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Old 08-29-2006, 09:16 PM
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Unhappy Pooping issues...

I adopted a Manchester mix in June. She was totally housebroken and had no accidents (she's a little over a year). I was thrilled, to say the least.

In the past couple of weeks, she has taken to pooping on the bed...once when I was laying there!! I also found a pile on the couch. She has a doggie door that she knows how to use. The poop is quite firm so it's not like she can't hold it.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-29-2006, 11:25 PM
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Has anything changed recently? New people coming over, new home, did you buy any big items, another dog, anything??? Some dogs do not take well to change of any kind. In my experience, littler dogs take stress and change worse than bigger dogs. There has to be a reason for the sudden regression. Until you figure out what it is you'll need to remind her where the potty door is, take her outside yourself, crate her when unsupervised, etc. Otherwise you'll continue to have a poopy bed and couch.
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Old 08-30-2006, 09:42 AM
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No, that's what so weird. The biggest thing is the doggie door which she loves. One of the reasons I got it was because she didn't want to be outside unless I was with her. I had always simply "put the dogs outside" for a little while for them to run and do their business (have for all my dogs) but she would go nuts and scratch on the door.

Maybe I need to go back to taking her outside and praising her when she does her business. I may have assumed the doggie door would solve all MY problems but not necessarily hers. She doesn't do it when I'm not home, only when I'm there. And she gets lots of attention, although when Butch is around (my Jack Russell mix) I might as well not be in the room!

Thanks for the help.
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