I have a 6 month old golden doodle named Tucker. He is super smart and has caught onto all sorts of tricks and what not but he is not fully house broken because he is terrified of going outside.
I live on the 3rd floor in an apartment building right next to a train (horrible situation, I know). I have been training him to ring the bell on the door when he needs to go out but he would honestly rather be punished that have to go outside. He will pee and poop on the carpet and it drives me and my roommates crazy. I have to force him to go outside every couple hours or else he will go in the house.
When I let him out I always use a leash and positive reinforcement. But I practically have to drag him down the stairs and he will not go to the bathroom if someone is walking by or a car drives by or ANYTHING! It takes all the strength I have to hold him back from running back up the stairs to my apartment door.
I really need help. I love him too much and I don't want this to keep happening!