Pooping on Sidewalk

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Feb 22nd, 2007 23:30
Louisiana
healthnut836
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Is there any way to train my dog how to stop pooping on the sidewalk when I take him for a walk? He poops as he walks, and I want to try to get him to either (1) stop pooping while I take him for a walk or (2) to poop on the grass at a stand still. Any suggestions?
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Feb 24th, 2007 00:44
Pennsylvania
wolfwitch112
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Okay, question for ya...where did you get the dog? was he in a kennel? Does he "go" on the grass at home? My dogs are not allowed to "go" on a walk. The first thing a teach my guys in a "command" to void such as "go potty" or "hurry up" . Begin my saying this while they are in a place you want them to "go" while they are actually in the middle of "going" . make such you paise them for "going" in the correct place. I also never take my guys for a walk until I see them go in the yard. This should eliminate the need while they are on the walk. Also do not let him sniff around while you are walking. If he does call his attention to you by asking him to "heel" or "watch me" or a similar command. Make such to praise him for doing what you want. The more you praise and treat him the more likely he is to keep his attention on you and not on all those interesting smell around him. One he understands the "go potty" command you can begin to uset this on your walks, however I would only use it as a last resort. Ex: he void before you walk him, but during the walk he begins to squat. Tell him no and quickly get him to a place where he can void and him the the command so he know where to 'go". personally I think the best is not to go at all on the walk unless it is an absolute emergency. Just for reference I think I read some of this information in one of the Dummies books for dog training and adapted it to what I needed. I hope this helps you out. Keep me posted.! CC
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Feb 24th, 2007 02:35
Louisiana
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Thank you for the reply. My dog does normally go to the bathroom in the yard, however, he will not go before we go for a walk. I think he holds it until we go for a walk. When we are walking, he does not really sniff around. It seems like the poop unconsciously comes out. So, today I tried something. I payed attention to him to see if I could stop him. As soon as I saw the poop coming out, I pulled him onto the grass and said to him "go poop"! However, he still didn't go. After a few tries, he finally went on the grass at a stand still. I hugged him and praised him afterwards for doing that. I think I am on the right track. All I have to do now is be patient and keep trying. Thank you for your suggestions.
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