This isn’t a corgi issue, but I trust peoples’ opinions on this site more than anywhere else. So here it goes:
I just started fostering a border collie mix on Friday. He is middle aged, and not neutered yet. I am almost ready to call it quits and return him to the shelter. First off, I rent and animals are allowed. So I have Scout (my corgi) and Swarley (my cat). Both are house trained. Trevor (the foster) either isn’t or seems passively territorial. He has peed in almost every corner of the house (as I found out tonight when I was cleaning up and reorganizing the furniture after painting). As soon as I see him lift his leg, I make my weird distracting grunt and put him outside. Just now, he tried to pee, got put outside for several minutes, I let him back in the main part of the house, and he immediately tried to pee by my freshly made bed. So instead of getting to sit and relax with the rest of us until I am ready to go to sleep, he got put in my patio room (old linoleum floor, and my makeshift transition room) for the night, which is where he sleeps anyway (again, due to me not trusting him overnight).
Since I rent, I don’t see how this can go on any longer, and it isn’t fair to him to have to stay away from me all this time. I feel like I’m doing things right, correcting him appropriately, immediately putting him where he is supposed to go, and praising him when he does go outside. We go on even longer walks than I go on with only Scout just to account for the extra border collie energy. But we get back in, and it’s leg-lift time on the couch again.
Is there anything I can do besides what I am doing? None of the dogs I have owned / housebroken have been this difficult, and I have had 1 unfixed male before. Thank you for any input.