I have a 1.5 year female Labradoodle who continues to pee when nobody is home. We work and are not home 9-9.5 hours a day. The dog does not want to hold it and wait until I get home and take her out. She always pees or poops at one part of the kitchen and I started putting puppy pads on the floor since I am tired of cleaning it up.
She is a smart dog, but has decided it was fine to pee and poop the house. If I am home during the day, she waits and lets me know she wants to go out and does not pee or poop. I punish her by raising my voice and showing her the pee or poop and she knows the punishment is coming when I get home, but does it anyway.
Anything I can do to break her pattern and get her to wait?
Thanks in advance.