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  1. Leslie Taheri
    June 16, 2014

    I adopted a shelter dog last week. He had been turned in as an owner-surrender, got very sick and was fostered for 1 1/2 weeks before returning to the shelter when I adopted him, so I do understand this little guy has had major upheaval in the past several weeks. However, the pooping the house is a daily occurrence now and I don’t know how to stop it. He shows no interest whatsoever in even attempting to poop outside. I walk him for approx. 25 minutes, 4-5 times a day and then he comes back in the house and poops. If I cannot stop this, I’m going to have to return him and that’s something I really don’t want to have to do. I also have 2 other dogs, they’re all little guys, under 19 pounds but seem to get along and accept each other. I really need some serious advice. Thank you.

    • Venice Marriott
      September 3, 2014

      Hi Leslie – sorry your comment got missed. Hope you’re hanging on in there with your dog. It does sound like anxiety and the problem can be sorted out with the right training. It’s not just the upheaval, but he has 2 other dogs to fit in with too. You need to consistently show him and your other two dogs that you are the leader – there’s more info on the site about that and I get the feeling that the ebook would really help – and would be worthwhile investing a little money in. Best of luck with it. You’re fantastic for taking on a rescue dog as you have.

  2. tanya
    April 30, 2014

    I got my parents a dog that is about a year, He goes outside, but then comes right back in the house and forces a little more poop in the house. It is random places around the house. He is such a good lovable dog they don’t want to get rid of him but they don’t know what to do, they cant keep having him go in the house.

    • Venice Marriott
      May 13, 2014

      Has he been doing that since he arrived or did it start suddenly? Has anything happened or changed recently to make him act like this? It could be that he’s marking territory. Does he show any other signs of anxiety, for example… Can he be left alone without barking or whining constantly – or does he chew things a lot. Watch the videos on this site, they will help you identify if anxiety is the problem and give you some ideas on what you can do to solve the problem. Please tell your parents not to get angry with the dog as it may make things worse. He will be doing it for a good reason (in his own mind anyway!)

  3. ange
    August 28, 2013

    my dog is house trained and he always tells us when he has to go out but all of a sudden he keeps popping in my daughters room hes not sick hes healthy there will be changes happening in our house were i will be going back to school it hasnt happened yet so there has been no changes in our house please help

    • Venice Marriott
      September 2, 2013

      Hi Ange, probably the first thing you should do is stop your dog having access to that room until the problem clears up. If there is anxiety amongst you or your daughter about the coming changes he may be sensing that and that could have caused the sudden problem. Watch carefully to see when it happens – is it always when you are out? Or does he do it when you can see him doing it? Sometimes a dog will do it to challenge you and work out who is pack leader. Both issues can be sorted out successfully using the methods we recommend on this site. Watch the video series to find out more about these problems.

  4. Elitelf
    April 10, 2012

    Great reading, no idea if it will work, but it made me feel better xD

    • Venice
      April 10, 2012

      Give it a try because it will make your dog feel better too! We offer a 100% money back guarantee on our anxiety eBook which means you can try it for 30 days and if you’re not happy with the results we’ll refund you in full. You’ve got nothing to lose and a lot to gain! Regards. Venice Marriott

  5. fitgal
    December 3, 2011

    I want to add to the question about the.dog who popps while I sleep. She is 4 years old. She is jelouse of the cats. So could be she is leaving an opinion behind. Its going to stop her visits if I can’t fix it. Its sad I adore her.ideas?

  6. fitgal
    December 3, 2011

    The dog poop is happening at night when I sleep. She goes on a paper during the day. She is going near my cat box. This is a dog I dog sit once a moth about a week at a time. Do I scold when I find it?

  7. admin
    March 10, 2011

    At that age it’s likely to be a toilet training issue. Encourage them to go in the area you choose outside by taking them to the area (perhaps on a lead), when they are likely to need to pee or poop and then give them lots of praise and perhaps a treat when they do it where you want them to. Be consistent and they should learn this way. If they do it in the house or on the deck, make no fuss, don’t shout at your dogs or even look at them and just put them out of the way while you clear up, otherwise it could turn into attention seeking behavior. Hope that helps.

  8. Framcis Kenny
    February 13, 2011

    I have 2 puppys 20 weeks old and i cant stop them pooping on the drck outside and peeing in side can you help

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