I recently brought a Shih Tzu dog; he's so adorable, we love him so much. We usually leave him alone at least 8 hours a day while I am at work.
Every time I come back, I find he has peed on the carpets and defecated on the couches. The house smells bad and he's not learning to relieve himself in one spot. I bought him special pieces of tissue to go on, but to no avail.
My question is, if I buy him a big crate, would it help?
I would need to leave him in the crate at least 8 hours a day. I can provide food and toys for him in the crate, but if he wants to urinate or defecate, how is he supposed to do so while he's in his crate?
We love him and we don't want to give him away so any quick advice would be greatly appreciated.