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RoxyOwnsMe
6/5/2008 1:25:47 PM
Posts: 1
My beautiful 2 yr old black lab mix has been pooping in the house lately and it's making us crazy. She was trained pretty quickly and always went outside. We are out of the house during weekdays and we think she is punishing us. We play with her a lot especially on weekends. She doesn't poop on walks, we let her out in the backyard and clean it very often.

Thanks.
muddyfeet
6/23/2008 4:52:43 AM
Posts: 137
<!--ToastEdit--><font face="Verdana" size="2" color="Black"><P>Sometimes dogs with instetinal parasites will have issues with needing to go at odd times.. </P>
<P>Call the vet and either have a stool sample checked.. or ask for some panacure.. some worms (wips) are hard to catch on a stool sample.. and false negitives are possible so cost wise.. sometimes best bet is just worm the dog.. it will not harm them if there is no parasites BTW.. Cheap and easy thing to cover..</P>
<P>If after medical reasons are addressed (worming),,she is still having issues.. training is the key.. one having the dog on a feeding shed.. vs free feeding.. also on walks do what ever you can to get the dog to go.. THEN play time with them.. sometimes they pick up the idea I go then the walk/play is over.. so hold it.. reverse the order.for her.. this may be the case.. he is forgetting to go.. you leave for the day.. and oops I have to go now ..she is not punishing you.. she is just not addressing this need. in the morning..  before you leave.. she is most likely so excited and distracted you will be leaving she is just forgetting to go.. make sure she goes.. play with her before you leave.. may all be that is needed.. </P>
<P>So make a REALLY big deal of the dog when she goes.. make sure you stay out till she does.. and inside make sure you have the dog under observation to catch any accidents..  She will come around.. </P>
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<P>Good luck</P></font>
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