Jun 16 2010
Question by kanunesbr: Why doesn’t my pug puppy pee and poop on the SAME spot? What can I do?
After 3 months of long days of intense observation, lots of patience and dedication, I finally got my lovely 5 months old pug puppy to pee on the place I wanted her to, inside the house. We don’t have a yard, and even tough I take her for daily walks, these are not on a fixed time, so I am fine with her “going” inside”, as long as it is on this particular spot. Ok, but now I have a problem… she does go there to pee every time, but to poop (which she never does at the same time as peeing by the way; inside or outside the house), she looks for a different spot, which is not ok with me. The thing is… The times I see her circling around and sniffing the floor, I always take (or better, “took” – now she goes by herself) to the pad in the toilet (her spot). And she pee there. But if what she wants to do is poop, either she’ll do it anyway, in movement while I’m carrying her in my arms, or if she can hold it, when we get to the pad, she won’t do it… And if I don’t watch her for short time, I’ll find poop in a different place in the house… Basically, she doesn’t seem to like to pee AND poop on the SAME place! Is this normal? We’re moving to a new flat next week, and I want to avoid as much as possible, any accidents that will leave “scent marks”, to have a fresh beginning for her, to only do in the pads. I have not crate trained her, but kept her in one room, and the peeing worked just fine, as I said before… Why am I having trouble only with her pooping? Even when we are outside, if she pees somewhere, it’ll take at least 2 blocks for her to poop, when we walk outside after a meal.. Which are, by the way, on a schedule. I should know by now the times she needs to poop, but it is still not so “time- fixed”… And again, the problem is that she does while I’m carrying her, anyway… or hold it until I am not watching, so she can go do it somewhere else… And just for info, I gave her the same exact treatment (praise/treats) every time, for both pee and poop… I never shouted at her for pooping etc, so she shouldn’t be traumatized or anything….Will I need to keep 2 places in the house , one for peeing, and one for pooping?
for this person who answered first, and for whoever feels like writing nonsense things.. I’m the best owner my lovely puppy could ask for. I do take her out for at least one walk a day. I give her all my love, attention, without losing my position as the leader, and giving her limits, as well as physical and mental challenges, through games and activities we do together every single day. I know that my question text got very long, but if you don’t have the time or bother to read it all, please do me a favor and save my time and yours and don’t bother to answer at all. I shouldn’t have bothered to even give you an explanation, but comments like yours are exactly what’s wrong here. I come here to hear, learn, exchange experiences, tips, with intelligent, reasonable people, who, just like me, love their dogs and want to their best for them, within their conditions. I live in a huge flat, and she has a lot of space. And, again, every single day, I take my puppy out for at LEAST one walk.
Answer by sianniistarbuck
wash your carpet where it is doing it business
put some newspaper down and take your pooch out for regular walks
your pooch shouldnt be pooping in your house anyway
use your yard or take your dog out!
if you cant do that then your not a good enough owner
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