Wake up and smell the dogshit!
October 24, 2006 10:44 AM Subscribe
Every morning, there is a puddle of pee and one or more piles of poop on my kitchen floor. I think it's the dog. Please help me.
posted by Methylviolet to pets & animals (22 answers total)
Yes, every single morning. For the past month or so.
The dog is a golden retriever, and we live in a tiny apartment. She spent the first two years of her life in a house with a yard, but she did not poop or pee in the apartment the first eight months we were there (except very occaisionally, when she didn't get taken out). I think my daughter (whose dog this is) had not been taking her out consistently over a period of a few weeks, and so the poor dog had no other option, and got into the habit.
Now I am taking the dog out twice a day, fifteen minutes or so in the morning, and a 30 minute walk in the evening, and she has not stopped doing it. I figured she'd need some time to get back in the habit of refraining in the house, but Jesus Mary and Joseph -- how long?
She does it in the middle of the night -- somewhere between 2-5 am. We never catch her at it.
What can I do?