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Why does my dog poop in crate?

asked 2018-09-16 05:16:19 -0500

I have a pup and he’s about 4 months old. He’s been in a crate every since I got him and I’ve never really had a problem with him pooping in there until recently. It started about a week ago when I came home to him pooping in the cage. I had thought maybe it’s because I didn’t let him out early enough. Now he’s been pooping in his crate everyday for the past few day and idk what to do. He’s out side for most of the day cause my parents don’t like him in the house. And I bring him in and put him straight in the cage. I’d expect for him to have released himself by the time I bring him in but he always seem to poop in the crate. I took advice from one of the users which was to change his bedding which I did. It still didn’t work idk what to do please help.

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answered 2018-10-11 04:31:26 -0500

Dogs are social creations and they crave being part of a "pack," be that a human or animal or combo pack. Your pup is being isolated, which in turn makes him feel like something is terribly wrong with the Universe. As such, he is expressing himself the only way he can to try to communicate with you his unhappiness. I would say that this pup needs to be where he will have socialization and interaction. If you are not able to provide this, (and it sounds like your parents are not going to help in any way), then it would be a kindness to admit that you are not able to provide a home for a dog at this stage in your life. No dog should be put outside all day and then crated the rest of the time. What a lonely existence! Please give him up, so that he can find a home with someone who will give him the life he deserves. If you keep him under the circumstances you have described, the problems will just get worse.

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