Puppy peeing on balcony but won’t poop

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  • Puppy peeing on balcony but won’t poop

    Posted by Carlo on December 28, 2021 at 7:24 AM

    Our 4-month corgi puppy has been peeing on our balcony but will only poop on the parking lot or during walks. We live in a high-rise building, so we prefer that he do all of his potty business on the balcony for now, but we wonder why he prefers to poop on the parking lot. He seems to have learned to poop there on our way to the car; after that, he won’t poop anywhere else. He can go on 12 hours without pooping, and then as soon as I bring him to the parking lot, he goes immediately. Is there something I can do to retrain him?

    Riggan replied 2 years, 3 months ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Riggan

    Moderator
    December 28, 2021 at 7:37 AM

    Carlo, Early on, dogs develop a substrate preference for toileting. They also become very habitual in their patterns. You might try scooping a small piece of poop from your walk and place it where you want him to poop on the balcony. The odor will work to encourage him to poop there. Then, don’t take him out for a walk until he has pooped on the balcony. Good luck!

    • Carlo

      Member
      December 29, 2021 at 7:24 PM

      Thank you very much for the tip! I tried it and he now has returned to pooping on the balcony. haha! cheers!

      • Riggan

        Moderator
        December 30, 2021 at 8:54 AM

        Way to go! Congratulations!

  • Ed

    Member
    December 28, 2021 at 8:39 AM

    For mine too, pooping and peeing were/are separate and distinct activities. When I house trained them they learned one before the other. My 6 mo pup strangely enough poops and pees in the middle of the road. We are walking and all the sudden he just puts the brakes on and takes a dump. 😂

    • Carlo

      Member
      December 29, 2021 at 7:30 PM

      Hahaha! Mine has done that too. 😂

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