coming around, have been putting her outside when preparing and eating food, ignoring bad behaviour, praising good behaviour but sometimes she does your head in. To put it bluntly she is like one of those cocky children that you see sometimes, (ie. gets a smack on the bum and promptly replies with 'Didn't hurt'. (not that we smack her, by the way )
Getting to the point... We have just got a new carpet, she is usually very good at sitting at the door and making a noise or nudging the door to go out, and now that we have a new carpet apparently there is no need for outside !! I will literally put her outside, wait 1/2 an hour for her to wee (that's another story) and bring her inside... She comes back in and wees on the carpet, putting her out hourly is not working, she just gets up from her bed, wees on the carpet and goes back to sleep...
I have been watching her so I can spot it and promptly put her outside but it's just getting ridiculous! She is a little madam! Luckily she has her snuggly moments and we love her
Any advice is much appreciated, Thankyou in advance!