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Can you train a dog to cover it's poop?

 
 
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 5 Nov, 2008 05:27 pm
@mismi,
I think they can really be trained to pee/poop almost anywhere. One of my neighbours trained her dog to poop right into a bag. They'd totter off on their walk, Theresa would open the bag on the ground near a garbage can, the dog'd squat and poop into the bag, Theresa picked up the bag and dropped it in the garbage can.

My female dog has decided that the best place to poop is close to the green bin (where the poop goes here). Works for me. I was too lazy to train her to do it, she figured it out herself after watching us carry the poop there for a while.
mismi
 
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Reply Wed 5 Nov, 2008 05:28 pm
@ehBeth,
Now that's a nifty trick...

good doggy Beth.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 5 Nov, 2008 05:29 pm
@mismi,
Thank you

woof woof arf woof
mismi
 
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Reply Wed 5 Nov, 2008 05:32 pm
@ehBeth,
HA...sorry - I meant you had a good doggy - heh heh
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 5 Nov, 2008 05:35 pm
@mismi,
I'll tell you one of the best things about my dogs.

hamburger has a resting tremor in his hands, and mrs hamburger has been wobbly (probably less so now that she's had her hip replacement). Both of my dogs can be wild beasts when it comes to putting their collars and leashes on - but never ever with the hamburgers. If hamburger wants to put a collar/leash on, both dogs seem to realize they need to sit down and simply behave. They know Set and I can wrangle/wrassle with them - they need to be better behaved with the hamburgers - and they are.
mismi
 
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Reply Wed 5 Nov, 2008 06:01 pm
@ehBeth,
Dogs are amazingly intuitive. I like that a lot.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 6 Nov, 2008 06:58 am
@FreeDuck,
My dog likes to poop in the woods for some reason. She never poops in the yard and she prefers to be hidden from view when she poops. I never trained her to do this (she started on her own when she was a tiny puppy), but it's very handy because it keeps the yard clean.

She is an American Eskimo Dog (Eskie for short). I'm not sure if all Eskies do this, or if it's just her.

mismi
 
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Reply Thu 6 Nov, 2008 08:13 am
@rosborne979,
Aw....she's modest...I appreciate that in a dog as well
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FreeDuck
 
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Reply Thu 6 Nov, 2008 08:15 am
@rosborne979,
If only we had some nearby woods... Well, there is the abandoned house next door, with its big leafy yard.
patiodog
 
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Reply Thu 6 Nov, 2008 06:20 pm
@FreeDuck,
I don't want to sound like an asshole, but if you're not prepared to deal with dog ****, are you sure you're ready to deal with a dog?
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 6 Nov, 2008 07:12 pm
@patiodog,
I didn't know about only frightened dogs doing the poop cover move. Not sure I believe you, Pdawg, but you have much more experience than moi. I suppose you're right and it's some kind of neurosis sign/sign of abuse.

Pacco used to do a little back leg kick maneuver that was of little use but that I took as some kind of instinctual fillip. Or flip, but he wasn't a good little **** flipper. He was better at this in New Mexico, land of sand yards, than in Humboldt County, land of verdant growth.. but it was more like our human wave of the hand in passing, not serious poo pailing. But I dunno if he was mistreated before me, as I got him at about age 6 or 7, found walking down the highway. At any rate, I was his person and he didn't fear me.
FreeDuck
 
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Reply Thu 6 Nov, 2008 07:13 pm
@patiodog,
No, I'm not. That's why I haven't gotten one yet.
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patiodog
 
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Reply Thu 6 Nov, 2008 09:58 pm
@ossobuco,
What I mean, osso, is that dogs are proud of their poop. The ground scratchers aren't trying to cover it, they're rubbing the scent glands from their feet on the ground, to say -- "See this big manly turd? This was put here by Rex! This is my ****, people!" You'll notice that particularly confident dogs can get very showy about their post-poop pawing.

I've seen a couple of dogs, very uncertain of and threatened by their new surroundings, who wouldn't **** outside, which I strongly suspect was part of an effort to conceal their presence or at least not to offend the neighborhood brutes.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 6 Nov, 2008 10:01 pm
@patiodog,
I got a neighboring weenie dog shits at all 4 corners of my house...

(I am SO tempted to let Stinky show him the rules)

he gotta brother on a chain of the doberman variety, so prolly not...
Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 6 Nov, 2008 10:15 pm
@Rockhead,
FWIW, from what I know from first hand experience, dachshunds are often tough to housebreak.They're a bit stubborn and accidents are common.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 6 Nov, 2008 10:17 pm
@Ragman,
he's SO not mine...

he chases cars and ladies with strollers , too.

(reminds me a bit of shooter without a gun...)
patiodog
 
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Reply Fri 7 Nov, 2008 06:36 am
@Rockhead,
Put food out for him. Let him eat in until he's obese. Then he'll slip a disk and he won't even be able to walk to the 4 corners of your house.

(Or is this a little cruel? Just giving a doggie some extra treats?)
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 7 Nov, 2008 10:47 am
@patiodog,
Ah, that makes sense, both the pride element, and the reaction of some re neighbor's dogs, etc. I'd no idea about scent glands in dogs' paws..
patiodog
 
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Reply Fri 7 Nov, 2008 07:29 pm
@ossobuco,
It's the only place they sweat.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Fri 7 Nov, 2008 08:04 pm
@patiodog,
Our dog goes into the bushes where it's not visible and as far as I am concerned -
that's natural fertilizer.
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