|Barked: Fri Jul 5, '13 4:16pm PST |
|I agree..start from scratch. Tether the dog to you or crate him when he is inside. Take him out on leash to a designated spot, & give him his poop command. I actually have a Dumparoo Song I sing if mine are taking too long. Once he poops, take the leash off & have some fun. Alternately, play some fetch or running before leashing him & taking him to the poop spot. The running can get things moving, so to speak. DON'T take him inside until he poops. You may need to bring out a stool & a book, but you can't give in if you know he has to go.
I don't think it has to just be your gf who does this. The dog needs to poop for anyone who takes him out.
Dogs don't do things out of spite or pettiness, but they can do things when you aren't paying attention to them A crate can be your best friend...or an xpen.
Baylee made a good point about your body language & voice. You can imagine how gigantic you must seem to the dog & he can sense your anger, so fear is totally appropriate as a survival instinct. Be patient, move slow, & carry a special treat..like raw steak or cooked chicken. Something that the dog only gets from you..& no one else. He will soon start to see you as a source of great things, rather than an ogre-monster waiting to devour him.
Edited by author Fri Jul 5, '13 4:17pm PST
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