Potty issue

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TriciaL

In Dogs

After my mom's dog passed earlier this year, it seemed she was in a bit of a rush to adopt a new dog. My mom being a senior, (lives with my fiancee and I) we figured an adult dog would be the best for her. Everyone in the house met the dog at the shelter and we thought her choice was a good one, a cairn terrier (we think she's a mix) Here's the problem: The dog has taken to my fiancee and I and practically ignores my mom. The dog only cares to sit with us, practically snubs my mom if we are around and will go to the bathroom in my mom's bedroom. It's actually quite sad, I feel like maybe my mother is not being enough of a "pack leader" so we are all currently in an obedience course to help my mom gain some confidence with her dog. But the dog still urinates in her room, even though she is housebroken and never has otherwise gone in the house.
Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated!!

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