I adopted my 7 year old Captain Falcon from the local shelter on in July (2 mo ago). He was very house-trained.
I have never seen him pee in the house.
My plan was to walk him morning & evening so he could move bowels.
This worked well in the beginning, but about 10 days ago, he started going during the night. He doesn't wake me up. I sleep upstairs (with him in my room, either in my bed or near my bed). He goes downstairs during the night & I find poop in the back bedroom. I laid down newspaper in the back bedroom, hoping he would use that, which he does about 50% of the time. Otherwise, he goes random places in that same bedroom.
In the past 2-3 days, it seems he feels free to go anywhere. I have found poop in my living room, & on a pillow in the back bedroom.
I am very saddened by this & don't know what to do. I would like him to go in my backyard & have placed his poops out there, along with newspapers. I have spent a lot of time back there with him & one time he did poop there & I praised him a lot.
At 1st, I thought if I did not feed him after about noon, his evening walk should suffice. Now I just don't know what to do.
I tried putting him in crate last night; it may be too small for him but he predictably did not like it & I let him out. (I was recently diagnosed with sleep apnea & really need my sleep). Hmmm now that I think of it, maybe the mask I have to wear concerns him, though he has not shown signs of it.
Any help or even comforting words will be very much appreciated.