We adopted an 18 month old Cocker Spaniel around 3 months ago. She goes all night with no problems and in the morning she does her business fairly quickly. We take her out a least 6 times a day and we walk her around a mile every day. She seems to poop around 3 or 4 times a day. Is that a problem? She does poop in the living room a least once every day or two. Can anyone help?
By Michael from Media, PA
Is she doing her business the same time daily? If so, take her outdoors and walk her awhile at the time. You might get lucky and she'll emliminate outdoors. Also, she's used to the carpet and there may be hidden residue that keeps drawing her to the carpet. Watch her closely as she circles around the room deciding where to drop her bomb. Then take her outdoors at this point.
Try collecting some poop & placing it in an area of your garden that you want her to do it. Leave it there until she gets the message, take her out to that spot each time you take her outdoors, often dogs poop just after eating a big meal for the day & in the mornings.
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I rescued a Bassett Hound from the street about 7 weeks ago. She was very malnourished and deprived of food. I have been giving her Royal Canin which has helped with her weight. The vet said she is about 1.5 - 2 years old.
My problem with her is the frequency she goes potty. She consistently poops 6-7 times a day. Recently she has started pooping in my bedroom right after I take her inside from pooping outside. She has pooped in my bedroom after doing the same thing outside for 2 straight days now. I'm beginning to lose my patience with how much she potties and her pooping in my room. Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated.
A lot of thoughts and questions come to mind reading your post. It is frustrating not knowing this dogs history. You will have to get to know this dog a lot better before you can solve her problem. I guess the 1st question I would ask is, do you want to work hard at this problem? You will need to work with your Vet to see if it is a physical problem, worms, disease, allergies to food, other illnesses. Then you will need to consider behavioral problems that are pretty common with rescue animals.
I recently adopted a Pit Bull from someone I knew. She does really well peeing on a leash and not having accidents in the house, but she has not pooped outside once since I've had her. She has pooped in the house around the same spot every time and in her crate when I leave her for even 30 minutes.
I take her out 3-4 times a day and feed her around the same times every day, but she still poops in the house. I'll take her for a walk, and once we get inside if I look away for a minute she has already pooped in the house. How can I train her so she doesn't do this anymore?
Do you know if she was doing this before you adopted her? You do not say the age of your dog so if she is still a puppy then this could still be part of her training period.
No two dogs react the same way to change or training so it will probably take time and a lot of patience but she will learn so give her a nice hug and keep trying different tactics.
I have a Golden Retriever, 10 months old, who poops in the house. If he is taken outside, he doesn't do it, but right after coming back he does. How do I train him.
You can crate train him, by keeping him in a crate, and letting him out under supervision: "Crate training takes advantage of your dog's natural instincts as a den animal. A wild dog's den is their homea place to sleep, hide from danger and raise a family. The crate becomes your dog's den, where they can find comfort and solitude while you know theyre safe and secure (and not shredding your house while you're out running errands)."
There are other training methods, but whatever you employ, you need constant vigilance.
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.
When she successfully completes the poo, give her praise and a treat.
PetSmart has training classes. I would take my dog. Once he responds to commands, he will take to potty training.
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