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Fed up with dog sh***ing everywhere!!

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slinkyboo Thu 22-Sep-11 17:56:30

Any advice welcome. Rescue puppy, was always fab from 15 weeks about using a designated area of garden as his toilet. No problems. BUT here we are and he is 6 months old and suddenly he is pooing all over the garden randomly. Today a friend's 18 month old child stepped in dog poo all over his shoes angry I have been going out with dog first thing in the morning in lead and taking him to the proper place and he poos quite
happily. But through the day he usually has access to our garden (large) and I cant watch him all the time.
Please help as I am frustrated and angry about this!!

DooinMeCleanin Thu 22-Sep-11 18:02:37

Just retrain him. Back to basics like you did when he was a tiny puppy.

slinkyboo Thu 22-Sep-11 18:33:26

Yes...but when we got him back in June (@15 weeks, we didn't have him from tiny) I had masses more time and it was summer hols etc. Now everything is frenetic and I don't have the time to be taking him out all the time. I know you're right I just have no idea how to do it. Or is he basically inside unless out with me on the lead? He's been used to a lot of freedom within the garden...
Why is he doing this? Is it the dreaded adolescence?!

Tchootnika Thu 22-Sep-11 18:59:11

If everything's got all frenetic it could be stress related - a reaction to changes around him? (He's a bit young for adolescent behaviour!)

If possible take him out for a walk rather than just letting him into garden so he poos on walk. This might help settle him and get him back into old good habits.

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