Atlas is now a little over two.
He is still eliminating occasionally in the house and we aren't really certain why.
He's crated during the workday and at night (if he is out all night, he will pee on the floor). I watch his water intake, because he will finish the bowl almost everytime if left unsupervised.
He understands that outside = potty. He even has a command if he is being stubborn and doesn't want to be in the cold snow or wet ground. I will point and say "Go potty," and he will walk back off the deck into the yard and do his business.
I take him out on a very regular schedule after work, usually every 1.5 hours or so.
He still occasionally will poop and pee on the carpet. We've steam cleaned the carpets and even threw out and area rug. We hoped that cleaning the area would help keep him from associating the room with pooping and peeing.
Here is a common scenario:
Get home from work, let Atlas out of his crate, take him immedietaly outside. He poops and pees (I heap him with praise), I take him back inside. Within a half our or so I find a few pieces of poop and a urine stain on the rug.
Our second, younger, dog has absolutely no problems with housetraining.
He also seems to really only be elminating in the family room. He also seems to only do it when he's not being watched directly. He doesn't do it in the kitchen (which also happens to be the room that contains his create), and very rarely does it in our bedrooms.
I just don't understand this behavior. He gets a ridiculous amount of exercise and he's very well trained in all other aspects.
Has anyone else had to deal with an adult that just can't seem to get housebroken?