My Dog Won’t Poop In Her Own Yard. What Can I Do?
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Question submitted by Marti
I have a precious Maltise/Yorkie. My problem with her is we adopted her and she will not poop in her own yard. I have to walk her. My guess is she was in the shelter and was walked a lot. Due to my health I can’t always walk her, especially in rain and snow. Any ideas? She does go out to urinate in the yard so no problems there. I have tried to walk her in the yard with the leash. No luck there. If I can’t walk her she looks at me and cries. 🙁 Thank you
You are on the right track with taking her out on the leash. Just be more patient and when she does go in her own yard, make a big deal out of it. Give her a treat and tell her what a good girl she is. Going in another yard is a habit she will have to break and replace with the habit to go in her own yard. Try getting her on a schedule for feeding and going outside. If you cannot walk her, see if a neighbor or friend can walk her. Exercise is an important factor for elimination.
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