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Old December 19th, 2015, 06:20 AM
Boeriemore Boeriemore is offline
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Dog poops only in other homes.

My dog never messes in our house but the moment I take him to my mother's home or my sister's home he eventually leaves a pile on the floor.
My sister has a dog but my mother has no pets so "marking out his territory" seems unlikely.
He has access to their outdoors at any time but chooses their lounge floor.
I find this embarrassing and initially insisted it could not have been him.
He is friendly and not a nervous dog.
Another thing. All day be has access to the outdoors but on the occasions I take him for a walk in the evenings he poops during the walk even though he has had nothing to eat all day.
Any suggestions to resolve this problem would be appreciated.
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Old December 19th, 2015, 12:27 PM
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It might just be that your dog is trying to keep his territory clean. Wild canids will mark the boundaries of their territory but will keep their living spaces as free of droppings as they can to minimize odor that might attract predators. So saving his poop till his evening walk makes sense in that context--he keeps his scent spread about the neighborhood but not in his home territory. Also, exercise stimulates the whole pooping process so it's natural for him to go while on a walk. We always carry bags with us to pick up after the dogs when they're out and about--the neighbors appreciate it!

As for poops in other houses--I think dogs understand about their own houses more than about other people's houses. They get constant reinforcement at their own homes and they learn quickly that it's off limits as a toilet. They don't automatically transfer that knowledge to different houses, though--he won't consider them part of 'his living space'. So when you have him at your sister's or at your mom's, you need to do a little housebreaking there, as well. Spend a little more time following him around, or keep him tethered to you, and watch him for signals that he's got to go, just like you would a puppy. Since he's already learned what's appropriate at your house, it likely won't take too long before he finally makes the connection that your sister's and your mom's house are off limits for that sort of thing, as well.
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Old December 19th, 2015, 04:01 PM
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dogs will poop or pee when excited or nervous so it might help to try and take your dog for a short walk before going into the person house and see if that helps . Your dog will making his territory outside instead of inside .
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