My husband and I have a three year old female jack russell terrier and a two and half year old male lab mix. We got the JR first, then a few months later we got the lab. We’ve had them both since they were puppies. The JR is the alpha dog, but they get along well. We also have a one-year-old son. There has never been any jealousy of the baby and the dogs have never felt threatened by his presence in the house. They love him and are protective of him. The JR was trained on puppy pads. She was my first dog and I didn’t know any better. Obviously with a toddler running around, I don’t want puppy pads where he can get into them, so we’ve moved them to the basement and my JR knows where they are. Here is the problem: We crate our lab when we’re not home, because he can be very destructive, but the JR is too small to get into the garbage and tear stuff up, so we leave her out. When we’re not there, she is fine. She will go to the basement and use her pad no problem. At night, though, she is waking up and going in a corner of the dining room, and if we don’t keep our bedroom door shut while we’re not in there during the day, she pees and poops in there as well. I get up in the morning and find messes in the dining room and sometimes a puddle in our bathroom. What is going on? Why will she use her pad during the day but not at night? I change her pad daily, show it to her, and at night I leave the basement light on for her. Last night I scrubbed and scrubbed the spot in the dining room with baking soda and vinegar water to try and get some of the odor up, and I moved her food tray to that corner thinking she wouldn’t mess there. It didn’t work. Can someone give me some insight? Is she just being lazy? She is a very good dog except for this problem, so I don’t want to get rid of her. And my lab is housebroken perfectly!