Ok so this aint the first time at the rodeo - i bought my puppy two days ago - he is being crated and is on a schedule of feeding and going out. He has not peed yet in the crate or in the house. Problem is he is 4 months old and after i feed him he just will not go to potty outside - i walk him and he will not go. Last time i took him out for close to 45 monutes and when he was back in his crate no less than 5 minutes he went potty all over the place inside the crate. UGH! I cleaned him up and cleaned up the crate. Last night i fed him at 7:00 - walked him at 8,9,10,11,12 then during the niht at some point blam! he went - i woke up this AM and it was all over again. This AM fed him again at 8:00 am - walked him right after till 8:30 he peed still no poop - then walked him at 10:00 no poop. He is crated and does not roam around the house - he is taking a nap now and i am watching him - when he wakes up ill take him out again. ITs fustrating cause pups usally go right after they eat ....well not this guy!! HELPPPP
Instead of crating him when you bring him back in could you keep him leashed to you? Then you could watch him for signs of going and take him out right away and praise and treat when he poops . You could also try feeding him his supper a little earlier, say 5 instead of 7. Where did you get your pup? Where do you keep his crate?
i got him at hte local pet store - i know i should not have even thought about buyign a dog at a pet store but Petland is a good store and the pups there are healthy. I cna leash him - and did that today for a little bit. i am sitting here watching him....in the crate its been almost another hour - he is not used to going outside since he was going in his crate which had an empy floor where he could go - im just suprised that he wont go right after he eats - its been kalmost 4 hours still NO POOP -
If he became accustomed to defecating in an enclosed area while at the pet store, you'll have extra work ahead of you. I suggest you "throw a party" when he does defecate outside. I wish you all the patience in the world on this one....
Ok so i just brought him outside - now remember i fed him at 8:00 or 8:15 AM its now 11:53 (he had about 5 minutes to go) no poop still....i have him on a leash inside at my side he is happy and has a toy - ill watch him for another hr - then take him out again - ill feed him at 6:00 which is ALOT earlier (you are right about that - that will give him enough time to go) - patience - i know he is a smart good pup!
Ruffian That's exactly what I was thinking. There used to be a petland near my parents house in pa. It got shut down, the owner was found abusive and caught killing cats and then storing their bodies in the freezer.
If your dog doesn't like someone you probably shouldn't either!