I have a 9 weel old Golden. All research tells me that puppies potty after play, sleep and eating. My dog poos when she wakes, after breakfast, once mid day and one either befor dinner or after. Some times she wont go potty or poor for hours after she eats.
I'm bringing her in and out, in and out.. It get frustrating. Ezample - last night she had dinner at 5pm - she didn't pee until 7 and didn't poop until 6am this morning. That doesn't make sense to me.
She seems to also be afraid of going out the door. We walk her to the door to go to our area and she flops on the floor with all 4s sticking out. She may be afraid of the deck stairs. I'll carry her down to potty area but can't do it forever.
How can I get her to go on my terms. When can she last the night.
We got her when she was 8 weeks old. She does go but not like she should. A walk helps but it just seems strange that after play, sleep and food it could be over an hour to pee and sometimes loger to poop.
my pups have never gone just after eating or play, etc. The go when they have to go. As long as she is pooping, and not straining at all I wouldn't worry so much. If you have her on a high quality diet, she will poop less then if she is on a poor quality diet.
If she is straining, or has blood in her stool, then I would contact your vet. If not and she is pooping normally, and just not as often as you think she should, I wouldn't worry about.