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  1. Urgent help! My dog hasn't been to the bathroom in days

    Dog Health
    Hi! Hoping you could help me. I have a four-year-old Hungarian Vizsla called Mouse. She was spayed 3 days ago. The operation went well. She is drinking water and eating but not in her normal quantities. She HATES the bandage. It freaks her out so she pretty much spends all day lying down...
  2. Puppy Bathroom Habits

    New Additions
    I've had my 4 month old puppy for a month now, and his bathroom habits have gotten much better, as have I for recognizing his cues for when he needs to go (like standing by the door). Haven't had an accident inside in about a week. I've heard from multiple sources that a puppy can usually hold...
  3. Adopted ~2 Yr Old Lab/Greyhound Mix - Can't house train him

    Housetraining
    Friends - I hope someone out there can help, In October 2016, my husband and I adopted a 2 year old black lab/greyhound mix - his name is Charlie. From Day 1 with us, he has been going potty in our home and it is both urine and feces. Now, it is important to note that Charlie has always...
  4. New rescue puppy won't potty outside!

    Housetraining
    A week ago I rescued a 6 month old shar pei/lab mix from a shelter. She's very shy but I see progresses being make. (I taught her to sit already!) I try to take her outside at least once an hour or after the major things like food or water. She doesn't even sniff at the ground though. The other...
  5. Help! Dog won't use bathroom in backyard

    Dog Training and Behavior
    hello everyone ! I recently just joined the dog forum because I'm really in need of some help with my dog. I rescued him about 2 months ago, he is a 6 year old black lab. When I first rescued him I had just moved into my new home that did not have a fence so of course I was taking him for...
  6. Our dogs are old and untrained...

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello All! My wife and I have 3 chihuahuas and their ages range from 5-14 so they're all fully grown. My wife got all 3 before we met and kept them in her apartment. She's a nurse, so she's always kept long hours and therefore never had the time to train them properly and also her apartment...
  7. Is my dog sad, anxious, or sick?

    Dog Health
    Hi, I have recently moved with my dog Dexter to an apartment. During the day while I am at work, however, he stays at my mother's house where we used to live. Since the move, I have noticed him eating a lot less than he used to. Because of this, I have him on a feeding schedule to see if he is...
  8. MY dog will no longer use the backyard after using it for months

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a 71/2 month old German Shepherd. We've had her since a baby and she's ALWAYS gone out back to use the bathroom. We have a deck with stairs leading down to the yard, which has a concrete slab and then some dirt around. Two weeks ago, we caught her using the patio and tried to leash her...
  9. House training an unmotivated rescue dog

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi there! My girlfriend and I recently adopted a one-year-old border collie mix from an animal shelter. We were told that she was rescued from an Indian reservation, and was likely not house trained. For the first few days, we took her out every few hours, and tried to reinforce her for going...
  10. Nightly bathroom breaks- until what age?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi guys :) I've had my puggle Tegan for about 3 months, so she's all settled in and everything. The SPCA and vet both said she's likely around a year old. Each night we let her out to do her business before we go to bed, but she always wakes us up at least twice a night to do a pee or poop...
  11. Dog suddenly doesn't want to walk on certain grass

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I moved to San Francisco about 9 months ago. My dog who is a 50 lb lab mix rescue was fine going to the bathroom on the large area of grass outside my apt for the first few months. Suddenly, one day she halts on the sidewalk before she gets to the grass and won't walk on it. I'm not sure what...
  12. Dogs going to the bathroom abnormal amount

    Dog Health
    Hello All, I am the Mom of 7 month old Black Labs that I have raised from day one since their Mom passed away during labor. I realize that house training is a time of patience and learning, BUT....these two seem to go #2 way too much. They get feed in the morning and at night about 6 and 6...
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