How to train your dog not to poop inside the house

When you get a new puppy or planning to get one, the first thing you should consider is to train him. Dogs love humans and humans love their dogs. Well if you’re purpose of getting a dog is just for security purposes only, you shouldn’t be adopting one. Having a dog comes with responsibilities, you should love him, care for him, give him attention and of course feed him.

Just as every human member of a household must be trained to behave properly, so must our dogs. By nature, your dog wants your approval. It wants to please you, but it can’t do that without being taught what you expect of it. So if you want your dog to stay inside the house, toilet training is an absolute necessity. Start when the dog is young – about 3 to 4 months of age. Any earlier, and your puppy probably won’t yet have sufficient bowel and bladder control.

Whether you have an adult dog or a puppy, you’ll need to teach him to do his business outside.
Learn how to train your dog not to poop inside the house:

1. Feed your dog on a schedule

If you leave a bowl of food available at all times for your dog he’ll eat all day and he’ll poop all day as well, and it will be next to impossible for you to figure out the best time to take him to do his business. I don’t recommend the all-day-buffet method of feeding pets.

I feed my dog twice a day, in the morning and again in the evening. An hour after her breakfast and an hour after her dinner I know that my pet will need to relieve herself, so someone is always available and prepared to take his outside at those times.

Also, try to choose the best food for your dog, if you do not want it to have any stomach problems. I know that it is hard to find the best dog food, but, trust me, it is not impossible. For example, I use good treats to reward my dog for his good behaviour, tricks done correctly or when he did his business outdoors!

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2. Don’t punish your dog for mistakes

This can be the most difficult principle to follow, but it is very important if you want to get results. It’s frustrating and disappointing when your dog just doesn’t seem to want to cooperate with you. But you must avoid the punishment of any kind when he makes a mistake. Even if you catch your dog in the act of relieving himself indoors, anger or force are inappropriate reactions. Also, don’t rub his nose in his mess. This it’s inappropriate, unhealthy and not helpful in the least.

All you have to do is to stay patient and to continue the training: take your pet out every 2-3 hours and wait after he will do his business. Then you should give him some treats as a reward. This task is not complicated and you will succeed!

3. Reward your dog for good behaviour

It’s crucial to reward your dog for good behaviour. Since your pup doesn’t understand your language, it’s important to praise he in ways a canine understands. He can pick up cues from the tone of your voice, for example saying things like “That’s a good boy, that’s really good,” in a quiet but loving tone. Almost all dogs love food, so treats are also a good reward during the training process.

Dog training without treats is possible but treats certainly help motivate many dogs. But, what kind of treats to buy?

If you have this dilemma, I recommend you Super Chewer BarkBox, the most popular dog subscription box.

This box contains 2 tough toys (always fluff-free) – like Petsafe Ninja Star, or Kong Extreme Indestructible,

2 full bags of natural treats (always made in the USA or Canada), and 2 meaty chews (always all-natural), selected for your dog based on size.

Also, if your dog defeats a toy, you receive a free new Super Chewer box.

You can have one box for $39 or if you think your dog can handle more, you can subscribe for 6 months ($34) or 12 months ($29). And every month you will receive different toys and food for your pet. I recommend you to get this Super Chewer box to your dog, because it is worth it, especially if you don’t have much time to spend at the pet store.

If you are interested, here you find the Super Chewer BarkBox. I am sure that you will be excited about the box and your dog will love all the things that are inside her.

Bonus: Dog Litter Box and Grass Patch that Will Train Your Puppy and Keep Home Clean

All dog owners wish, at some point, that they did not have to take their dogs for a walk. And for those who have busy lives, unpredictable schedules, and/or live in extremely hot, rainy, or cold climates, taking your dog outside to pee or poop may not only be an inconvenience but a real challenge. The good news is that there are alternatives to taking the dog for a walk – dog potties.

A grass patch looks and feels like real grass. Each patch is scented to attract dogs for when it’s time for them to go, while the waste drains into the base, keeping it odour free. This product is great for puppy training, apartments, condos and cold weather areas while helping to keep floors and furniture clean. Also, is perfect for people who don’t have much free time, because is easy to clean.

House training your puppy is about consistency, patience, and positive reinforcement. The goal is to instil good habits and build a loving bond with your pet. It typically takes 4-6 months for a puppy to be trained, but some puppies may take up to a year. These tips are enough to train a dog, but if yours continues to eliminate indoors, you may want to seek out an expert for help.

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5 thoughts on “How to train your dog not to poop inside the house

  1. Leanna

    I just moved into a new apartment with a small backyard. My dog was used to going in the backyard at my old place. But refuses to pee in our new one. He will go if I walk him on a leash. Just not in the backyard. Any recommendations?

  2. Margaret

    Walk him on a leash in the new back yard. This new yard doesn’t ‘smell’ like the old one; his ‘markings’ aren’t there. He will eventuallly have to go, whether he likes the yard or not. Once he has eliminated a few times in the new yard and left his ‘ownership’, there shouldn’t be any more problems.

  3. Judith

    Hi I have a 16 week yorkie puppy. He is knows he should go out side to the toilet bur he doesn’t always do it. I don’t get angry I just clean it up. I watch him closely and when I see signs I take him outside I can wait up to 10 min for him to go and some times he won’t and then as soon as he comes in he will go. It is very frustrating. When he goes outside I fuss him and give him treats. Sometimes when he goes inside he will come for a treat but I say no outside. But we just can’t finish mastering it. Any help would be great

    1. Tammy

      Many small dogs have trouble with housetraining. I’m going to suggest to get him some ‘grass’ that he can use inside. It’s a special potty training pad that looks like grass, doesn’t hold scents, and can be cleaned with a hose. It doesn’t need replacing like regular potty pads do. When you see him assume the position to eliminate, teach him that the inside ‘grass’ is for the same purpose as the outside grass. If he poops in the house, take it and put it on the inside grass. It’s quite possible that since he’s already almost fully housetrained he will just use the grass inside when he can’t hold it.
      Other than that, taking him outside when you recognize the signs and praising him enthusiastically when he goes outside is the only option you have. Save the treats. Some dogs just learn to pee and expect a treat; it’s got nothing to do with eliminating outside or being housetrained.

  4. Tami

    Thanks for your tips! Today I received the WellBites free samples and I am very pleased.

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