05-09-2012 08:39 AM
I just adopted a 10 month old dog a few days ago. He will not poop outside. He will pee but thats it. No matter how long we are out for he will come in and go on the floor. Ive even tried cleaning it up and moving it outside so he can see where to go. When I caught him starting to go in the house I put him outside and he stopped. I waited and waited but he wouldnt finish going. he didnt go the rest of the night until we all went to sleep and then he went in the living room. how do I fix this
05-09-2012 10:08 AM
05-09-2012 10:19 AM - edited 11-05-2013 08:17 AM
You've only had him a few days, it will take him a while to unlearn this behavior.
Do you crate him? I'm not fond of crates but I know dogs usually will not eliminate in one if they can help it, so maybe as a training tool at night.
Take him out every two hours on leash and walk him to the area you want him to use. Walk him to areas such as dog parks where other dogs have eliminated let him pick up the scent.
Stay out with him at least twenty minutes, an hour long walk would be best ten minutes after he's eaten. Take him out first thing in the morning and again after eating and at bedtime those are the most likely times for a bowel movement.
Someone has allowed him to do this unfortunately or he may be nervous in a new home and all, some dogs don't like to go too close to the house.
When he finally finds a good spot praise him and give him a nice treat, keep returning to that location, they like to go in the same place if possible, once you have a nice routine going you can try other spots.
Don't forget to carry bags and pick up or you'll have problems with your neighbors. Give it time, let us know what works.
When you catch him going in the house, say NO and take him outside like you've been doing.
ETA: Walking,running,playing activity will stimulate him to have a bowel movement. Maybe a game of catch would relax him, keep him moving!
05-09-2012 10:31 AM