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Was she ever scolded for toileting?
A vet check is always recommended to make sure it is behavioural and not medical. Is she pooing, peeing or both?
Definitely. You cannot fix distress by allowing distress to happen.
But do try to get him used to you walking out of the room then immediately...
I didn't read the whole website or watch the videos but they do talk about positive reinforcement, reward based and force free training; and they...
If he is crying for up to 5 hours, it's not working - you can't resolve distress while he is in distress and if he stops crying, it's because he...
It brings a whole new meaning to Dog Chat!
They never find the dirty laundry pile!
Those are RSPCA ears!
Are they neutered?
You said you have no dea why he is barking - again, the solution depends on the cause. Is he seeing things outside? Asking for...
Oily fish like sardines can help too. But if she has been a bit off, you might not want to risk adding a food change to the equation .
No, she'll throw them under the bus and hide herself from us stalkers!
@Blitz, I hope you know we are pulling your leg (*slinks off and checks...
Actually, I'm coming to Nairn or Orkney now, with @tabelmabel, to rescue her from your un-appreciation (I just made that word up) :Smuggrin
Its all the quirks and flaws that make them (and us) unique and loveable.
Have you tried, while he actually is pooing, saying a word he can associate with it? Eventually you can use that word to prompt him outside.
I meant have the pad out in the communal area, let him poo on it and straight away lift it - before it caused any smell or mess - and gradually...
Can't you just make sure you are there when he poos on it in the communal area and lift it up immediately?
Oh dear - he is a clever lad, he is doing exactly what he was taught. Can you try moving the pad gradually closer to the door and then outside?
Honestly, he isn't. Dogs don't feel guilt like that - he is reacting to something you are saying or doing, he is reading your body language and...
Ok, there's a few things in there.
Has anything happened in your family just before he started doing this?
I'd suggest a vet check first for the...