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Old 12-20-2016, 10:18 PM
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My dog suddenly started pooping in the house even though his litter box is always available. At night when we go to bed he's fine. During the day he'll poop on the floor as if he's doing it on purpose. No issues with peeing.
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Old 12-21-2016, 01:05 AM
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something is wrong here. Any changes to the litter box? Any different litter? Did you move the box? If the answer is no to this, then I'd tend to confine this boy to a pen with the litter box inside. After a week or so, and plenty of praise when you see him use it, then I'd try again.
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It's a new litter....same one but unscented this time. In the morning and after work I always clean his litter cause he uses it.
He doesn't pee anywhere else but his litter.
I've noticed it's right after he tries to play with us or tries to hop on the couch to sit with us and we don't pay attention cause we're busy at that moment and then boom....he goes poops on the floor and when I go see what he did, his ears are back and his body is low and starts walking to his bed slowly.
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It could be the new litter. Sometimes little changes like that can cause them to do this. One of my chis, Rocky, did something similar recently, but with pee pads. We switched to disposable instead of washable ones (due to our washing machine breaking) and he started peeing around the house (yet he still pooped on the pads). Then when we switched back to washable ones, he went back to normal. lol

But whatever the reason is in your case, I would watch him like a hawk for a while until he's fully trained again. Don't let him wander around the house by himself, always have him in your sight. As soon as you see any sign that he needs to poop, take him to the litter and praise him if he does. Or like Susan said, put him in a pen with his litter when you can't fully watch him. When things like that happen, you have to basically go back to square one with training and treat them just like if they were a puppy again. It shouldn't take too long to get back to normal though.
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He did it again today. During the day when we're at work or during the night while we sleep he won't do this. He poops in the litter.
Today he pooped next to his litter.
It frustrates me.
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Old 12-22-2016, 03:30 PM
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Please, please start confining this boy. He is getting used to going not in the litter pan. You think he knows better, because he 'acts' guilty'. He acts that way because he knows YOU are upset with him. You need to start all over again, or get the original litter back. When you ignore him and he wants to cuddle on the couch, he feels upset. Just a minute or two of attention might set him straight!!
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So he decided to poop right in front of his litter today when we were there. And after bathing him and praising him for being a good boy and giving him treats....he poops in the bathroom right in front of me! I'm very confused. Is it attention he's seeking? Is he confused. Yesterday I heard him go in his litter and I went right away and gave him treats and praised him as soon as he did his business. Please advise!
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Old 12-30-2016, 01:07 AM
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Have you had this boy checked over by a vet? Sometimes something is bothering them, and they can't help but poop THEN. Right after a bath?? Scared?? I would continue to disregard his accidents, and praise like mad the successes.
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