a developmental stage of weirdness of some kind?... none of my Kishu will go in the yard ... I dunno if that's a primitive/Japanese dog thing or a personality thing...
but if you are only taking him out 3 times a day, you might want to add a few short pee breaks and keep encouraging appropriate marking.
What diet is Ajax on? Perhaps he has some diuretic elements in his food that makes him feel the need to pee more often?
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