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Puppy is Pooping in Crate?

I have a 3 month old brindle pit bull puppy and he will not poop anywhere besides his crate. I see a lot of people saying they won't pee or poop where they sleep, but not only does he pee in there, he will only poop in there. After he eats, which we took down to once a day, we wait 10 minutes then take him out for an hour and he does nothing. In fact, he eats at 7:00 pm, will not do anything outside, then holds it all night and poops in his crate during the day. I am at the end of my rope having to come home and bathe him and clean a crate everyday. Please help.

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By Mzzyngr

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October 6, 20110 found this helpful

This action was learned as a young puppy, due to previous owners keeping him in a crate all the time. So he had nowhere else to do his "business". Take him outside every hr and repeat " go potty" and when he does give lots of praises and treats! Be very persistent with an outside schedule. Hope this helps. ;)

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October 7, 20110 found this helpful

Dogs usually don't "go" in the place where they sleep. Perhaps your dog is having a bowel/stomach problem and is unable to hold in his poop and should be checked out by the vet.

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Poor little dog. I know it's a pain for you to clean up but I'm sure he doesn't like sleeping in his mess.

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October 8, 20110 found this helpful

Would you be surprised to see your 12 month old child peeing and pooping where he's not supposed to? Well that's what you're doing with a 3 month old puppy. It doesn't matter the breed. He's only 3 months old! You can't train a child to use the toilet overnight and you can't train a puppy to go outside overnight either. It takes time, and patience, and a lot of both.

Also, qtmama3 and farstar both have it right too. Take the puppy out more often and keep him out till he does his business. And then praise him as if he'd just found you a gold mine! He will get the message, but give him time. It won't happen all at once. Also, once it does start happening, if he has a mistake every so often don't act as if he's done something wrong.

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Simply take him outside again. Children have mistakes and so do dogs.

Most children are at least 4-5 years old before you can really trust them to use the toilet every time. Dogs are usually at least 2 yrs old before you can really trust them. They will be good most of the time before that, but not totally trustable till around 2 years old.

So be patient and be consistent. He'll learn. And once he does he'll probably turn out to be a great dog.

I'm just hoping you are the right type of person for a pitt bull. Some breeds, pitts included, need a special type of person to be able to handle them when they are grown. And if you're not the right type of person the situation can quickly become dangerous, with the dog usually being blamed.

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October 8, 20110 found this helpful

Please feed your puppy at least twice a day. A Puppy at this age needs more protein to build up his muscles and weight. He should be fed at least morning & night. Why is he in a Crate all the time?

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Your puppy needs to interact with his family and get more play time to socialize him. Potty training will take awhile, but it will happen. Take him outside 20 minutes after each meal for at least a 1/2 hr. A puppy that poops in his crate is in there way too long..

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May 30, 20170 found this helpful

a puppy that poops in his crate isnt necessarily in his crate to long.

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October 8, 20110 found this helpful

Each day when he poops in his crate, take the poop and put it outside in the area where you want him to poop. Do NOT punish him for pooping in his crate. Take him to the vet as well to be checked to be sure he does not have any physical difficulties. Also, the vet can give you good feedback on how to fix this.

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June 11, 20150 found this helpful

OK not to hurt your feelings but he may be scared and upset. If he did that with his mother she probably cleaned up after him. I do not know how old he was when he was taken from his mother. Most of the time this should be his safe haven. How long do you leave him in there? Does he have something to chew on and lay by or a toy? Pits get very large and strong all of a sudden. Also he needs to be taken out more and tell him a command.

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I use go outside and walk in the grassy area with him. When he does do his business tell him what a good boy he is and pet him. I also use special things. ex. rub his eyes softly shutting them, hug him, rub along his face or nose softly... See what is special to him. Also if you have a trusted friend or relative that could come by during the day, that would be great. My 80 yr old mom comes by for an abused and left alone dog for years now. She gets so excited when my mom comes over and she lays down like a puppy only for her. I have secretly watched the two of them. You know what she does and only my mom? She kisses her face and rubs her nose. My dog went from 63 lbs to 100. The vet could not believe she was the same dog. Now it took me a year to get her where she is. Pitt bulls are known to be smart and stubborn! They tend to be big baby styles and love you to death ot watch dogs. Do not let that dog ever see you as anything but the leader of the pack.

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