5.5 month old Bullmastiff peeing & pooing in cage & house.

I have a 5 almost 6 month Bullmastiff that refuses to be potty trained. We take him out to potty 4-6 times a day. When we bring him in, he will go in the house anyway. Sometimes, right after going outside & doing his business, we will have to put him in his cage.He will almost always go again in his cage. I am at a loss as to what to do. I have never had this problem before & have had dogs for over 25 years.

Asked by Dozer on May 18th 2013 Tagged cratetraining, bullmastiff, poopinginhouse, pottytraining in House Soiling
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The forums are more active than this answers section I would post this in the forums under behavior and training. Have u contacted the breeder? The breeder should be familiar with the breed and house training them. Also have u been to the vet and had a urinalysis and fecal done to rule out medical issues. I would google search for a bullmastiff forum so u can get help from other bullmastiff owners.

Sandy answered on 5/19/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


I think that you should take him out every hour. Don't just let him out to do his business, but go with him so you can make sure he does his business and then reward the heck out of him. Put a bell on the door at nose height and ring it every time you take him out. If he rings it--even if he accidentally rings it--he goes out whether he wants to or not. Every time he goes potty outside, feed him really good treats, use your most excited voice, and love up on him. Make a huge deal out of it. If he goes inside, don't make a sound, just clean it up. No punishment. Nothing. Hopefully, he'll connect the bell to outside and the pottying outside to the treats, everything will click, and you'll be golden.

Libby answered on 5/21/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Does he get enough exercise? Also, have you cleaned well the area where he eliminated with an enzyme-based cleaner to remove that marking scent? If not, please do. Make sure that you provide an easy access for your dog's potty area too such as placing an indoor litter box to ease the burden of having to go out to pee or poo. And lastly, be sure to feed your dog at uniform times of the day. Follow a feeding schedule so you can predict your dog's elimination pattern as well.

Member 1166037 answered on 5/22/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


still a baby. but you said you take him out. do you walk around with him? he has to move about to get the body to want to poo. If you do get him to go out there then when he goes praise him like crazy and even pet him. if he can make that connection to going and getting rewarded you'll be on the right path. you could even roll a ball in the yard til he can go. that makes going out there fun and then it will warm up his tummy so he goes faster :)

Dieta answered on 5/27/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer