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Old 11-11-2018, 10:38 PM
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Adult dog won’t poop outside

I have a 4 year old lab mix. She got into a very bad habit of going downstairs to poop. I worked a lot of really long hours when she was little. She never pees inside and never poops upstairs. I have tried a bunch of times where I put a gate up so she can’t go downstairs. I will have her outside forever and she doesn’t do anything. She will hold it 2-3 days. When it gets that long, I feel horrible because I’m sure she’s very uncomfortable. So I take the gate down and let her go. I need help. I need to break this habit.
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Old 11-12-2018, 06:18 AM
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I saw a trick somewhere to make dogs poop... to insert the tip of a qtip in their anus.. Apparently it makes them want to go RIGHT NOW. Honestly... I'd give it a shot, and take her outside right away until she goes. And praise like crazy with very high value treats.
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ok, I cant imagine having to deal with lab size poop inside on a frequent basis- but that sounds horrible.💩💩 I like how you are taking some responsibility for this & not just blaming the dog. That tells me you are prepared to upskill & make changes & not just expecting this dog magically & overnight to poop outside. So my advice is to read up as much as you can under dog forum search toilet training on posts or search words poop or wees. There is a number of things to consider & different methods you can try. I think you need to start from scratch like she is a puppy, some of this seems to be environ-mental. In other words the house/layout outdoors area could be problematic, & you could look into ways of improving it & making it more user friendly. eg a doggy door, fenced back yard if it isnt, making the outdoor area inviting not frightening if it is, clearing any poisonous plants, giving shelter from harsh weather etc like sunsails, is there wild animals or birds outside? Is there grass or concrete? You get the idea. Then you need to really apply yourself & set & stick to a routine. Use a reminder alert on your phone & take her out at set times, for set times, the same each day. Health- check she's not constipated etc. Training build positive associations & confidence with your dog with outside pooping. Practical & scent. Put the poop outside & leave it there for a day or 2, show her the correct place after an accident. Training- teach words a wee or poop command. Reassurance, talking to her, also its very hard to go poop if anxious- so calming her, as relaxing & releiving herself naturally go together.

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