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Older Dog Pooping and Peeing Inside?

I have a 12 year old dog that has no medical problems that the vet can find, but she has just started peeing and pooping in the house. She goes potty outside, but still does it in house too. I dk what to do. I started taking her food and water away at night and letting her out ,but I wake up to pee on the floor. I let her out and she comes in and poops on the floor ten minutes after being let in. She just started this a month ago, she barks to come in, but no longer barks to go out.

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February 27, 20170 found this helpful

Since she's so old, chances are she's just incontinent, especially if she'sa bigger breed of dog.

Honestly, you might have to keep her crated, or keep her out of doors. Some people opt to have her wear diapers but I don't agree with that personally

if you think she's 'normal' and not incontinent, you just would keep her crated at night, and during the day be vigilant in retraining her.

This sounds like a bad habit. most likely what happened is one day she just did it, it seemed easier, she received no feedback from you that it was inappropriate, and the habit stuck.

The thing to do would be to catch her in the act, and with a firm but gentle voice startle her out of it (such as by saying NO!) and then quickly take her to the pad where you want her to defecate.

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When she successfully completes the poo, give her praise and a treat.

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February 28, 20170 found this helpful

This is an old age problem. Time to buy pads for the floors, and possibly diapers for the dog.

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