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Won't Stop Pooping in the House

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Pickles

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Barked: Fri Dec 28, '12 9:48pm PST 
Our three year old miniature bull dog won't stop pooping in the house.

The dog is housebroken, but it seems like over the past couple of months (since about October, maybe) she has refused to poop outside. She'll pee right away and sniff around for a bit, but otherwise she won't do anything.

We keep both our dogs on a consistant schedule, even though we can't walk them together without problems, and there hasn't been any problems with our other dog. We just tried shifting their eating to later in the day and taking the problem dog out later, but it hasn't made a difference. She seems to be doing this late into the night too, so we can't keep an eye out for when she obviously needs to go.

Any advice?
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Lily

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Barked: Sat Dec 29, '12 5:29am PST 
Has your pup been to the vet to rule out any medical problems that could cause house soiling?
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Pickles

Not-so-lean,- mean, farting- machine
 
 
Barked: Sat Dec 29, '12 1:19pm PST 
No ): both our dogs need to go to the vet for check ups, but money is very tight right now so we can only take them to the local pet store for their shots when they're giving free ones.
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Lily

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Barked: Sat Dec 29, '12 2:12pm PST 
For now, till you can get to the vet, I would go back to house training 101 and treat her like a puppy. Also, make sure that you cleaning any accidents with an enzyme pet odor eliminator. This will help completely remove any left over scent and may help discourage any future accidents.
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