You may have gotten a good chuckle from reading the title of this article. However, if you've ever stood outside in the rain waiting for your dog to do his doody, you know that this is actually a very serious topic and a frustrating task for some pet owners. Learning how to make a dog poop quickly isn't difficult, but it will take time and some patience in training your pup.
You can't poop on command, and neither can your dog. Just because it's convenient for you to take your dog outside to do his business before you go to work, doesn't mean it's the most convenient time for him to take a number 2.
Whether it's inclement weather, a very busy schedule or just impatience that has brought you to this article, you're here to learn how to make a dog poop quickly. It's really a simple process, but it won't happen overnight. Before you learn how to do this, you need to be aware that this process will take weeks, possible even months.
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How to Make a Dog Poop Quickly
Please note: The information in this article is NOT for pet owners with a dog that is constipated or has any type of medical condition that effects his bowels. If your dog is having trouble pooping, you need to seek veterinary care.
The best case scenario is constipation, but a more serious health condition is also possible. Forcing your dog to try to have a bowel movement if he is constipated or there is an obstruction could do irreversible damage to his body.
1. Find a Quiet Place
Would you like to use the bathroom with someone watching you? Your dog doesn't want to either! Like us, dogs want a quiet, private place to do their business. Unlike us, they usually don't have that.
Think about things from your dog's point of view. Quite often when he's trying to go to the bathroom he is hearing strange noises and picking up interesting smells. There is probably someone watching him most of the time too. How would you like to use the bathroom under these circumstances?
Find a quiet spot for your dog to use the bathroom. Try to find a place with privacy and limited distractions. Make this your regular bathroom spot. Your dog will begin to feel more comfortable in this location over time and will learn that this is his spot to “go” – just like humans use designated bathrooms to do their business.
2. Try a Belly Rub
Massage stimulates muscles and gets blood flowing. Massage therapy is great for dogs for a number of reasons. Did you know that massaging Fido's abdomen could help to stimulate his bowels and get things flowing?
Before bringing your dog outside to do his doody, give him a soft belly rub using a clockwise motion. Not only will the massage stimulate the bowels, it will help your dog relax and relieve any stress that he may be feeling. It's a lot easier to poop when you're relaxed than it is when your muscles are tense and you're feeling anxious.
3. Get Your Dog Moving
Lack of exercise can cause your dog's bowels to become sluggish. In order to get things moving, you'll have to get your pup moving. We have a Labrador who loves to play fetch. When learning how to make a dog poop quickly, I always use a game of fetch to help speed things along.
Dogs will often do their business while out on a walk, but you could also play fetch, tug-of-war or play a fun game to help hasten the process. Agility work or scent work are also great activities that would help get your pup active and his bowels moving.
4. Keep Your Dog on a Schedule
When learning how to make a dog poop quickly, you need to observe your dog to see when he normally poops. Does he typically go in the morning or evening? Both? How long does it typically take his body to process food?
Let's say your dog typically goes to the bathroom twice each day, and he usually goes about an hour after eating. This is the schedule that you'll need to follow. You cannot expect your dog to use the bathroom on your schedule.
As the old saying goes, “when you have to go, you have to go.” The same is true for your dog. Agreeing to adopt a pet into your family means that you need to make your dog the priority and change your schedule to cater to your pet's needs.
Eventually, you can train him to poop on command
It takes time, so don't rush it. Once your dog is on a regular bathroom schedule and you've found a quite a place for him to use the bathroom, you can start training your dog to poop on command.
When your dog squats to poop, use a cue word to help him understand what you want him to do. After your pup does his business, reward him. This will show him what you're expecting of him and reward the expected behavior.
Eventually, your dog will realize that your cue word means you want him to do his business. But, don't get too excited. This training will take a lot of time and patience. You will need to go through this process with your dog every time he uses the bathroom for weeks – maybe even months – before he grasps the concept of pooping on command.
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