Our basenji mix (Sophie) is 7 months old. She is crate trained and stays in the crate when we are not at home. She sleeps on a dog bed in our room at night.
Since we put up our Christmas tree yesterday and moved her crate about 15 feet to the other end of the room, she has pooped in her crate the last two times we have left for 4-5 hour periods. Before we left, we took her out to do her business and she is on a normal eating schedule. No new toys or blankets in the crate either - only change is the location of the crate.
We have come home and had to do the whole bath and crate cleaning thing. It's odd - she's only pooped one other time in her crate and only a couple of isolated incidences in the house at all - I would say she is 99% house trained.
No other pets or children in the home. Just us two.
Any ideas…? We are hoping this isn't a trend and if it is we want to nip it in the bud quickly!