Even the most well-trained dogs can often go No. 2 in the house. If this happens frequently, your pet might have a problem. Aging, illness, and emotional issues can also be to blame. However, you should consider these causes only if your dog is housetrained.
In case you adopt an adult dog, it might have accidents at first. A few reasons include –
- A new schedule
- Not knowing how to ask you to let him go out
The problem may go away in a few weeks when your new pet gets used to your daily routine.
It could be that your puppies or dogs aren’t that well trained. Whether you have puppies or adult dogs, you will have to teach him how to do his business outside. Set a routine and give your dog as much as attention as possible, and have someone else take him out in case you’re going to be away.
Are medical reasons the cause for your dog pooping in the house?
You might want to start off with a call to your vet, especially if your furry pet’s stools are looser or if it has diarrhea. This may be a sign of gastroenteritis when his stomach is inflamed. Possible causes include –
- Food intolerance or allergy
- Parasites like hookworms, roundworms
- Bowel cancer
- Inflammatory bowel disease
There might be other medical reasons why your dog poops indoors. That is why it wouldn’t hurt to rule out these problems first.
Fear of loud noises
If your dog is afraid, they’ll often poop or pee in the house. Loud noises, from the rumbling of thunder to the sound of fireworks are some of the common triggers. Although you cannot stop those sounds, you can always train your dog to be calmer when he hears loud noises.
Create a safe, happy space. For puppies and dogs, a safe space is usually dark and relatively small. It might be a closet, a crate, or under your bed. Encourage your pal to go under the bed during loud noises. You can even provide treats or other rewards so that he associates that space with happy things and not scary sounds.
Provide distractions. Whenever you notice your dog feeling stressed out from loud noises, give it something fun to do. Play fetch with a ball, or practice commands while giving them treats, or offer squeaky toys. Be patient during dog training and don’t expect them to get rid of all their worries in the first try.