Hi All - First post and right down to business I guess!
My Max is an adorable Shetland Sheepdog x Japanese Spitz. He is now 18 weeks old, and about 5kg. He is very healthy, active and playful.
We have had fairly good results in the toilet training / housebreaking stakes. Almost all of the time he goes outside with only the occasional accident. We are pretty happy with that.
What has become a very common thing in the past couple of weeks though, is every time I walk out the front door (to go to the letter box, or anything!) and I tell him to sit / stay, when I come back inside he will have peed right inside the door.
He knows he has done a bad thing, because before I even react (or sometimes even see it!), he is already standing back, head down, tail down.
As soon as I react (usually, Maxy! No!) he walks straight to the back door, looks at me and goes outside.
It's like he KNOWS he has done the wrong thing.
He spends a lot of time in our alfresco, as the yard is still just dirt and mud (new house), and he has no problem going out there. He has a doggy door, and we usually keep the alfresco door open as well, so its not that he couldn't get outside to go, and he usually does.
He only ever does it when I go out the front door and don't take him with me.
It is driving me insane. It happens - EVERY - time I go out the front door.
Any ideas, suggestions, advice, would be greatly appreciated!!!!