How To Make Your Dog Poop

How To Make Your Dog Poop

Sometimes, it’s hard to make your dog poop. Whether it’s because you’re walking in an unusual area or your dog has “performance issues”, it can be a particular problem.

However, there’s some great ways to try and get your dog to go potty on every walk!

  1. Find A Quiet “Potty Area”

Try and find a quiet area where your dog can potty on their own. Believe it or not, many dogs won’t go to the toilet with people watching. This is because pooping actually makes your dog vulnerable to attack – it’s a basic instinct.

  1. Walk them before going to the potty area

In a similar way to us humans, dog’s bowels can be loosened by walking. By just walking for 5 to 10 minutes before you take your dog potty, you’ll loosen your dog’s bowels, hopefully ensuring your pooch really needs to go!

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  1. Train Your Dog With A Command

When you take your dog for a poop, try using a command consistently each time. Eventually, your dog will begin to associate that command with going potty.

Why is this useful? Well, next time you have to walk your dog in an unusual setting, you can instantly make your dog think about going to the toilet with one word! Once trained, you should be able to get your dog to go potty whenever and wherever you need to.

Of course, this doesn’t mean you can ditch the idea of a quiet poop area. Part of a healthy dog’s life is discovering a comfortable and “safe” (From predators) area to go potty in.

The command technique, is handy if you take your dog on long journeys and will need to make him potty in service areas or stations.

  1. Tummy Massages

In exactly the same way as a good walk, a tummy massage loosens everything in your dog’s tummy and hopefully means your pooch with need to potty. For maximum impact, try a clockwise motion and try to loosen areas of your dog’s tummy.

This is a great technique if your dog regularly suffers from constipation and needs a little help to go.

What If My Dog Just Won’t Go?

If it’s been a few days and your dog is beginning to feel distressed, take him to the vet straight away. They’ll be able to rule out more serious complications and prescribe drugs to try and get everything moving again. They’ll also be able to advise you about diet and other factors that might be causing constipation in your dog.


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DISCLAIMER: The information on this site is not intended to replace the advice of your own veterinarian or doctor. Should you think that your pet needs medical attention, please contact your local veterinarian.  
1 Comment
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    Zoey July 8, 2016 at 1:28 am

    I’ve always said that dogs need a little bit of peace and quiet to go to the bathroom. My old dog would immediately stop if she heard a noise. It could get very annoying at times.

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