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Why does my dog poop inside?

asked 2017-06-28 14:53:09 -0500

Why does my dog poop in the house?

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answered 2017-10-23 14:31:05 -0500

If this is a puppy, this is totally normal (at first). Dog's potty train at different paces and it can take a while to get the hang of it, especially for smaller dogs. If it's a dog that once was trained to use potty pads inside and you're now trying to have him/her go outside, it can be tricky. During their formative puppy years, they were taught that it's ok to go inside (in designated places) and now that's changed. It can take some time to train that behavior out of them. If this is an older dog that's always been good about going outside and that's now changed, I would recommend visiting your vet. As dogs age, they can sometimes lose control of their bowels. This could just be a side affect of age and declining muscle tone along the GI tract, or there could be a medical issue going on that needs to be addressed. More frequent potty breaks would be helpful for any of these situations as well.

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