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House Trained Dog Keeps Pooping Inside

I have a Chihuahua/Dachshund mix who is 5 years old. She is trained to go to the bathroom outside, but recently has been continuously going to the washroom inside on the carpets. I'm not sure if it's the cold weather or if she's mad at something and that's why she keeps doing it, but it's really frustrating. Even after bringing her outside, she'll come inside and poop on the rug right away. I'm not sure what to do!

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January 15, 20170 found this helpful
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Make sure she is eating and being taken for walks at the same time every day. As soon as she poops in the house, lead her to the spot and speak to her in a stern voice. Clean up the spot to neutralize the odor. Praise her when she does the right thing. She may have to be crated for awhile until she gets the idea that in order to have free rein in the house, she must prove that she is trained.

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January 17, 20170 found this helpful

Thanks, I'll give this a try!!

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September 14, 20170 found this helpful

are you serious, the dog deliberately poops inside after being oustide. this my friend is a sign of instability. here is an example ,,, the two miniture pintchers/ deutchhound , sneaked inside the house this morning, while i was taking a shower, the door wasnt even 4 cm open, i do not know if it was the male or the female, the dog pooped and peed on my bag this morning and then went outside, this is a deliberate action , not my dog so there is not much i can do, however it is my house so i would like the owner to do something, how do i correct this without hurting the owner and the dogs emotions, i am not happy about it, ?

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January 15, 20170 found this helpful
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Clean and disinfect the washroom. Remember dogs can smell better than you can, so clean very well.
Put up a pet gate so she can't go in there for now.
Be sure to dress your dog in a warm sweater when you take her out. Also, dig away snow on the ground to make a spot for her to go. Start giving her treats again for going outside.

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January 17, 20170 found this helpful

We normally do dig a spot for her, but I'll try cleaning up a bit better. Thank you!

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January 15, 20170 found this helpful
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Well it could simply just be the rug, have you had and family or friends over that have a dog or maybe a cat. Your dog could be smelling the cat or dog and getting offended or protective over you and want to mark the rug.

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January 15, 20170 found this helpful
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I would start with a checkout by the vet. Keep her on a schedule, and maybe she needs to be outside a little longer when you take her out.

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I would also keep the washroom door shut. If she didn't go when out, then I would put her into a kennel.

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January 17, 20170 found this helpful

I just got her a kennel and she's already starting to go outside. Hopefully this Continues. Thank you!

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January 18, 20170 found this helpful
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It sounds like she just habituated herself to poop there, most likely due to the smell.

Make sure to hyper clean the area, even changing the carpet if necesary, and mixing stuff up in there, so that she makes sure to not recognize the area

Also, she sounds like a very small dog, and this could be a cry for help. Do you take her to an area where she might be intimidated by other bigger dogs? Does she feel threatened at all? Animals can be wary of depositing their faeces where they feel threatened by predators, because thru faeces is how predators track prey (this is why cats use litter boxes and bury their business)

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Barring a medical condition, and barring her not being housebroken, I would maybe try to walk her somewhere she doesn't feel threatened

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January 15, 20170 found this helpful

Your dog may keep pooping on the rug because he or she feels offended have you have friends or family over lately that have cats or dogs, they may smell the animals on the rug and what to mark the rug to make sure that they still own they house and want to feel safe. You may want to wash the rug or get something or the dogs a rub it all over the rug to make it smell like he or she.

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May 13, 20170 found this helpful

My dog is one and a half years old and house trained. Though he has pooped inside about about 4 times in one night.

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He is house trained, I do not understand why he has done this. I feed him raw meat and he is active and take him for walks almost everyday

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August 4, 20171 found this helpful

I'm having the same problem..

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September 12, 20170 found this helpful

My dog is 3. She has been housebroken. Lately, she started peeing and now, today peed and pooped on our living room floor. It is always in there. We have shampooed the carpets several times. We have a doggie door and another dog who always goes outside. I have started having to crate her and trying to be consistent. It is hard because I have a knee injury and try to take her out, I have to go down ten stairs everytime. It is very frustrating. I really need suggestions on what to do. I have never had this problem before with any of our dogs.

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