Thanks for getting back to us so quickly.
He is mix breed - Labrador / Bull terrier. He looks more like a Labrador.
He is due to be neutered on 29th January when he will be 6 months old.
He has done no obedience training. My Mother has had few puppies before as family pets (Jackrussells) and has toilet trained him. She intends to take him to obedience classes once he has been neutered.
Normal spray detergent and elbow grease.
Yes, this is a verbal reprimand and a cross face (my Mother's).
Yes the garden is enclosed. My Mother takes him out to the bottom of the garden. She waits for him to go to the toilet. Then depending on time , they may have some play time in the garden, or she may bring him straight back in.
He normally likes going out in the garden during the day time, but at night when its cold, dark and wet, he is very reluctant to go, even though he has my Mother as company.
It is mostly defacting.
No tests have been done medically. We state it is not medically, as from observation the poo is normal, not loose or hard ie he is not suffering from diarrhoea or constipation.
Hopefully all my answers are accurate. I'm waiting for my Mother to call me back as I wanted her to know your questions.
It's such a disappointment. We just don't know why he is doing this, as he learnt gradually how to go toilet in the garden and because it went so well, his den was transferred to the livingroom. It has been in the livingroom for the majority of the time he has been with us. Then as he got on so well, he has another den in my Mother's bedroom. Both dens (Mother's bedroom and livingroom was working out fine) but at night he preferred to sleep in the livingroom den downstairs. We think it was because he didn't like my Mother snoring. He opt to go downstairs as the both dens were left unlocked. He just went downstairs himself and then just beofre my Mother drops off to sleep she would then lock the den to stop him from wandering about.
I do hope you can help us.