Miya is a 1.5 year old GSD/Husky mix. She's definitely potty trained and she hasn't had any accidents since she was a puppy.
For the past week she's been too distracted wanting to chase squirrels that she won't go potty outside. I stay out there for a while longer than normal hoping she'll calm down and go, but she doesn't, and three times she's ended up pooping on the floor of the guest room (the room her crate is in). At night she's fine bc there aren't any squirrels out at that time, but by then it's too late. I've taken her to the dog park a couple times and she'll go out there, but I can't just take her to the park every time she has to go to the bathroom.
And when she doesn't go, we'll come back inside, and about half an hour later she's whine and let me know she has to go potty, so I'll take her out hoping that she has to go bad enough that she'll go regardless of the squirrels, and she still won't do it.
She's always been fascinated by squirrels and has always loved trying to chase them, but it's never interfered with her going to the bathroom until the past week.
Does anyone have any insight or advice? It's driving me crazy!