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#1 amandaad

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 06:41 PM

We have two dogs - one is 1.5 years old (Kola) and the other is about 10 months old (Mallow). Both are rescues. We have had Kola since she was 8 weeks old and potty training was pretty easy. She hasn't gone to the bathroom inside for about a year now. We got Mallow about 5 months ago and her foster parents said she was potty trained, however, that training completely reverted when she came into our home. We have been able to stop the peeing inside, but not the pooping. She does not notify us when needing to go outside, either, where Kola will. We do not have a backyard, so a doggy door is not an option. And we have tried the bells, but she completely ignores those. We will be out on a walk, she will poop outside and then come in and poop in the same exact spot - on our 3rd floor stairwell. She only poops in this spot. So it's not that she won't poop outside, she does! Well, the last two days Kola has now been pooping inside. On the same stairwell. When she does this, she does not even try to let us know she has to go to the bathroom. When we trained Kola, we stuck her nose in the accident, popped her on the butt and took her outside. That seemed to work. Mallow, she was abused her first few months, so that approach we quickly learned did NOT work with her. I believe Kola is now doing this since she continues to see Mallow do this without the same punishment. I am seriously at my whitts end right now and cannot continue to pick up poop inside so really need any advise you have on how to get them both, now, to stop pooping inside!!!

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:25 AM

O M G do not Rub your dogs nose in the poop or hit her- punishing your dog does NOTHING. Gate off the stairs clean them good and maybe crate train again? Fosters can lie just to get the dog out of their house. be Calm no hitting no rubbing nose in poop if you cannot hndle it please rehome the dog
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Posted 08 April 2017 - 12:01 AM

Hello!  Punishing a dog for 'accidents' causes fear and the dog will quickly learn to poop in another area where you won't see it, to avoid punishment.  You want to clean the spot very throughly with a product especially made for destroying the odors (Natures Miracle is one).  Dogs do not generalize, so a dog that is house trained in one home, may not be house trained everywhere.  You will have to go back to potty training 101.  Use a crate when you can't watch your dogs carefully.  Be sure they get enough exercise  and regular potty breaks.  Scheduled meal times will also help you learn your dogs natural potty schedule.  With patience, your training will pay off, best of luck.



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 06:56 AM

Make sure you clean the spot SUPER well, dogs can smell things even if you cannot see a trace. Something like the Natures Miracle product like willow said is great. Crate training sounds like it would be very helpful here, gradually allowing your dog(s) to roam more freely as they make the connection that inside=no potty, outside=potty!







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