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I have a 2 1/2 year old german sheperd mix that we adopted two months ago. For the last couple of weeks she is pooping and peeing in the house even though she is house trained. Advice?

asked 2021-09-20 08:14:49 -0500

I have a 2 1/2 month old german sheperd mix that we adopted two months ago. For the last couple of weeks she is pooping and peeing in the house even though she is house trained. We will take her out for a walk and she will come inside only to poop 30 minutes later. Any advice? Is this her way of telling us that she doesn't like her new home?

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She was doing good when you first brought her home? How old was she when you got her? So she was only 8 weeks old when you got her? did you adopt her from a shelter, or private breeder? I used to breed German shepherds for years and train dogs in general. I guess these questions for a reason.

Susan R.'s profile image Susan R.  ( 2021-09-23 15:11:19 -0500 ) edit

I asked these questions for a reason. Usually at 8 weeks old there's no way they could be housebroken they're still babies. Wherever you got her from is that what they told you? If you need I can bring some help you

Susan R.'s profile image Susan R.  ( 2021-09-23 15:12:50 -0500 ) edit

Typo I asked these questions for a reason. If you need some help with her I can be of some assistance

Susan R.'s profile image Susan R.  ( 2021-09-23 15:13:58 -0500 ) edit

Dogs are my passion I'm good at what I do. I'm retired now but I still work with many many people and I can help you with the basics.

Susan R.'s profile image Susan R.  ( 2021-09-23 15:17:55 -0500 ) edit

If it was me I would bring the dog out more. I have a fenced in back yard so I let mine run around outside for an hour then bring them in. Only accidents that may happen now is once a week I might wake up to poop. Just gotta keep them outside till they go use the bathroom. I hope this helps.

Wendi Z.'s profile image Wendi Z.  ( 2021-09-26 10:22:17 -0500 ) edit

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answered 2021-09-20 17:19:53 -0500

A lot of times it’s a comfort thing. Where they mark the house to make their own scent more present. Other times, it’s a behavioral thing. Just like children, dogs will test boundaries and rules. What my husband and I had to end up doing was go to the backyard with our pup and walk back and forth in the yard. The pup would follow us and eventually do his business. We had to make sure he did his business before we let him back inside. It took about a week to two weeks doing this before the problem stopped. Also, a set routine/schedule helps so much! Wake up and go outside, feedings, outside after eating, outside after drinking, potty before bed, etc all around the same times every day. Good luck, I hope this helps!

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answered 2021-09-23 15:30:20 -0500

Technically, she's still a baby and needs to learn her basics. Should be fed same time every day, puppies eat more than once a day. taking out the same time everyday, usually about 20mins after they have eaten. Plus it is important that you praise her and tell her what a good job she's doing with a treat. If you need some help I can be reached at rundlesusan1@gmail.com. or text at (216-372-1477) Would love to help with this issue that you are having. Thank you.

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