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Old 10-02-2012, 02:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tyson seems to like stepping in his poop...is this just a puppy thing? I clean up the poop in the yard every day, sometime twice a day. We don't have a tiny yard, but it's not huge either. He has never eaten his poop, and he doesn't roll in it, he just manages to step in it every day!!! It's sooo frustrating. I'm tired of wiping his feet and bleaching my tile floors. Lol he will even turn @ right after he's done pooping and step right in it. It seems it's gotten worse as he's gotten older- now turning 6 mo-- does anyone else's dogs do his? Also, he isnt lifting his leg yet. Sometimes when he squats to pee he sits completely down and sometimes he just squats--- but also, oddly sometimes when he pees he licks/ drinks his pee. I have no idea why. He ALWAYS has fresh clean water avail in his bowl and only drinks bottled water. It can't be a nutrient thing because he eats great food. So just wondering - is this normal? I'm starting to think he's not he brightest crayon in the box here. Lol


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He doesn't show any neurological signs of something being wrong - he's not unusually clumsy. He's bright happy and alert and clearly sees fine and eats and drinks fine- I just find this very odd. Lol


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I've never had Rex do any of this before other than he did step in his own Poop..when he was a Puppy he Always walked backwards and would step in his own poop, but not intentionally.. we now just out of habit pull his leash forward when he poops so he doesnt step onit.

Maybe leash him and walk him till he poops and dont let him step init and give him praise when he doesnt... Plus the Pee thing that is weird....never heard of that before
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My 7 month old puppy seems to do the same thing!!! However, I have no advice for you (but hope someone will). Georgie sorta hops/steps around in a circle when she poops and almost always seems to step/lean in it...

And I, too, am getting tired of wiping her feet comstantly... But, it drives me more insane when she comes in the door and jumps right onto the bed with her poopy paws!!! (Or muddy, but muddy doesn't smell so bad!! Hahah).

I try to pull her n the leash when I walk her but its hard when she goes in the backyard...

I was hoping it was a "puppy thing" since she's done it since I got her (7 weeks old). But she hasn't grown out of it yet!!!

Good luck (to both of us)...
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Haha - thank you both for the comments I'm glad to see I'm not the only one goin thru this. Lol- I will chalk it up to just being a puppy. Good luck to us both

We just got a new waterbed and both dogs know they aren't allowed on it, so thank goodness I don't have that mess, but at 4:40 in the mornjng the other day I had my work dress clothes all layed out - needless to say - he pulled them all off the bed and poopy paw prints all over before I could catch him- that woke me up pretty fast.lol


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My Bella the white one seems to like eating cat poop I'm not sure why I feed her good its nasty
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My Bella the white one seems to like eating cat poop I'm not sure why I feed her good its nasty
I read somewhere that dogs eating cat poop can mean that they are low in potassium. Try some mashed up bananas .



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Will try it thanks a lot
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Tyson seems to like stepping in his poop...is this just a puppy thing? I clean up the poop in the yard every day, sometime twice a day. We don't have a tiny yard, but it's not huge either. He has never eaten his poop, and he doesn't roll in it, he just manages to step in it every day!!! It's sooo frustrating. I'm tired of wiping his feet and bleaching my tile floors. Lol he will even turn @ right after he's done pooping and step right in it. It seems it's gotten worse as he's gotten older- now turning 6 mo-- does anyone else's dogs do his? Also, he isnt lifting his leg yet. Sometimes when he squats to pee he sits completely down and sometimes he just squats--- but also, oddly sometimes when he pees he licks/ drinks his pee. I have no idea why. He ALWAYS has fresh clean water avail in his bowl and only drinks bottled water. It can't be a nutrient thing because he eats great food. So just wondering - is this normal? I'm starting to think he's not he brightest crayon in the box here. Lol


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Kratos doesn't lift his leg yet either and he's 13 months - I thought it was odd as well being he's not neutered. BUT I think I'd rather him squat then hike his leg on my chairs, BBQ, walls etc..

I'm sure the hiking of the leg is coming soon enough (or should I say marking &#128533 planning on getting him neutered soon so hopefully he doesn't start before then.





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Lol you think having one pup back up while they poop is complicated, you should try 6 at once. When we began house breaking, we would carry the pups out to the yard and have to stand close to the pack while they did their business. As soon as one took the position to leave us a present, we'd reach out and hold their little butts so they couldn't walk backwards as they pooped. Im sure to the casual observer, it looked like we were playing Twister. We had to do this for approximately 4 weeks before the forward button in their brains engaged.

As for the drinking of pee while he urinates, honestly I'd take him to the vet. It sounds to me like it hurts him to pee. Could be UTI, a stone, a narrow urethral, or any number of things. Not something I would ignore as it doesn't sound normal at all.

As for the leg lifting when he pees, well it too could be connected to the whole licking of pee or it could just be he hasn't gotten there yet. My males will sometimes lift their legs and sometimes just stretch out to pee. Mostly when they are just being lazy.
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