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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-18-2012, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Does your dog potty during walks or in a specific area?

I've noticed many people like to train their dogs to poop/pee while on walks. I've always tried to train mine to go to the bathroom in a specific area of our yard.

I always thought that training them to potty while on a walk can lead to problems when I'm walking them somewhere I don't want them to poop or pee.

Which method do you use?

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Ozzy never really potties on walks, unless he has to poop. When he's gotta poop, he'll stop in the middle of the sidewalk and do it right there - he holds it until the last second.

He doesn't pee much, except for on the trees and bushes he's claimed in our front yard.

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My dogs poop in our yard and while on walks. Especially my lab-he is a pooping machine. He can poop in our yard and then poop twice during the walk anyhow. One of the nicknames that we have for him is pooper! If we try to walk and not let him stop to poop he will also squat right there on the sidewalk and do it right there!

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Yes...my dog will poop and pee when we go on walks. If we go some place on vacation, we normally take her with us so she has to pee and poop while on walks.
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Hunter is allowed to poop and pee anywhere outside. I want him to feel safe to do so when we're hiking, camping or just out an about. I always worry that if you make them do their business in one corner of your yard it will cause problems when you're away from home.

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Bianca will do either, but in the yard she has a specific area she uses although I never trained her to go in a specific spot.
My previous dog Ginger only liked to go in her own yard, which led to problems when we went on trips (which we did quite a bit.) I would have to walk her around and around and around hoping she would 'go'.


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it depends on whether on lead, healing, or loose, on lead, they wouldn't dare...except, going into obedience class then I say go pee and they quickly do and if poop is needed they quickly do it too, in the 'pee walk' area, other than that, home or loose free running in safe spots.
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Mine will go potty in the yard and on walks; but when I take him out in the middle of the night, it's only in one area of the yard (that's because he's just going out to potty and I'm going back to bed! ).

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when we're out walking my dog can pee freely.
i carry a plastice bag or 2 for the poop. normally
before a walk i let my dog go in the yard. lots of times
we drive to his play area and bathroom area.
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Our dogs go potty during our walks/hikes and also in the back of our town house. We carry bags with us so we can pick up after them. We usually pass by private properties quickly so they won't go there. I am fortunate to live on the outskirts of the community, so it doesn't take long to get to a walking path. When we moved from SC to KS, we were only considering places that had that option because of the dogs.

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