retraining puppy and adult dog: advice needed
I am hoping someone out there might have some advice on how to solve my puppy problem.
I have three dogs, all female, ranging between 6 years and 1 year.
The puppy was never properly housebroken, and as a result, has recently gone from being "half" housebroken, to not wanting to do ANYTHING outside. Curiously, she is only interested in swallowing possible goodies on the street, but not minimally intrigued by the smell of other dogs, including the older two.
Is there an age at which puppies/dogs become attracted to the smell of other dogs? Is it normal that at 1 year she is not?
As if on cue, one of my other dogs, has decided to "keep the puppy company"... so now I have two soiling dogs at home, although the 6 year old only does this occasionally during the day, but apparently every night.
Does anyone know how I can change this? I am out at work all day, but there is someone at home with the dogs and who takes them out at regular hours. However, she has no experience with dogs and is, I think, much of the reason why they "untrained". I thought of putting the puppy back in her crate, at least at night. Is that advisable at this stage?
Any advice would be most appreciated,