Ahhh, Coco! You little ball of anxiety
Coco hasn't had a BM since she went to the vet on Monday. Her last one was Monday morning. She's been either in the kennel (in the room with me except at night), in my lap (a lot of the day yesterday), or outside. She's had two doses of worm meds too, one at the vet and one yesterday.
I won't let her walk around the house bc she's a stealth pooper. If she gets out of my sight, she'll go poop on the floor.
She will pee outside and does a couple of times when I take her out, but she still holds her BMs.
She is fed twice a day, ground meat and rice with a little green bean. Later today or tomorrow, I'll introduce raw and probably do that part time at least (for both dogs).
When we're outside, she's so anxious and distracted that every little thing gets her attention, every little scent, it's like her brain is popcorn popping. Just when I think she's about to go, something grabs her attention!
I take both dogs out to do business at the same time so she can see that it's ok and preferred that elimination is put out there.
It's already incredibly hot but I'm still spending 15+ minutes outside walking her around the yard waiting for her to poop. After too many distractions, I can tell it's just not going to happen!
I even get my dd to bring George back in the house so she's not distracted by him. After I did that this morning, she pretended the garden hose was a snake that she needed to spaz over and forgot all about sniffing and pooping.
What do I do??? This is so frustrating! I've never seen a dog hold it for almost three days! I even considered that she's eating it to hide it but I see no signs of poo in the kennel at all!
She desperately wants to be a nanny-dog to my dd, but I can't let her out freely b/c she will go in the house before she goes outside, where George will have accidents, but only if I'm late taking him outside. She, though, will poop in the house!
Honestly, she is infuriatingly anxious and tense. She's making me tense! I know we won't get anywhere until she relaxes but it seems the only thing that will relax her is to be with my dd. That can't happen until she's reliably potty trained. Today it's looking like that will never happen! I think she will always dribble in the house and will poop anytime she has the chance.
She is/was pad trained, but still pooped off the pad. As a last resort, should I let her use the pad inside the house and see how she does?
What do I do?? Any suggestions or feedback is welcome!