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Old 02-20-2013, 10:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default HELP - 7 month old puppy STILL popping inside

Need some help on this case.

7 old puppy that I got when he was 2 months. When I first got him, I was in college and had lots of time to train him, take him out during the day, etc. He eventually learned to go outside only because he was on a set schedule. However, now I've graduated and I've moved back home with my parents.

He has started to poop inside, in the garage, pee even when I am standing right there. It's been very tough for my parents, they let him outside often but he seems to come in after hours and still poop inside. I don't know what to do, I can't leave him in the crate all day. How do I get him used to this new schedule? Also he jumps immediately coming out of the crate, how do I stop this? He doesn't bark or go near the door if he has to relieve himself, he'll just do it right there. What am I missing?
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Maybe the move is stressful? And if he jumps coming out of the crate..when you get home ignore him until he settles down and then let him out.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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As GusGus mentioned it could be stress related from the move, and/or the change of routine.

A few more answers could help pin-point the issue. How long has he been in this new environment? Are you kennel training? From your post I am assuming he is male...is he neutered? Look at his environment, is his behavior changing just before he eliminates? (maybe a certain person is always near, or it is happening in the same area, etc.) Is he possibly fearful of something? Does he seem ashamed just after he eliminates?



I know this is a lot to think about, but there are multiple reasons which can lead to multiple solutions.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd suggest you basically treat him like a new puppy that needs to be housetrained again. Even with a change in schedule this shouldnt be happening.
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