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Dog can’t stay still while pooping

 
 
Linkat
 
Reply Tue 29 Sep, 2009 09:28 am
My puppy keeps moving while he is pooping. This may seem funny to you, but it is a pain in the a$$ for me especially when it is dark. I am forced to search for the poop in various spots to scoop it up. And since I am a considerate neighbor, I do want to make sure I clean up after him. Any way to get him to stay still without holding him (too gross for me and I’d like to give him some privacy)?
 
sullyfish6
 
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Reply Tue 29 Sep, 2009 10:06 am
He is moving so that the poop drops off away from him. It's a common thing, especially in little dogs. Drives my SIL nuts with her yappy Pom-Poo.

chai2
 
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Reply Tue 29 Sep, 2009 10:07 am
maybe put some food down so his attention will be on that while he poops?
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Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 29 Sep, 2009 10:16 am
@sullyfish6,
Really? I just figured it was because he was a puppy and can't stay still.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 29 Sep, 2009 10:19 am
@Linkat,
Pretty standard for dogs to move forward/away from their poop as they're in action.

I used to always carry a small flashlight when I took the dogs out at night. Now I try to encourage them to poop in better lit areas. They're usually accommodating.
boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 29 Sep, 2009 11:19 am
Is his poop really hard?

My dog does that when he's eaten something hard to digest.

Maybe you could try switching his food to one of the "highly digestable" foods.
Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 29 Sep, 2009 11:26 am
Our girl dog does that, but especially when she has the runs . . . it can be quite entertaining, as long as you don't think about the fact that you'll have to clean it up.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 29 Sep, 2009 11:27 am
@ehBeth,
I carry a flashlight as well. He doesn't just scoot a little though - he moves a good amount so even with light I am searching to make sure I get every little (s)crap. Being small it makes it even more difficult. If I had a Great Dane I wouldn't have the same problem finding the poop.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 29 Sep, 2009 11:28 am
@boomerang,
It is rare for it to be hard (and I thought parents talking about poop was insane). If anything it is more on the squishy side.
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