Deska is having pooping issues - not pooping every day and then sometimes pooping in the house. I can't work out if it's behavioural or something is wrong health wise. Wondering if anyone else has experienced this with a senior. The background is, a few months ago I noticed Deska would only poop on walks. This was compounded because I was getting sicker and finding it harder to take them on walks. IN the end I arranged a friend to take them out every few days just so Deska would poop. Fast forward to Sept and the dogs are currently living with my mother while I have cancer treatment. The dogs adore my mother, but are frightened of my step-father who has dementia. My mother is an invalid so they don't get walks, but she does take them on the 'school run' with the grand kids and she has daily visits. Since being at her house Deska has pooped in the house 4 times (that I know of). 3 of those times he could get out a dog door, last time my step-father was yelling at Deska and temp shut off his access to the dog door. Problem is, it's not that easy getting the dogs to the vet, and for what? If my step-father finds the poo (lucky it's been my mum so far) I'm worried about what he'll do because of the dementia. My mum is too scared to leave the dogs at home when she goes out in case Deska poops. Thoughts?