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7/10/11 7:11 P

Here's a link to a webmd article that describes several reasons why dogs poop in the house and possible solutions.

GLORYB83 Posts: 52,969
7/10/11 4:45 P

We put our dog in her cage whenever we have to leave her home, so that blocks any chance of her doing her business in the house when we're not here. And we put her outside immediately when we get home.
I also put her food and water dish up on the counter right after she eats and I offer her a bit of water throughout the day.
I also cleaned the rug with vinegar/water when she had an accident, to eliminate the odor so she wouln't go back to that place again.
We discipline her with quiet but firm words so she isn't scared of us . . a scared dog just won't train.
Definitely keep an eye on her to learn her 'signals' to you to let her out.
I hope you find the way that works for your dog, all the best!!

LEXIY76 Posts: 9
7/4/11 9:06 A

We just got a dog four days ago, he's a rescue dog so we don't know much about him. He's a boxer/hound and the vet says he's about a year and a half old. He seems to have had some training and he doesn't bark, so I adore him. The first thing I did was to get him a crate. He's already house broken (although we've had three accidents. The first one when I wasn't home and it was raining all day, my parent's couldn't get him to go outside so ... The second one was on the day he got his shots, and I just think he was not in a good mood. And last night, again when I was at work.) I'm his regular walker and he sees me as his alpha, my mother is not an alpha type so she does not do well when taking him out. The crate is a wonderful thing! Dogs are den animals so they like having a place of their own. They will not poop or pee where they sleep or eat, so it's the best way to train your dog. Just do not keep him in there for too long (you can put him in there at night to sleep, so 8 hours is okay) If he's a puppy he might not hold it too long either. Oh, and never use the crate as a punishment, or he'll grow to hate it. I put my dog on the patio when he is misbehaving.

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1/10/11 5:37 P

Get a kennel that is only SLIGHTLY bigger than the dog. The dog has to barely have room to lay down. A dog by instinct will not use the bathroom where it has to lay unless it is kept on a chain for too long , it then trains itself to do so. The easiest way to housebreak is to keep the dog in the kennel and when brought out immediately go outside. I promise this will work. Use the kennel only when gone and of course keep the dog out while you are home. And naturally you know to pay close attention to the way the dog acts as to its needs to go outside. Also don't give the dog full time access to its food and feed it at the same time everyday (at the beginning) this will help the dog get on a schedule and make it much easier to know when the time is right. I hope this helps.

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1/10/11 2:20 P

I would walk the dog until he/she goes. Then give a goodie. Put the dog out on a chain for a while if you don't have a fence yet. Maybe try a bell. You can train the dog. Hang a bell (large bell w/handle) on the door you use to go out. Hang it about half way down depending on size of the dog. Every time you go out with the dog ring it. Before long the dog should be ringing it to go out. Hope some of this helps.

JILLITA55 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/10/11 9:55 A

my dog poops in the house only when we are not home for long periods of time. other wise he is pretty good

STEELER74386 Posts: 1,115
1/15/10 11:31 P

hi guys i know that i have created a topic on this before, but i was wondering if anyone had anymore idea. i am at my wits end. and i think so is my hubby. the new dog keeps on pooping in the house she as fine from monday till fri. morning (i slept in lilttle bit) nand whenever we went out to dinner/shoot pole. (kind of "in rememerence" of a family member of mine) we werent even gone that long, maybe like five hrs. we came home and we found a pile of poop in the same room where she has been going. he yelled at her and i yelled at her a hr later. i am so sick of cleaning up poop she wont go poop outside at all now. and they are both scared of my hubby. the one dog, she used to listen to him (playing, putting chocker on) and now she wont. i mean, fri was the first time we actualy went out out sincve w really dont go otu that much. i wish it was spring out so that we can get our fence. i dont want to get rid of the younger one, but if she keeps pooping idk.....i am just at my wits end.

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