Olive is 6 months now and I thought she was house trained. She hasn't had an accident upstairs in months, but for about a month now she has been pooping in our basement! Our basement is the kid's toy room and my son's room is also there. There is alsoa laundry room and we keep the cat's litter box there. Olive doesn't have access to that room anymore. Up until 2 months ago I've kept her out of the basement with a baby gate, but my kids always left it open so i was constantly bringing her back up. Well I'm getting lazy and i've been leaving her down stairs for a few minutes before i go get her. She is completely housetrained upstairs so I thought she'd be fine down there. Wrong! If she is downstairs by herself she will almost always poop! It's very frustrating because I'm really tired of having to follow her around the house. She is pooping on tile so the smell shouldn't be there. My husband thinks she is doing it because it's the kid's play room and she wants to show her dominance. I have no idea why she is doing it, but i'd like it to stop! She didn't even have this many accidents when we first brought her home.