New 5x/week walk client. Dog refuses to poop on walk. What would you do?

asked 2021-09-10 11:16:18 -0500

Hi there, I just got a new client that works nights, so I walk her dog 5 nights a week at 10pm. I take the dog for a 30 minute walk, and he refuses to poop on the walk. The owner wants me to take him in her backyard if he doesn't poop. Is this my responsibility? Genuinely asking. I feel like this will chronically put me over my 30 minute time, because I will have to wait for him to poop in the yard after the walk every night.

Am I being annoying, should I just take him in the backyard after his walk everyday and wait for him to poop? What would all you amazing peeps do?

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answered 2021-09-10 13:02:46 -0500

Talk to the owner again, emphasizing that walks are only 30 minutes. Since her dog isn't pooping on the walk portion, then suggest that you can divide up your time between the actual walk and time in the backyard. If that approach is still not working (i.e., the dog hasn't pooped), then discuss the 60 minute walk.

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answered 2022-01-24 16:51:06 -0500

I would split the 30 minutes between the walk and letting the dog roam around the back yard. If the owner doesn't want to pay for a 60 minute walk, and the owner wants ONLY a walk for those 30 minutes, then I would be telling the owner that the dog might poop in the house and it's not your responsibility to clean it up.

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answered 2021-09-22 09:51:44 -0500

When I have a new pup that won't poop I give a little massage on the backside towards the bum. Rub down just like you would pet them but a tad firm. It helps loosen them up a little. Then let them walk/run. Do it again. 85% of the time I can get them to go like that.

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answered 2022-01-21 20:37:49 -0500

When I first got my chihuahua it took her a week to realize or feel safe pooping for me. I had to stay outside for at least 30 minutes for her to poop. She will not poop for anyone else but me, not even my kids. Some dogs are just like that.

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answered 2021-09-17 22:00:23 -0500

Dogs can be finicky and they like to go in different spots. Try different routes each walk snd see. My dog likes bushes honestly. Try that too. Some dogs really like to roam to poop and it helps to have cover for them and the different route approach. If that’s not possible you’re gonna have to talk to the owner and see what their little quirks are. That’s a few tips I have for you though I hope they help.

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