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 Post subject: 6 year old male poops on carpet every time he's left alone.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:39 am 
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Hi, our 6 year old Cocker Spaniel poops and pees on the carpet every time he's left alone. He probably gets let outside 20 times a day. If we go to the store, and we are gone 10 min, he will have pooped and peed on the carpet when we get back. He does this almost every time. He also does this at night if he's Not sleeping in my son's room.
How do I stop this from happening? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much.


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 Post subject: Re: 6 year old male poops on carpet every time he's left alo
PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:00 pm 
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Does he always use the same places? I'm not sure if this qualifies as help to make it stop, but I do know that dogs will tend to go inside again if they can smell where they did it before. So a thorough cleaning with a non-ammonia based cleaner is a must.

Can you take him out and tell him to go before you leave? Jennie will pretty much go on command unless she is obsessed with something... like when we get to the vet's office and I want her to go pee but she just wants to go inside and see Dr Kate! :gig

If you can't do that, can you confine him to a room without carpet to see if he will go there as well? If he only goes on the carpet, I would suspect there is something about IT that is encouraging his behaviour.

Keep us posted on your progress and we'll keep our fingers crossed for you.

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 Post subject: Re: 6 year old male poops on carpet every time he's left alo
PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:52 pm 
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That does help. He does seem to pee in the same spot every time.


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