Puppy has stopped pooping outside. Help!

posted 2 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Omg sooo cute! Can you leave him outside until he poops?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Wow he is stunning!  Has the weather or anything changed?  Noisy neighbors or something you haven’t thought of? 

Sometimes puppies just suck. I’d clicker train him so you can reward him we he goes outside.  And follow him around when you first let him in so you can tell him “no” and take him back out. But again puppies suck! It just takes a lot of patience and consistency. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Then it sounds like you just have to watch him like a hawk when you let him back in, or put him in the crate until the time when he would normally go in the house and take him out again?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Yeah, I would try carrying and crating him next then. Puppy training is hard. He’s still really young at 10 weeks so it’s not unusual for him to go back and forth. It took us 6 months for our puggle to be fully trained with no accidents in the house. We got him at 10 weeks. Puppies are the cutest but the hardest. It just takes lots and lots of patience, but you can do it! 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Backyard

Man, it is like running around is stimulating him to poop. I have no suggestions, but dang it! What a cute baby!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

Our dogs do this sometimes they are stubborn. What worked for us is when they didn’t go poop and we knew they have to we put them in the crate.Then in 15 min we take them out again and try again  and continue this till they poop outside.If a dog poops inside they will prefere to do that and will try not go outside.

 

PS He is soooo cute 🙂 congrats on your new baby

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

 

CEM16:  Yeah they do that 😛 but trust me he will poop eventually.  You don’t want to having him pooping in the house when he is one or two so I know it’s hard to look at his little face upset but it is a necessary evil.

This pic makes me almost want another puppy but I quickly flash back to the puppy stage and two is enough lol

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

 

CEM16:   I had a sheltie as a child and he was a great dog. Just keep with his training and being consistant and you should be just fine

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Puppy brains are still growing and developing and sometimes they backslide on training or a desired behaviour. Keep up with the crating and being consistent. As soon as he poops outside, click and treat him and make it a big deal. If he poops inside ignore it. It doesn’t take dogs long to learn which behaviours bring the best rewards. I know it’s frustrating but he’s still so young.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

have you tried taking him outside to poop by himself without the other dogs around?

we have an 8 month old puppy. she’s not 100% potty trained yet, but in the early potty training days, we had to take her out by herself. if the other dogs were around, they’d want to play and she’d get too excited to bother with peeing/pooping.

or the opposite could work too. seeing the other dogs doing their business, may “inspire” her. monkey see, monkey do. a lot of times i see my pup follow the other dogs and she’ll pee when and wherever they pee. 

beautiful dog, by the way!

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