We have a 14 year old female dog (Carolina breed). For years, she has peed outside. During most of that time, our yard was fenced, so no other dogs' pee. She used to sometimes pee on a walk around the neighborhood, but hasn't done so for a year or so.
My daughter moved out a year or so ago, and I've taken the dog to visit her most weekends. But the dog refuses to pee outside her condo, even though we take her on long walks, or sit with her outside. Instead, the dog either pees inside, or waits until we get home--which means she goes hours longer than usual between pee times.
Recently I've done overnights at my daughter's condo, in hopes the dog would have to pee outside. I bring her crate, along with all her bedding and her usual food. We walk the dog in the morning--by which time she's waited a long time since her last pee. But no matter how long the walk, and how many places we visit on the walk, she still waits until we come back inside to pee.
I tried expressing her bladder while outside, but apparently I'm not doing that right, because nothing came out.
My guess is that she smells other dogs' pee outside and is afraid to pee there. We tried taking some of her pee on paper towels outside, and letting her smell it there, as if she had already peed outside. No luck.
Am I out of luck--too late to teach an old dog new tricks?