I found out my mother's dog has been messing in the house. (solid waste in the living room, urine in one of the spare rooms and in the den). The dog also sleeps with her - but also chews up the blankets - rendering them kinda nasty looking even after they've been washed.
I've suggested kenneling the dog when she leaves the house to minimize the risk of "accidents" in the house, and using a muzzle as a training aid to stop the blanket chewing. The dog gives her comfort, and she will do nothing to try to curb his bad behavior.
Mom is at an age where she demands to be in control above all else and won't listen to reason. Any ideas/suggestions would be very welcome!