I have just gotten a 1.5 yr old Kelpie. She is beautifully trained. Great with 3yr old son, my cat and my 2 horses.
However she is constantly using my son's room as a toilet when I let her in side. If she can't go in his room she picks another room at random. It doesn't matter if I WATCH her go outside as soon as she is inside straight to where she knows she shouldn't go.
So I though alright I will make her an outdoor dog only... But then she barks at the slightest thing, the neighbours, the birds, people walking past on the other side of the road.
She is perfect if I am by her side but I can't be with her every minute of the day. And the only solution at this stage is lock her in the laundry when I go out or can't have eyes on her at all times. And it is not fair on her or the house.
I try to play with her as much as possible(on average 3 to 4 hours a day) and walk her everyday.
She is booked in at the Vet fo Monday but any suggestions until then at least?