12-05-2017, 01:50 AM
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i would say this is a sign of stress. If it ONLY happens when visitors are present, and perfectly house trained other wise. And if the poo is solid still. ie. not a gastro upset.
How to deal?
Prevention: toilet train on command, like you would a pup. And if you know a visit is due, toilet dog prior to arrival.
During visit, tie the dog to you, so you dont lose focus, and can whip him into garden the minute behaviour indicates he's about to toilet inside: sniffing, circling, squatting.
Might be worth examining your own emotions during said visits, are you excited, stressed? and cueing the dog. Most old folks dont like change in routine.
hope it sorts itself out with training, and in meantime, manage the behaviour to prevent. Clean up with non bleach solution immediately, thoroughly.