As many of you know, Lucky got neutered a few weeks ago. It was a very hard surgery on him, (he also had a hernia repair while he was under) and for the first week or so he was in constant pain. After he was put on the right pain meds and antibiotics though, he was fine.
Before the neuter, he was good as gold, asked to go outside, and never had an accident in the house. Now, (it's been about 3 weeks) he refuses to go outside. We have a big backyard, and he is never unattended.When I try to get him to go outside (opening the door), he slinks away like he did something wrong, or like it's a bad thing. I have never seen him act this way- I'm not sure if something scared him out there or what. And it used to be that he didn't like anybody going outside with him- he wouldn't go if somebody was watching.
He goes for a walk every evening as well- for excersie, but he never poops on these walks, he only pees (and the only pee he does is marking).
So instead of pooping outside, he's been pooping in the house. (which is one thing my mother cannot stand), and it's always in the same room as the back door- close proximity. My mother loves him to death, but she's paid already amost $3,000 in carpet cleaning from our last 2 dogs messing in the house, and she said if I can't get this under control, we're going to have to find something else.
I need help- fast!