using the bathroom inside the house

by Mindy
(St. Stephen Canada)

All of a sudden she has a big pen in the house and now she's pooping in it.I put her out around 12am when i go to bed but by 7am she's already pooped. she is in and out through the day. How do I get her to stop?

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Jun 06, 2012
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JR different dog food
by: Mindy

Thank you for the feedback. I meant from the beginning we have had an area in the house where our jr can move around during the night for example get a drink. I believe we found the problem as to why she is pooping in the house. We were trying a different dog food. I went back to her regular food and so far ne messes to clean up in the morning. I think for some reason the new dog food went right through her system pretty fast. I'm going to keep an eye on her progress. Thank you Mindy

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JR different dog food
by: Mindy

Thank you for the feedback. I meant from the beginning we have had an area in the house where our jr can move around during the night for example get a drink. I believe we found the problem as to why she is pooping in the house. We were trying a different dog food. I went back to her regular food and so far ne messes to clean up in the morning. I think for some reason the new dog food went right through her system pretty fast. I'm going to keep an eye on her progress. Thank you Mindy

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using the bathroom inside the house
by: Angela

I don't quite understand what you mean when you say, all of a sudden she has a large pen?' Does this mean that you have decided to keep your dog in a large pen when she is in the house? If the answer to this is yes, I'm sure you have a good reason for it. However, you dog may be upset by this 'sudden' change in her environment.If your dog is unhappy about being 'caged' this could in turn cause her stress or anxiety. This could be why she is pooping in it. She could be suffering from a doggie form of irritable bowel syndrome caused by stress. Please also consider that most animals (humans included) have an inbuilt body clock which designs them to go to bed when it's dark. On average the sun goes down approx 8pm so 9pm - 10pm is late enough for your dog to go out for the last time, and stay clean until morning, approx 7am-8am. I rescued a one year old JR a month ago. He was not house trained, It has taken us 3 weeks to house train bertie and we haven't had any 'accidents' for a whole week now. This is my routine to house train a dog: To get off to a good start and prevent the dog peeing I get up at 6.30 and put him in the garden. I take him to the same place and ask him to 'do a pee' when he does it I reward him and give him lots of praise. Then I give him breakfast, and walk him for approx 30 mins or longer. I then take him out in the garden regularly to the same place to go to the bathroom, asking him each time to do a pee. If I see him doing a pee or a poop, I tell him 'good boy, do a pee/poo' then praise him. This way he learns its good to pee/poo outside and he will soon learn to do it when you ask him to. Dogs are usually quite regular, so if you feed him/her regularly, and always exercise them afterwards, they will learn what it is they are supposed to do. Until your dog is house-trained you need to take him/her out every 1-2 hrs. Also take them out after they have visited the water bowl or after a nap/activity. If they have an accident just say, 'no' pick them up or take them outside. Don't be too harsh as they will then be frightened to go to the bathroom in front of you outside too. I walk my dogs at least twice a dogs for min 30 mins each time. They have access to the garden inbetween. I would recommend anyone getting a dog, to take at least a weeks holiday to train them, as it's very intensive but very worthwhile. All of my puppies have been house-trained within a week, older dogs may take a little longer, but with patience and kindness you will have a happy and clean dog. Good luck. Also, don't forget diet is very important, resist the temptation to give them human food. Most health problems in dogs are caused by a bad diet, especially sugar and over eating, this too can cause your dog to need to go to the bathroom more frequently. Remember, your dog can't tell you when he needs to go, so he has to rely on you to establish ample opportunities for him to go to the bathroom.

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