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Ahhh, Coco! You little ball of anxiety :rolleyes:

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! :foxes15: 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. :foxes15:

:mad: 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. :rolleyes:

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!
 

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I'm still laughing over stealth pooper !!!!

With the wormer she should have pooped by now, have you asked the vet if this is normal?

I know what you mean about the distractions, mine do the same thing, they must be thinking time to poop, time to poop, time to poop, oh a leaf!!! yes get the leaf eat the leaf!!! UUGGHH !!

Maybe taking them out seperately, and put her on a leash, that may work, sorry not much help i go through the same thing
 

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I agree. I would call the vet and see if that's normal, because wormer always makes my dogs poop like crazy, so I'm really surprised she's been able to hold it this long! I know it seems like it'll never happen, but it sounds like you're being consistent, and sooner or later, it'll just click for her, and she'll understand it's ok to poop outside! And all this frustration will pay off :)
 

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I'm still laughing over stealth pooper !!!!

With the wormer she should have pooped by now, have you asked the vet if this is normal?

I know what you mean about the distractions, mine do the same thing, they must be thinking time to poop, time to poop, time to poop, oh a leaf!!! yes get the leaf eat the leaf!!! UUGGHH !!

Maybe taking them out seperately, and put her on a leash, that may work, sorry not much help i go through the same thing
Thanks, I'm glad someone can relate!! It's crazy! It's too hot to stand around outside for half an hour waiting on her to explore the entire yard, then poop.

I take her out on a leash every time; we don't have a secure yard area that she can't get out of. I would say that maybe the leash is too short, but she's peeing fine on the leash.
 

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I just took her out again and I could literally SEE poop ready to come out but she kept getting distracted and sucking it back in :foxes15: (I am beginning to hate her!) If not for seeing all of that, I would call the vet. It seems that she's just holding it.

I'm standing out in the heat, sweating, and every gnat and tiny flying insect is getting stuck to me and she's sucking her poop back in?!?! :confused:

I think I'm going to have to get her a long leash and myself a lawn chair. And don't plan on being clean, ie: not sweaty and sticky, for a looooong time.

I know how awful this sounds, but I really dislike this dog at the moment.
 

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I just took her out again and I could literally SEE poop ready to come out but she kept getting distracted and sucking it back in :foxes15: (I am beginning to hate her!) If not for seeing all of that, I would call the vet. It seems that she's just holding it.

I'm standing out in the heat, sweating, and every gnat and tiny flying insect is getting stuck to me and she's sucking her poop back in?!?! :confused:

I think I'm going to have to get her a long leash and myself a lawn chair. And don't plan on being clean, ie: not sweaty and sticky, for a looooong time.

I know how awful this sounds, but I really dislike this dog at the moment.
I would still call the vet. It is not normal for dogs to hold themselves like this. Try not to be upset at her it may be beyond her control.


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intent- I really am trying not to be upset with her. But I am, and I can't help that right now. I am working on it though.
I'm even trying to think of all of the good things about her. She adores my daughter and is (already) loyal to her. She's protective of my dd and sleeps with her when she's allowed. She can be a really good pup, but right now is a rough patch and I am frustrated.
 

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intent- I really am trying not to be upset with her. But I am, and I can't help that right now. I am working on it though.
I'm even trying to think of all of the good things about her. She adores my daughter and is (already) loyal to her. She's protective of my dd and sleeps with her when she's allowed. She can be a really good pup, but right now is a rough patch and I am frustrated.
She could be constipated. Perhaps the wormer messed up her tummy and instead of making her go like wormer usually does it made her constipated.

A little canned pumpkin might help.

She could also be picking up on your stress.


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She could be constipated. Perhaps the wormer messed up her tummy and instead of making her go like wormer usually does it made her constipated.

A little canned pumpkin might help.

She could also be picking up on your stress.


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She's right coul dbe constipated and just can't get the turtle outta the hole..LOL try the pumpkin
 

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She could be constipated. Perhaps the wormer messed up her tummy and instead of making her go like wormer usually does it made her constipated.

A little canned pumpkin might help.

She could also be picking up on your stress.


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That could be true that she's picking up on my stress. I could totally see that! And when she gets distracted, I pull her away from the source and tell her no. I just realized, maybe she thinks I'm telling her no to pooping? I doubt it, but it could be.
 

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That could be true that she's picking up on my stress. I could totally see that! And when she gets distracted, I pull her away from the source and tell her no. I just realized, maybe she thinks I'm telling her no to pooping? I doubt it, but it could be.
hhhmmmm, I think that's what she is thinking!!! give it a try, if she gets distracted don't say anything lets see what happens
 

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Angel does the same thing! He gets ready to poop and all of a sudden, a noise, a fly, a leaf. . .he's distracted! lol

If you are really that stressed then let her potty inside on the pad. . .or try putting the pad outside on the ground or the patio/deck! I did try that, but he looked at me like I was crazy! hehe. Angel will pee outside consistently, even bark or scratch at the door to go out! But. . .if I leave my bathroom door open (where his potty pad was!) he will poop on the floor in there! If I close the door, he wont!

The only other thing is to go back to basics. . .she will need to be confined. Either in a crate or a pen or on a tethered to you! (uggh!) But that is the only other thing I can think of.

Good luck!
 
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