What do you do when an older dog poops in the house?
When an old dog poops uncontrollably, it’s best to get a solid diagnosis from your veterinarian, which can be complicated. Then you have to learn how to live with the results. Here are some questions your vet may have: Does the dog know what they’re doing, or is the poop just falling out of them? (Fecal incontinence.)
What do you do when a dog poops in the house?
If the dog begins to poop/pee inside:
Why is my dog pooping in the house all of a sudden?
This could be due to weakening muscles with age, or possibly even a mental condition such as canine cognitive dysfunction—a medical issue similar to human Alzheimer’s disease. Your dog also may have developed a health problem that is causing him or her to be unable to control pooping indoors.
Should you punish your dog for pooping in the house?
Don’t punish your dog if he poops in the house. This applies even when your dog has been potty trained. No dog is the same. … Instead of disciplining your dog for pooping indoors, what you are going to do is to reward your dog for pooping outside.