How to Get Your Dog to Poop Outside Every Time

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Do you find that it’s a case of pot luck when it comes to your dog pooping outside? 

Maybe some days you feel like your dog is 100% potty trained, and then others you could scream with frustration when you find an accident in the house. 

If this sounds all too familiar, then you need to read the below blog. 

From training a puppy in only a couple of hours to whether or not you should crate train, discover everything you need to know about how to get your dog to poop outside each and every time below. 

Use the Right Training Method

You cannot expect a puppy or to understand that they should be pooping outside. As with any training process, you need to teach your dog how to become potty trained.

Although you can find many conflicting methods for training your dog and preventing accidents online, the best way to ensure your dog poops outside in the long term is to praise your dog. Also known as positive reinforcement, every time your dog goes to the toilet in their designated potty area in your backyard, you should profusely praise them. 

Make Your Backyard More Accessible and Enticing 

If you are out at work most of the day and your dog is struggling to stick to their allocated toilet breaks in the morning, and when you get home, you might want to think about getting a sliding glass pet door fitted in your home. Allowing your dog to get into your backyard whenever they need to throughout the day and night, you can control these with automatic sliding door sensors that provide enhanced security for your dog and your home. 

It can also be a good idea to make your backyard seem more enticing, especially for the colder and wetter months of the year when your dog may be tempted to have an accident in the house. You could choose to create a sheltered area where your dog can do his business or make a designated area where scents are familiar. 

Be Consistent in Your Efforts

House training your dog can be a bit of a nightmare, and you may find yourself taking the path of least resistance and creating an indoor potty area for your dog. However, be warned, once you have gone down this route, it will be almost impossible to encourage your dog to poop outside from there on in. 

Instead, make sure you are consistent in your efforts to get your dog to poop outside and refuse to admit defeat, even if your beloved pooch seems like a lost cause. Rest assured, he will learn eventually.

Consider Crate Training 

If you haven’t yet considered this training method, you should know that it can be highly effective when done correctly. Crate training involves placing your puppy in a crate for a limited amount of time only so that they learn to control their bowel movements. Allowing you to house train your puppy in a very short amount of time, simply take them out of the crate, carry them outside and let them do their business.