Guest Shermanator Posted October 28, 2015 Share Posted October 28, 2015 (edited) First off, Chase has been through a lot in the past 3 weeks. We packed up the house, and moved across the country from AZ to PA. It took us 5 days to drive across the country with the dogs. (They did fantastic.) Chase is dog door trained and in AZ, he had access to the outside at all times. Now, in PA, we live in a rental - no fence, no dog door. He has done fantastic learning how to potty on his leash outside only at certain times of the day. We have had no accidents in the house, except the pooping in the kitchen overnight. He is doing well going potty outside. Its a bit of an event, as he is super distracted by all the new sounds and sights and smells. For example, grass is a new thing to him. New dogs are all around, cars, other houses, etc. He's always been a little bit of a distracted spaz, and he's really been distracted lately. But, he potties in the backyard after a bit of walking, and me constantly telling him to focus! He poops a lot, at least several times a day. He usually poops 1 time during the day, after dinner and now consistently in the kitchen overnight. He goes out to potty several times during the day as we try to establish a potty schedule. He always goes out after dinner (around 5:30) and at night before bed (around 11.) We lived in a single story home, now we live in a 2 story home, and he is pertrified of the steps, and refuses to go up or down them, so he cannot tell us if he has to potty overnight. We have been in the new home 1 1/2 weeks, and there are boxes everywhere, and a little bit of chaos in the house from all the unpacking. But, Chase has adapted amazingly, and has returned to eating normally, sleeping normally, and playing with his toys with gusto. He appears to have adapted well to his new home. He also is not vocal, so he wouldn't bark to wake us up if he has to potty, anyway, I have never heard him bark in the 10 months we have had him. He's a good boy, and I'm not mad at him, its one thing to hold his bladder overnight, but holding his poop in is a different story. At least its in the kitchen on the tile, and not on the carpet. He has been pooping in the kitchen consistently for several nights. It is always overnight somewhere between 11pm - 5am. What do I do? Do I sleep downstairs to see if he will wake me up to poop? I don't discipline him, since I cannot catch him in the act. What is my next step? Oh, and we do not have a crate for him. None of our dogs have ever been in a crate. Also, if he has to go, he has to go. Wouldn't he poop in the crate? Thanks! Chase and Kelly Edited October 28, 2015 by Shermanator Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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