it happens even when he has gone outside, he is upset when crated he seems to have a but of separation anxiety when i leave. Poop is usually normal and firm but he likes to finger paint it inside the crate sometimes. He has never done it when Im home its when I leave him alone and go to work. He was doing good for a few weeks with no accidents and now he is having them off and on. I give him lots of praise when I come back and the crate is clean. It got better when I moved his crate from the bedroom to the laundry/mud room. Oddly it was better until I lost a family member and close friend and have been feeling kind of down myself. I dont know if he is reacting to that because he can sense that "mom" isnt feeling good. All I know is that he is really bonded to me (he picked me). He is okay with my brother and boyfriend but once im home he could careless about anyone else.
I hate to have to get the "puppy" crate back out.
Every now and then my 1 year old basenji will go poop in his crate. This happens even if I have just taken him out to potty. Its a plastic crate so it not hard to clean up. Anyone else have this issue. I did try to block the back of the crate but he just pulled down what I had there.