If you've ever stood outside in the rain waiting for your dog to do his doody, you know that this is a 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 patience.
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 your pooch to do the number two. Before you learn how to make a dog poop quickly, note that this process can take weeks, and even months.
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 affects a dog's bowels. If your pet is having trouble pooping, you need to seek veterinary care.
Constipation is the most common cause, but more serious health conditions are also possible. Forcing your dog to try to have a bowel movement if he is constipated, or when there is an obstruction, could do irreversible damage to a dog's body.
1. Find a Quiet Place
Like us, dogs prefer 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.
So find a quiet spot for your dog to use the bathroom. Get to a place with privacy and limited distractions. Make this a regular bathroom spot. The dog will begin to feel more comfortable in this location over time and will learn that this is his spot to “go”.
2. Try a Belly Rub
A dog massage stimulates muscle fibers, and gets blood flowing. Massage therapy is great for dogs for a number of reasons. Did you know that massaging your pet's abdomen could help stimulate his bowels and get things flowing, similar to a massage to get the gas out?
Before bringing your dog outside to poop, give him a soft belly rub using a clockwise motion. Not only will the massage stimulate the dog's bowels, but 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. To get things moving, get your pup moving, too. I have a Labrador who loves to play fetch. When first learning how to make a dog poop quickly, I used to always play a game of fetch with her to help speed things along.
Dogs will often do their business while out on a walk, but you could also play some games like fetch, tug-of-war or anything else 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
As the old saying goes, “when you have to go, you have to go.” The same is true for dogs.
Routine is important, and to make your dog poop quicker, observe him to note when he normally poops. Does he typically go number two in the morning or in the evening? Maybe both? How long does it usually take for his body to process food after a meal?
For example, let's say your dog normally goes to the bathroom twice each day, and he usually poops about an hour after eating. Then this is the schedule that you'll need to follow. You cannot expect your dog to use the bathroom on your schedule.
Eventually, You Can Train the Dog to Poop on Command
To make a dog poop quicker will take time, so don't rush it. Once your dog is on a regular bathroom schedule and you've found a quite a place for his potty break, you can start training your dog to poop on command.
Yes, it's possible, and it's actually very simple do achieve this. But it will take a long time.
When your dog squats to poop, use a cue word (like “Doody”) to help him understand what you want him to do. After your pup does his business, reward him with praise and treats. This will show the dog what you're expecting of him and reinforce this behavior.
Eventually, your dog will realize that your cue word means you want him to do his business. Don't get too excited, however: this training will take a lot of time and patience. You will need to go through this process with your pet every time he uses the bathroom for weeks – maybe even months – before he grasps the concept of pooping on command.
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